Middle school football kicks off

From staff reports

The Clayton County Middle School football season kicked off Tuesday with a full slate of games.

Following is a report on the action:

n Mundy's Mill 24, Morrow 6: Mundy's Mill picked up touchdowns by both the offense and the defense en route to its season-opening win.

D-Iano Anderson and Freddie Shannon scored offensive TDS and Darrius Mitchell and Patrick Aldridge teamed on blocked punt for a TD.

Shannon and Tyler Mickens also converted extra points.

n Lovejoy 42, Pointe South 24: The Lovejoy Middle School football team picked up a big boost from Punch Yancey.

Yancey scored on touchdown runs of 35, and 75 yards and then again on a 65-yard punt return, all in the first half, to lead his team to the win.

Nicholas Dickens and Donta Russworm rushed for second-half TDS and George Bowman returned a 50-yard fumble for a score.

Ryan Johnson added and extra point en route to the Lovejoy win.

n North Clayton 22, Babb 6: Kanavis Glass, Charlie Starr and Demond Jones each scored TDs for North Clayton.

LaRobert Smith added an interception and O.J. Sheppard added a two-point conversion to pace North Clayton.

(Middle school football coaches are reminded to call their scores into the Daily on Tuesday nights. Coaches are asked to be prepared to spell first and last names of their athletes. If leaving a message on the sports department's voice mail, they are reminded to speak slowly and in a clear voice. Because we are a daily newspaper, scores cannot be taken after Tuesday's deadline.)