The Rusheon Rams, Elm Grove Eagles and Greenacres Mustangs won seventh-grade football games Tuesday.
The Rams defeated Cope 24-0 at Airline Stadium. The Eagles defeated Benton 28-0 at Preston Crownover Stadium in a game that was called at the start of the third quarter because of severe weather. The Mustangs defeated Haughton 20-6 at Haughton.
Elm Grove and Greenacres are tied for the district lead at 3-0 with two games to play. The Eagles and Mustangs play Tuesday with the winner clinching a share of the district title.
Rusheon is in third place at 2-1.
Mother Nature was the big winner in the eighth-grade district. All three games were postponed because of the severe weather.
Here is a recap of the seventh-grade games.
Rusheon 24, Cope 0: Jacoby Decker, Montrez Henderson and Daniel Moore all scored touchdowns for the Rams.
Decker raced 20 yards for the Rams’ first touchdown and then scored the two-point conversion.
Henderson scored on a 15-yard run. He also had two conversions.
Moore returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown.
Rusheon’s Ja’nron Rogers forced a fumble. Armani Brown and Brenden Moseley each had fumble recoveries.
Rusheon coach Thomas Chester said other defensive standouts were Michael Green, Deandre Ellison, Shucurio Thomas, Sheldon Roseburgh, Joseph Wiggins and Malik Taylor.
Elm Grove 28, Benton 0: Elm Grove coach Mark Tabor said the game will not be resumed and the score will stand.
The Eagles’ Amani Larry hit Kaybien Smallwood for a 25-yard score and scrambled 10 yards for another touchdown.
Alec Crain plowed through the middle for a 3-yard touchdown and also scored two conversions.
Alija Barnette ran 50 yards for a touchdown off a reverse sweep.
Greenacres 20, Haughton 6: Fred Lemons scored three touchdowns to lead the Mustangs.
Lemons’ TD runs covered 43, 51 and 30 yards. He also scored a conversion.
Greenacres coach Justin James said Cade Nelson, Romeo Winston, Jonathan Lacour, Christopher Lutterman and Ryan McDonough were defensive standouts.