Friday, September 15, 2017
Decatur High School
North Springs High School
The North Springs welcomed the Decatur Bulldogs September 15, but the hospitality didn’t last long. Following Osman Rusuyav’s first of multiple kickoffs into the endzone, the Spartans defense recovered a Decatur fumble on the first play from scrimmage. QB Brian Adams hit Zahir Nichols with 2 passes to the 9. From there, Adams connected with Win Williams for a beautiful low touchdown pass in the back left of the endzone. Jalen Willingham and Jahvon Millard helped ensure a Bulldof 3-and-out. Adams made a sharp 35-yard pass to Win Reynolds at the 3. The lead quickly grew to 14-0 when Kyree Greene powered through a big hole opened by the offensive line of Jorge Gonzalez, Brendan Liu, DanTee Palmer, Francis Shema, Jordan Harvey, and TJ Faust and lineman-as-fullback Graylyn Stokes.
After an exchange of punts, the Bulldog QB made the mistake of throwing in the vicinity of Jahvon Millard, who intercepted the pass. A long completion to Jalen Delaney was squandered by a subsequent interception. The Spartan defense held on 4th down at their 27 with a big tackle by Neriyan Brown. After a motion penalty, the Spartan offense exploded with a 78-yard completion from Adams to Nick Keou streaking down the right side. Evan Murphy and Jalen Willingham forced a QB fumble recovered by JaRon Bradley. Osman Rusuyav nailed a 40-yard field goal for a 24-0 lead. Graylyn Stokes abruptly ended a Decatur carry and Jalen Delaney made a tackle for loss on 4th down.
The next possession featured a balanced from new head coach Scotty Parker’s offense. Kyree Greene, Zahir Nichols, Ryan Gordon all moved the ball to set up a Brian Adams 24-yard 4th down touchdown pass to a wide open Jalen Delaney. Even good Decatur plays ended poorly for them when a successful QB keeper ended up with JuJuan Woodall stripping the ball and returning it to the 18. Kyree Greene gained good yardage to set up a Brian Adams QB 2-yard keeper for a touchdown and 38-0 halftime lead. With a running clock, the 2nd half went swiftly ending with a 38-7 Spartan victory.
The Spartans next travel to Lakewood Stadium Saturday afternoon to face the strong Carver Panthers.