YOUTH FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Brooks six TDs leads Rams by Bobcats in shootout

Published 9:59 pm Monday, September 28, 2015

Pee Wee Rams running back Terrance Brooks outruns Pee Wee Bobcats defenders to the end zone during Saturday’s game at Memorial Stadium. --Daniel Evans

Pee Wee Rams running back Terrance Brooks outruns Pee Wee Bobcats defenders to the end zone during Saturday’s game at Memorial Stadium. –Daniel Evans

By Justin Fedich | The Selma Times-Journal

In a game that included 13 touchdowns, 94 total points and a game-winning touchdown with less than 10 seconds left in the game, the matchup between the Pee Wee Bobcats and the Pee Wee Rams certainly did not disappoint.

The Pee Wee Rams (2-0) defeated the Pee Wee Bobcats (0-1) 50-44 after Terrance Brooks ran in his sixth touchdown of the game with 9.4 seconds left to clinch the victory in the 7-8-year-old youth league Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

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“For a bunch of couch potatoes that never played any football before, I think that was pretty good,” said Pee Wee Rams head coach Jeffery Tubbs.

The first four plays of the game were touchdowns, as each team scored twice and converted on their two-point conversions.

David Dallas scored the first touchdown for the Pee Wee Rams and Brooks scored the second touchdown for the Pee Wee Rams. All four touchdowns came on 40-yard runs.

“We did the tackling drills all week and we still weren’t tackling,” said Pee Wee Bobcats head coach Fredrick Owens.

“They can’t stop us from scoring. We’re going to score, but we’ve got to stop them from scoring.”

The score was tied 16-16 just four minutes into the game. The Pee Wee Rams were the first to make a stop on defense. Neither team would score again until three minutes left in the second quarter.

The Pee Wee Bobcats took a 22-16 lead on a 40-yard touchdown run and recovered a fumble to seemingly grab control. However, the Bobcats turned it right back over to the Rams on another fumble.

Brooks ran around the left end with one second left in the half to give the Pee Wee Rams a 24-22 lead at halftime.

That wasn’t the last time Brooks would score with time winding down in a half.

Brooks opened the second half with a couple of touchdown runs for the Pee Wee Rams, but the Pee Wee Bobcats would respond to take a 44-36 lead.

With under a minute left in the game, the Pee Wee Rams needed an answer, so they went back to Brooks.

He scored a touchdown with 54.4 seconds remaining and a two-point conversion tied the game at 44-44.

The first fourth down of the game came with 31.3 seconds remaining. Derrick Richburg Jr. made a tackle on fourth down for the Pee Wee Rams to give them the ball on the Bobcats’ 6-yard line. Brooks took the ball in from there with 9.4 seconds remaining to give the Pee Wee Rams a 50-44 lead.

“He’s a wonderful kid. He played hard and he deserved it,” Tubbs said.

Tubbs said his team learned an important lesson from the exciting win.

“That teaches them that you never quit, even if you’re down. You play hard, play through and you’ll win,” Tubbs said.



EDITOR’S NOTE: Below are recaps from the Selma Recreation Department’s youth football league. These are provided by the recreation department and published as often as possible. Age groups are listed in parenthesis. 


Thursday, Sept. 24

49’ers 24, Seahawks 0 (11-12)

Derryl Holmes scored two touchdowns to lead the 49’ers to a 24-0 win over the Seahawks in an 11-and 12-year-old football game. Holmes scored on runs of 60 and 13 yards. Markeice Stallworth also scored a touchdown for the 49’ers.

Rams 22, Falcons 0 (11-12)

The Rams’ Tyrese Tabb scored three touchdowns to lead his team to a 22-0 victory over the Falcons. Tabb scored on runs of 23, 72 and 65 yards in the win.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Jr. Raiders 20, Jr. Cowboys 8 (5-6)

Jamarion Jones scored on three touchdowns runs to lead the Jr. Raiders past the Jr. Cowboys. Jones had a 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, a 15-yard run in the second quarter and a 27-yard run to put the game away in the fourth. Jacobie Reese scored on a 5-yard run for the Jr. Cowboys.

Broncos 2, Jr. Rams 0 (9-10)

The Broncos defense forced a game winning safety in the fourth quarter in a 2-0 win over the Jr. Rams.

Bears 16, Raiders 8 (9-10)

Keondre Hope scored two rushing touchdowns — including a game deciding 15-yard run in the fourth quarter — lead the Bears past the Raiders 16-8. Joshua Palmer scored on a 4-yard touchdown run for the Raiders in the second quarter.

49’ers 20, Rams 14 (11-12)

Ghvon Furlow scored two touchdowns and Kendarious Watts added another score to lead the 49’ers past the Rams 20-14 in the recreation department’s 11-12 league. Kendrell Foster and Tyrese Tabb scored to lead the comeback attempt for the Rams, but they fell short. Tabb also added the game’s only successful two-point conversion.

Lions 24, Pee Wee Seahawks 0 (7-8)

Eric Smith, Derick Smith and Trakori Woods scored touchdowns to lead the Lions to a 24-0 win over the Pee Wee Seahawks. Woods had the longest touchdown of the game, scoring on a 43-yard run.


Seahawks 18, Bobcats 8 (11-12)

Demtris Ragland scored on  4-yard and 1-yard touchdown runs in the second quarter to lead the Seahawks to an 18-8 win over the Bobcats.

Jr. Seahawks 8, Jr. Bobcats 6 (9-10)

Fabyous Robinson’s 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter ended up being enough as the Jr. Seahawks withstood a late rally to defeat the Jr. Bobcats 8-6.

Jets 16, Vikings 6 (11-12)

Jataveon Spears and Chico Madison scored long touchdowns to lead the Jets past the Vikings 16-6. Spears scored on a 45-yard run in the second quarter and Madison added a late 80-yard run to put the game away. Hunter Sheehan added the two-point conversion for the Jets.