DOMINANT FORCE: AYA teams clash with The Force topping Wilk/Amite, 34-6
Published 12:05 am Sunday, October 19, 2014
They may be small, but they pack a punch. And a big punch is exactly what The Force gave the Wilk/Amite Heating and Cooling Rams Saturday morning in an AYA clash, winning 34-6.
“I thought they played an excellent game and were very aggressive,” said Force head coach Hayden Kaiser of his team.
The Rams were first on the board midway through the first quarter when quarterback Jon Berlin Morris took off and found the end zone from 51 yards out, but it was all the success the Rams would really have on the day.
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“It is a learning experience,” Rams head coach Ronnie Fisher said. “The ones that we have are giving it their all, so I’m proud of them.”
The Force took over the game from there, led by quarterback Rives Reynolds, who finished the day with big numbers.
He put the Force on the board near the end of the first quarter with a 55-yard touchdown run, and a successful two point conversion gave them the lead, 8-6.
Kaden Bateiste scampered in from two yards out early in the second quarter to extend the Force’s lead to 16-6.
Then Reynolds continued his show.
He would score on runs of 40, 60 and 33 yards to push the Force way ahead of the Rams and secure the win.
“Rives Reynolds is a great athlete and probably the leader of our team,” Kaiser said. “He made smart decisions and it paid off for us.”
On his touchdown runs alone, Reynolds racked up 188 yards.
Reynolds said he enjoys being able to go out and play a sport he enjoys with his friends and hopes to be able to suit up in high school in the future.
“It is a fun sport to play, and I like to run and throw the ball,” he said.
Even though the game didn’t come down to the wire, coaches agreed that the game is for the kids to enjoy and just have fun.
“They love it,” Fisher said. “The kids look forward to playing. A bunch of them call me on Friday night’s asking what time they need to be at the game.”
Kaiser has also noticed the same passion from his team.
“They all like to get out and play sports,” he said. “This is just another opportunity. These kids really like it and practice hard every week. They love the game.”
And win or lose, most kids ran off the field with a big smile, proud of their performance.
“It makes all the difference in the world,” Kaiser said. “That is what it is all about.”