Game of the Week: Owls second half push too much for Cleveland
OOLTEWAH, Tn. - A game with big playoff implications did not disappoint. The Ooltewah Owls hosting the Cleveland Blue Raiders, a win for the Owls would pretty much lock-up a home playoff game, but the Blue Raiders needed the win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Early on it looked like Cleveland would spoil homecoming festivities jumping out to a 14-0 lead in the first half. The Owls would cut the lead in half before the end of the 2nd quarter to limit the damage.
They quickly tied it up in the 2nd half after quarterback Kyrell Sanford went 60-yds to the end zone. A Sanford pass to Malachi Quinn would follow, but a missed extra point left the Owls up only six.
Cleveland would answer too, on a Jackson Moore pass to Davarus Bowman, but their extra point was blocked to even it up at 20 apiece.
Sanford would put the Owls back on top with a 19-yd pass to Fisher Perry. He would then put it away late in the 4th on his second touchdown run of the evening.
Sanford finished with four total touchdowns, two through the air, two on the ground, and the Owls defeat Cleveland, 34-20.
Ooltewah wraps-up regular season and region play next Friday at home against Heritage.
Cleveland will hope to keep their playoff hopes alive against McMinn County next Friday.