Spring City Middle School defeated Sequatchie County Thursday night in the 2019 Sequatchie Valley Conference Championship, 48-0. The Bulldogs (8-1) won the regular season meeting between the two squads, 32-0. With a trophy up for grabs, the locals again left no doubt and cruised their way to victory in front of the home crowd at John Mincy Field.
“Our goal all summer was to go win a championship. They bought in from the very beginning. We’ve had our ups and downs like all teams do but they worked hard and accomplished what they set out to do when we started in the summer,” head coach Anthony Loden said. “I hope they remember this and continue to implement this into their lives off the field—set goals and work hard until you achieve them,” he added.
Several Bulldogs were named to the 2019 SVC All-Conference team including Cooper Brackett, Jaxon Reed, Latron Alloway, Aiden Dunn, Hunter Crowe, Kaden Reece, Austin Dodd and Cameron Ariks.
While the Bulldogs bid farewell to several key players from this year’s squad as they transition to Rhea County High School, expectations will remain at a high level next season. Set to return and help defend the SVC title in 2020 includes Cooper Brackett, Caleb Carr, Latron Alloway, Ethan Mosley, Austin Dodd, and Kamron Sharp among others.
For the year, Spring City outscored opponents 340-54 and posted five shutouts while giving up just six points in a pair of games this year. The Bulldogs were one heartbreaking loss to Dayton City away from a perfect 9-0 mark.
On winning the championship in his first year back in the Spring City’s old league Loden said: It feels great to jump back in our old conference and win it all this year. We told the guys earlier this season we are the new guys on the block so we have to show up and take care of business, and that’s what they did.”