Defense bends, doesn’t break as Saints fall, 6-0

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Updated: September 27, 2013
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With the season winding down, the Saints looked to add another win to their record. Unfortunately that was not the case on 8th-grade night, as the Saints fell to Cornerstone, 6-0.

Tackled for a loss

Tackled for a loss

In a game that was very evenly matched from the opening kickoff, the Saints just couldn’t seem to get much positive momentum. DeKalb started the game off hot as they held Cornerstone to a 3-and-out on their first drive. It took only 2 plays for the Saints offense to produce a first down, but they quickly cooled off after a fumble (recovered by the offense), sack, and a bad snap on fourth down. Cornerstone’s offense then went 18 yards for the only score of the game.

The second quarter faired unfortunate, as flags and incomplete passes plagued both teams. Dekalb’s total yards were 7 and Cornerstone -1.

Tipped, bobbled, but caught for a huge gain

Tipped, bobbled, but caught for a huge gain

The height of this match would happen on the opening drive of the second half though. DeKalb swiftly moved the ball from their own 47 down to the red zone. Tyler Cantrell through a rocket into double coverage, that was tipped, bobbled and finally brought in by Paxton Butler. This drive would end shortly after though, as the Saints stalled out on a 4th-and-inches on the 4 yard line.

The defense then had flashes of greatness by moving the Yellow Jackets back the their own 3 and forcing them to punt.

The fourth quarter looked much like a replay of the second as neither offense could get anything going.

Tyler Cantrell hurls it down field

Tyler Cantrell hurls it down field

Bradley Miller breaks a tackle

Bradley Miller breaks a tackle

Going for broke in the fourth

Going for broke in the fourth

Tyler Cantrell scrambling for yards

Tyler Cantrell scrambling for yards