This has been another year of firsts for Stuart Cramer. Just last week, they survived their first ever overtime game against Hunter Huss 21-14. It was also their first win against the Huskies. Tonight was another first, the Storm’s varsity team has never played at Forestview before and they have never beaten the Jaguars. Could they get a two-for-one tonight as they pay a visit? That answer would be no!
Forestview would get the ball first and they would get on the board. A 24-yard touchdown pass from Jake Lee to Cameron Carter would put them up 6-0. The extra point kick would fail, however. The Storm would answer that with a score of their own. Jaylen Rocquemore connected with tight-end Kendall Karr for a 59-yard touchdown pass. Devin Baldwin gave the Storm a one-point lead with the extra point kick.
Forestview would take the lead back with a one-yard run by Jake Lee. Lined up for the extra point kick, the Jaguars went for the fake and Jayson Young scored on the two-point conversion. The defenses took over from that point forward. Each team would turn it over once in the second half.
In the second half, Stuart Cramer received the kick off and they would capitalize. Tyreese Morris cut Forestview’s lead with a seven-yard touchdown run. The kick to tie it would be blocked however. Forestview would put themselves in position to answer that score. A 58-yard pass from Jake Lee to Cameron Carter would set them up at the four-yard line. But on fourth down, the Storm defense would stop them short at the one-yard line. Cramer would not be able to advance the ball past the six-yard line and were forced to punt.
Forestview would score on the ensuing drive. Lee’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Kyra Peterkin gave the Jaguars the 20-13 lead. The two-point conversion pass play was just short.
In the fourth quarter, the Storm put together a drive that took them all the way to the Forestview six-yard line. But on second down, a bad snap backed them up to the 15. The Storm ended up settling for a 25-yard field goal by Devin Baldwin. They would not get any closer.
After Forestview recovered a muffed punt by the Storm, Jake Lee would get his third passing touchdown of the day when he connected with Jalen Neely-Baldwin for a 14-yard scoring pass. The kick would fail however and the score remained 26-16. That would end up being the final.
Jake Lee led Forestview’s offense with 273 passing yards and four touchdowns (one rushing) and one interception. On defense, Aveon Reid got two interceptions for the Jaguars. Xavier Worthy, Turner Edwards, Cameron Bame and Christian Harwell all registered sacks for Forestview. Gabe Washington got the Storm's only interception and the Storm also recovered a fumble. Caleb Clemmer and Dylan Collins each got sacks for the Storm. Cramer's offense amassed 250 yards (170 rushing and 80 passing).
"I was happy for our team, our fans and our school." said Forestview head coach Chris Medlin "It was a big win over very good team. I'm just thrilled to death for our seniors and I hope we get to play again next week. I think we're in!"
"They were ready to play and we weren't.That was my fault. I should have done a better job of having them prepared. That's about it." said Cramer head coach Ben McMillan "We didn't execute well. We had some stupid penalties. We have to get better if we want to win next week in the playoffs."
Forestview (4-7) will travel to conference rival, Kings Mountain (10-1), for their first round playoff game. Stuart Cramer (7-4) will host Concord (5-6).