Greyhounds prevail over Tipton, move to district finals

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

(3) Sweet Springs 12
(2) Tipton 0

When Sweet Springs High Schoolís football team hit the road en route to Tipton High School for its Class 1 District 5 semifinal appearance, they probably didnít expect that the game would feature just 55 combined passing yards. But in this old school-styled matchup, the Greyhounds pounded on both sides of the ball en route to a 12-0 shutout victory.
Offensively, the Greyhounds went to the ground for the vast majority of their yardage, combining for 64 rushing attempts. Two different Hounds went for 115 yards and a touchdown, as junior Jacob Hall took 24 rushes and frosh Cole Lovercamp did his damage on 14 attempts. Junior quarterback Hunter Sims tucked away 18 carries of his own for 75 yards.
Sims only went through the air eight times, completing three for 15 yards. Fourteen of those came on a completion to Hall.
Sophomore Georgie Ortzian continued his ball-hawking ways, intercepting two passes. The Greyhounds as a team allowed just five completions and 42 yards on 18 attempts. They also allowed just 76 yards rushing on 20 attempts.
Sweet Springs moves to 6-5 with the victory. They will shoot for a district championship on Friday, Nov. 2 when they travel to top-seeded Fayette High School (10-1, coming off a 60-6 victory over Slater High School in the district semifinals).
Tipton ends their season 5-6 with the shutout loss.

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