Published On: Sun, Oct 9th, 2016

FOOTBALL: Swain tops Cherokee 35-16

SCORE: Isaiah Evans (#5), Braves sophomore running back, scores over Swain’s Trae Bradley on a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Evans finished the game with 52 yards on 12 rushes. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

SCORE: Isaiah Evans (#5), Braves sophomore running back, scores over Swain’s Trae Bradley on a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Evans finished the game with 52 yards on 12 rushes. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

 

Cherokee’s cross-county rival, the Swain Co. Maroon Devils (2-5), defeated the Braves 35-16 at Ray Kinsland Stadium on Friday, Oct. 7.   Cherokee fell to 3-4 on the year and travel to Rosman on Friday, Oct. 14.

The Braves were led by Tye Mintz, junior quarterback, who threw for 261 yards.  He completed passes to four different receivers.  Cherokee’s defense was led by Holden Straughan with eight tackles.  Cherokee finished the game with 28 first downs and Swain had 26.  Both teams had 15 first downs at the half.

SCORING SUMMARY

1st Quarter

3:26 – Keshaun Beaner (Swain) 1-yard run, Holden Petty kick. Swain 7 Cherokee 0

2nd Quarter

2:37 – Seth Parker (Swain) 39-yard pass from Brodie Bowman, Petty kick. Swain 14 Cherokee 0

00:26 – Dylan Smith (Swain) 2-yard run, Petty kick. Swain 21 Cherokee 0

3rd Quarter

3:18 – Smith (Swain) 1-yard run, Petty kick. Swain 28 Cherokee 0

4th Quarter

9:30 – Isaiah Evans (Cherokee) 2-yard run, two-point Cade Mintz pass from Tye Mintz. Swain 28 Cherokee 8

8:04 – Smith (Swain) 3-yard run, Petty kick. Swain 35 Cherokee 8

2:12 – Cade Mintz 56-yard pass from Tye Mintz, two-point Blake Smith pass from Tye Mintz. Swain 35 Cherokee 16

Cherokee’s George Swayney goes in from the front for a tackle on Swain’s Dylan Smith. Swayney finished the game with 5 tackles. Smith rushed 8 times for 73 yards and 3 touchdowns. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

Cherokee’s George Swayney (#7) goes in from the front for a tackle on Swain’s Dylan Smith. Swayney finished the game with 5 tackles. Smith rushed 8 times for 73 yards and 3 touchdowns. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

STATISTICS

RUSHING: Cherokee – Isaiah Evans 12 rush, 52 yards, 1 TD; Tye Mintz 17 rush, 26 yards; Blake Smith 1 rush, 1 yard.  Swain – Chris Miller 9 rush, 82 yards; Dylan Smith 8 rush, 73 yards, 3 TD; Keshaun Beaner 7 rush, 42 yards, 1 TD; Brodie Bowman 8 rush, 25 yards

PASSING: Cherokee – Tye Mintz 19 of 33 passes, 261 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT.  Swain – Brodie Bowman 5 of 8 passes, 81 yards, 1 TD

RECEIVING: Cherokee – Cade Mintz 8 rec, 137 yards, 1 TD; Holden Straughan 5 rec, 56 yards; Anthony Toineeta 3 rec, 29 yards; Blake Smith 2 rec, 6 yards.  Swain – Seth Parker 3 rec, 73 yards, 1 TD; Brier Younce 1 rec, 10 yards; Trae Bradley 1 rec, 2 yards

TACKLES: Cherokee – Holden Straughan 8, Shane Swimmer 7, Anthony Toineeta 6, George Swayney 5, Damian Blanton 4, Gary Teesateskie 4, Jack Layno 4

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– One Feather staff report