ARDMORE, ELKTON, ELKMONT, ANTHONY HILL, ATHENS, BAUGH COMMUNITY, BETHEL, BLACK CAT, BLANCHE, BOBO, BRYSON, BUNKER HILL, CARTERS GROVE, CASH POINT, COFFEE POT, COLDWATER, DELROSE, DELLROSE, ELKWOOD, GOBBLERS KNOB, GOODSPRINGS, HARVEST, HAZEL GREEN, HOLLANDS GIN, LICK SKILLET, LOCKS CROSS ROADS, MACEDONIA, MADISON CROSS ROADS, MINOR HILL, PETTUSVILLE, PINEDALE, PISGAH, PROSPECT, PULASKI, TAFT, THACH, TONEY, U-TAKE-IT
Members of the undefeated Limestone County Champion Ardmore Middle School Tigers are, front, from left, Luke Sims #1, Houston Vickers #2, Will Witherow #3, Jason Simmons #4, Brant Young #5, Grant Madewell #6, Dakota Smith #8, Clay Graviet #9, Nathan Stafford #10, Brayden Hillis #12, second row from left, Isaiah Nichols #13, Micah Gene Mullins II #14, Bryce Duskin #15, Preston Patterson #16, Eli Pope #17, Xzander Atkins #18, Cody Patterson #23, Kyle Johns #24, Leyton Zirbel #34, Thomas Colston #46, Justice Casteel #48, Bryce Moore #51, Shamarion Nard #52, back row from left, Nathan Davis #53, Siqorra Hotchkiss #54, Carson Pressnell #55, Justin Coverdale #56, Kaden Newton #57, Cole Tipton #60, Caleb Pack #62, Eli Derrick #64, Chris Sterling #65, Dakota Eldredge #67, Brayden Lock #69, Robbie Baker #72, Chase Sims #77 and Tyler Thompson #88. (YCS Photo)
Undefeated Ardmore Middle School Tigers Limestone County Champs
On their way to an undefeated season the Ardmore Middle School Football Tigers scored 148 points while allowing only 26 points to be scored against them. The Tiger defense had three shutouts during the season.
In the Championship game against West Limestone, West received the opening kickoff and after gaining a couple of first downs the Tiger defense stiffened and stopped the Wildcat drive.
Ardmore took the ball and after runs by Shamarion Nard and Houston Vickers the Tigers had moved the ball over 50 yards. Nard scored the first touchdown of the game on a five yard run. Nard also added the two point conversion to make the score 8-0.
Following the ensuing kickoff, the Tiger defense stopped West and the Ardmore offense had the ball. Following runs by Nard Cody Patterson broke out on a 45 yard run putting the Tigers in good position. Nard carried the ball into the end zone on the next play for the touchdown. The two point conversion failed and the score stood at 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Tigers defense held the Wildcats in check, but the Ardmore offense struggled in the second quarter. West Limestone put together a drive justbefore halftime. Aided by a ruffling the passer call the Wildcats were able to get on the scoreboard with a touchdown. The two point conversion was unsuccessful. With seconds remaining in the first half the Tigers tried to score by passing. Both Duskin and Vickers had passing attempts, however Vickers was unable to connect with Patterson as the clock ticked down and the halftime score was 14-6.
The Tigers received the second half kickoff and following runs by Nard and Vickers the Tigers were at midfield. Vickers then took the ball and ran it in for a touchdown. The two point conversion was unsuccessful and the Tigers lead was 20-6.
The Tiger defense stood tall and didn't allow the West Wildcats to score in the second half of the championship game.
Ardmore scored their fourth and final touchdown of the game on a rum by Isaiah Nichols who then added the two point conversion giving the Tigers a 28-6 win and the Limestone County Championship.
Reflecting back on the season Coach Tim Jones
said, "The team continued to improve in every game. They worked hard all season and have a championship to show for their hard work. Our support personal, Rick Roberts, Hayden Durham and John Justice were a big help to the coaches and the team."
During the regular season the Tigers beat West Limestone 16-0, Clements 6-0, Elkmont 44-0, East Limestone 32-6 and Westminster 22-14.
The Ardmore Middle School Tigers are, Luke Sims, Houston Vickers, Will Witherow, Jason Simmons, Brant Young, Grant Madewell, Dakota Smith, Clay Graviet, Nathan Stafford, Brayden Hillis, Isaiah Nichols, Micah Gene Mullins II, Bryce Duskin, Preston Patterson, Eli Pope, Xzander Atkins, Cody Patterson, Kyle Johns, Leyton Zirbel, Kaden Newton, Thomas Colston, Justice Casteel, Bryce Moore, Shamarion Nard, Nathan Davis, Siqorra Hotchkiss, Carson Pressnell, Justin Coverdale, Cole Tipton, Caleb Pack, Eli Derrick, Chris Sterling, Dakota Eldredge, Brayden Lock and Robbie Baker.