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Middle school football: Benton sweeps Rusheon

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The Benton Tigers swept the Rusheon Rams in Bossier Parish middle school district football seventh- and eighth-grade games Wednesday at Bossier’s Memorial Stadium.

Benton won the seventh-grade game 30-6 and then edged the Rams 14-6 in the eighth-grade game.

The other games scheduled for Tuesday — Cope vs. Elm Grove and Haughton vs. Greenacres — were postponed because of rain. The Haughton-Greenacres game will be made up Oct. 25.

At Bossier, Grey Walters scored the winning touchdown in the eighth-grade game on a quarterback sneak, capping a drive in the final two minutes of the game. Walters hit Pearce Russell for the two-point conversion.

Walters’ TD after Rusheon’s JaDarrious Johnson tied the game at 6 with a long run. Benton then drove to the tiebreaking score. Ethan Johnson picked up good yardage after catching passes from Walters.

The Tigers’ first touchdown came on a long pass from Walters to Russell.

Coach Jared Stowell said Tyler Trotter made some big plays on offense and defense.

Benton improved to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in district.

Greg Manning scored two rushing touchdowns for the victorious Benton seventh-grade squad.

Trey Smith ran for a TD and caught a two-point conversion pass from Jeff King. King also connected with Andrew Wainscott for a conversion after Manning’s second TD.

Ryan Liles scored a rushing touchdown after which Manning passed to King for the conversion.

Benton improved to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in district.

NOTE: The above report is based on information provided by coaches.