Friday, October 6, 2017
Cross Keys High School
North Springs High School
North Springs wanted to make Senior Night unforgettable for a group of players who were fundamental to the resurgence of Spartan football. That’s just what they got with an 88-0 victory over the Cross Keys Indians. The Indians took advantage of a fumbled punt after their first series to surprise the Spartan defense with a pass to the 29 and QB keeper to the 15. Arnando Vargas restored order by taking a high snap back to midfield. QB Brian Adams hit Jalen Delaney for a screen that turned into a 51-yard TD, completed by Osman Ruzayev’s first of many extra points with 4 minutes left in the 1st quarter. After a brief Cross Keys possession, QB Adams threw a screen right to Zahir Nichols for a 50-yard TD. Jonathan Green returned an interception for a TD moments later.
Continuing to pin the Indians deep, the Spartans opened the 2nd quarter with TJ Faust tackling the QB for a safety. After Jalen Delaney returned the safety kick to the 23, Adams floated a pass to Nick Keou for a TD. Linebacker Evan Murphy returned an interception for a TD and 37-0 lead with 11:17 left in the 2nd quarter. Kyree Green did the quick work with a screen reception and carry for the next TD. After the Indians gained some yardage before punting, Dante Camp returned the next punt for a TD. When the Spartans got the ball back, Jahvon Millard swept right for a 36-yard TD. Before the half could end, Demarco Childs scooped at a Cross Keys fumble on their next play and returned it for a TD and 66-0 halftime lead.
The 2nd half clock was running throughout. Justyn Harris returned the opening kickoff for another TD. After Matt Rosenstein’s pick 6 was pushed back to the 20 for a block in the back, Caleb Neely ran 20 yards for another TD. Four TD’s were waved off on the next series for penalties. Cross Keys snapped the ball out of the end zone for another safety. Freshman J Dugger returned the safety kick for a final TD and the 88-0 score. The Spartans travel to Grady Friday to resume region play.