Braves fall to Tigers

by Oct 26, 2010SPORTS di-ne-lv-di-yi0 comments

Rosman 43, Cherokee 39


ROSMAN – Cherokee RB Dorian Walkingstick continued his ground assault Friday, Oct. 22 against Rosman gaining 211 yards on 25 carries and scoring four times.  His performance wasn’t enough to garner a win against the Tigers who gained 435 total yards on offense.  Cherokee fell to 3-6 on the year with a 43-39 loss to the Tigers (3-7). 

Cherokee lost by four points, and the point-after touchdown conversions killed them.  Overall, Cherokee and Rosman each scored six touchdowns in the game.  The difference came down to the point-after tries in which Cherokee missed one point-after kick and failed on three two-point conversions.  Rosman made three kicks, missed one, but were able to convert two two-point conversion tries. 

Rosman’s Duran Scruggs scored four TDs of his own and ended with 152 yards on 23 carries to help the Tigers secure the win.  Blaine McCall also went over the 100 yard mark for Rosman with 130 on 16 carries and 1 TD. 

Rosman jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter on two touchdown runs by Scruggs (16, 6).  Walkingstick kept Cherokee in the hunt with a 46-yard touchdown run of his own. 

The second quarter was very similar as Rosman would score twice and Cherokee would score once.  McCall ran for a 42-yard touchdown and Whitmire added a 3-yard score for the Tigers and Cherokee QB Jesse Blanton ran for a 4-yard run. 

Cherokee trailed 28-13 at halftime. 

The Braves came out blazing in the third quarter as Walkingstick added two scores on runs of 9 yards and 20 yards.  Both two-point conversions failed and Cherokee trailed 28-25 going into the final quarter. 

Each team scored twice in the fourth quarter.  Scruggs scored on two separate runs of 2 yards each.  Walkingstick added his fourth score of the game on a 15-yard run and Poncho Ramirez scored the last touchdown of the game on a 7-yard pass from Blanton.