By Scott McKie B.P.
One Feather staff
- Randy Hernandez (#2) runs for a TD against the Braves on Friday night. The Braves host the North Dupliln Rebels this Friday, Nov. 13 in the first round of the 1-A Football playoffs.
The Cherokee Braves lost their last regular season game 56-12 to #10 ranked Robbinsville on Friday, Nov. 6. Black Knights RB Kurt Odom ran 19 times for 194 yards and 3 TDs to lead Robbinsville over the Braves.
The Braves get a chance to wipe the slate clean as they enter the 1-A playoffs this Friday, Nov. 13 at home against North Duplin (4-6).
On Friday night, Odom scored all of his touchdowns in the first quarter on runs of 23, 41, and 4 yards. Chris Daniels added two of three extra points and the Black Knights led 20-0 at the end of one.
Following a Braves punt, Robbinsville found themselves 1st and 10 from their own 20 yard line. Odom found a hole and ran 46 yards to the Braves 34 yard line. He was run down by Braves CB William Carmichael who saved a touchdown. Two plays later, the Black Knights would find the end zone again as Randy Hernandez caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Blake Anderson. Daniels added the extra point and Robbinsville led 27-0 at the 10:35 mark in the second quarter.
Two minutes later, Robbinsville would find the end zone again as Jaron Ayers (7 rushes for 82 yds.) ran it in from 12 yards out. Daniels kick was good, and the Black Knights took a 34-0 lead into the locker room.
The Black Knights kept it going in the third quarter as Ayers would score his second of the game on a 56 yard run midway through the quarter. Daniels added the extra point and Robbinsville extended its lead to 41-0.
Three minutes later, Hunter Phillips would catch a 28-yard touchdown pass from Luke Perkins to add to Robbinsville’s lead. Daniels added the extra point and the Black Knights led 48-0 with three minutes left in the quarter.
But, Cherokee wouldn’t quit. They put together a drive that culminated in Storm Sequoyah (3 rec. 49 yds) catching a 29-yard touchdown pass from John Roper (9/18, 88 yds.) with a little more than a minute left in the third quarter. The extra point failed and Robbinsville led 48-6 going into the fourth quarter.
A few minutes later, Cherokee would get on the board again as Carmichael ran for an 8-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion failed to make it 48-12 at the 9:19 mark in the fourth quarter.
Robbinsville would add one more score as Zack Waldroup ran it in from 14 yards out. Tevin Smoker added the two-point conversion and the Black Knights would take the win at 56-12.