Youth checks Loganville rushing game

The Youth Warrior defense kept Loganville’s leading rusher, Chance McClendon (33), out of the end zone Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

Youth Middle School shut out Loganville 12-0 and advanced to the Piedmont Athletic Conference championship game Wednesday against Carver.

The title game is set for a 5 p.m. kickoff at the Monroe Area High School stadium.

The Warriors’ victory ended the Red Devils’ 16-game winning streak.

“The kids played exceptionally well on defense, stifling the Red Devil offense,” Youth coach Matt Bradley said.

Isaiah Johnson finished with 12 total tackles, one sack and a forced fumble. Clayton Plourde had a crucial sack on the last Red Devil drive.

“Plourde and Logan Scott were virtually unblockable the entire game,” Bradley said.

Drelyn Maddox had two interceptions. William Johnson picked off a pass at the end of the fourth quarter that ended all hope of a Red Devil score.

Johnson also had two important plays on offense in the first quarter. Justin Aldridge connected with Johnson on a 35-yard pass on third-and-15 on the first possession that led to an Aldridge 20-yard run for the score on the next play.

After the defense got a stop, Aldridge connected again with Johnson, who took the pass in for a 55-yard score.

“Overall, it was a great team effort with great blocking up front, swarming to the ball on defense and almost mistake free football by the Warriors,” Bradley said. “We are getting a chance at revenge at Carver on Wednesday. They have worked hard since March and our goal of a championship is now within reach.

“Thank you for all of your support this season.”

Loganville went into the semifinal contest with a 6-0 record. The Red Devils had not tasted defeat since the 2013 season.

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