Redskins rally for victory over visiting Wildcats


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Kim Henson | Daily Enterprise Cumberland’s Josh Swanner ran for two touchdowns to lead the Redskins to a 20-16 win over Evarts in seventh- and eighth-grade football action Thursday.


On Tuesday on the road, it was a late goal-line stand to preserve a win over Harlan.

On Thursday at home, it was a late touchdown to hold off Evarts.

The Cumberland Redskins continue to find ways to win close games as they improved to 5-1 with a 20-16 victory over the visiting 2-2 Wildcats.

Cumberland trailed 16-12 at halftime, a score that held up until the Redskins took over on the Evarts 5 after a snap went over the Evarts punter’s head. Josh Swanner went in from the 2 for the winning touchdown, then Zac Collett teamed with Jaedyn Gist for a two-point conversion.

Josh Whitehead scored first for the Redskins on a 60-yard run. Swanner added a 50-yard touchdown run.

Jayden Ward set up the first Evarts touchdown with a 46-yard run that set up Demarco Hopkins for a 5-yard TD run.

Hopkins also added a 10-yard touchdown run and led the Evarts offense with 52 yards on 13 carries while completing five of seven passes for 30 yards. Ward had 51 yards on nine carries and two receptions for 20 yards.

Ward and Bruce Burgan each added two-point conversions.

Zack Potter had a fumble recovery and Nick Hunting added an interception.

Evarts returns to action Tuesday at New Harlan. Cumberland plays host to Mountain View on Thursday.

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Cumberland won 20-0 in the fifth- and sixth-grade game as Jonah Swanner scored all three touchdowns for the 4-1 Redskins.

After a scoreless first quarter, Swanner went in from the 40 with 4:31 left in the first half. Swanner added a 60-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds left in the half.

Swanner returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown with 2:31 left in the game, then added the two-point conversion.

The Wildcats fell to 1-3 with the loss.

Kim Henson | Daily Enterprise Cumberland’s Josh Swanner ran for two touchdowns to lead the Redskins to a 20-16 win over Evarts in seventh- and eighth-grade football action Thursday.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_Cumberland-Swanner.jpgKim Henson | Daily Enterprise Cumberland’s Josh Swanner ran for two touchdowns to lead the Redskins to a 20-16 win over Evarts in seventh- and eighth-grade football action Thursday.

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