Published On: Mon, Nov 2nd, 2009
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Cherokee Midgets advance to Cracker Bowl

SMC Regular Season champs advance to Championship Game

One Feather staff report

      With a 32-0 win over Andrews on a rainy Halloween night, the Cherokee Midgets advanced to the 2009 Cracker Bowl where they’ll face Murphy. 
 Jayce Wolfe scored three touchdowns on runs of 17, 50, and 34 yards to help lead the Braves to the championship game.  Spencer McCoy added an 84 yard touchdown run in the second quarter and Gabriel Rodriguez had a 74 yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter.  
  cracker bowl graphic for website    Cherokee’s other two youth teams didn’t fare as well as the Termites lost to Jackson County at the Murphy venue 16-0 and the Mites lost to Jackson County at the Cherokee venue 6-0.  In the Mites game, Jackson County’s Nick Ewart scored on a 35-yard run at the 6:54 mark in the 1st quarter.  That would prove to be the only score of the game as the Jackson Co. Mites advanced to take on Swain in Saturday’s Cracker Bowl.
      The Cracker Bowl will be played at Andrews High School on Saturday, Nov. 7.  The game start times are as follows:  Pee wees 2pm , Termites 3pm, Mites 4:30pm, and Midgets 6pm. 
      Full results, per Ray Kinsland, of both venues on Saturday are as follows:
Murphy venue
Pee wees – Hayesville 14 Swain 0
Termites – Jackson Co. 16 Cherokee 0
Mites – Swain 12 Hayesville 8
Midgets – Murphy 22 Jackson Co. 14
Cherokee venue
Pee wees – Jackson Co. 6 Murphy 0
Termites – Robbinsville 22 Murphy 0
Mites – Jackson Co. 6 Cherokee 0
Midgets – Cherokee 32 Andrews 0

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