By Jon Robert Page
The Hamilton Aggies hosted the Northside Rams on a flooded field on Friday night, Sept. 17.
The Rams traveled to Sargent Stadium high off their win over the Gordo Green Wave, while the Aggies sought to protect their undefeated record.
Both teams scored through different means, as Northside dominated the ground while Hamilton took to the skies for big plays. At the end of four wet quarters, the Rams defeated the Aggies with a score of 40-18.
Northside began the opening drive by rushing the ball, and with it they began a long drive that almost took up half of the first quarter. The Rams rushed for first downs at will, and they capped it off with a seven-yard rush from Jacey Mcnutt. After a missed kick and 6:40 left in the first stanza, Northside led the Aggies 6-0.
The Hamilton offense came out with a plan, as one score wouldn’t be enough to deter their efforts. On the first play of the drive, Aggie Bryant Loving first motioned out of the backfield, which was a new concept for the offense. This risk from a new offensive formation was met with immediate reward, as Loving burned the Northside secondary. Quarterback Matthew Coleman knew exactly where to look, as he found the wide-open Loving for a 67-yard touchdown. Suddenly with a missed PAT and still 6:22 left in the quarter, the Aggies tied the game at 6-6.
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