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Sikeston 9th grade team blanked 12-0 in final game

Friday, October 31, 2003

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Sikeston's Jerrod Scott catches a pass.
SIKESTON - The Sikeston 9th grade football team ended its season on Thursday with a 12-0 loss to Poplar Bluff at Sikeston Public Schools Stadium.

"Considering three weeks ago, they beat us 34-7 at their place, I thought the kids played hard," said Sikeston coach Chris Crosby. "The kids worked hard the last two weeks with the off week and they came out and probably played one of their best games of the season defensively."

Poplar Bluff took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter when Jimmy Dye returned a punt 40 yards for a touchdown.

Gerald Winfield blocked the extra point, leaving the score at 6-0.

The Mules took a 12-0 lead on a 19-yard pass to Joe Richmond from Adam Ivie.

The two-point conversion run failed.

Deamicus Cox led Sikeston with 94 yards on 17 carries.

But the Bulldogs (1-5) never could put points on the board.

"The kids worked hard all year," said Crosby. "I'm proud to have had the chance to coach them. They competed hard with every team."