Photos courtesy of LaWaynea Cox
The Magazine Little League Rattlers traveled the high seas to Cedarville Saturday, October 5th in an attempt to continue growing their program into a league powerhouse. It’s no longer a secret that the Rattlers are getting better and better each week and Cedarville spent all week trying to map them out.
The 3rd and 4th Grade Rattlers boarded the Cedarville ship looking to steal the fuses from the Pirates offensive cannons. Magazines defense did its job by coiling the Cedarville running backs up for most of the game. But the Pirates continued to fire at will eventually wearing down the Rattler defense. Although Cedarville scored twice in the game, the Rattlers earned plenty of respect by holding their own. The Magazine offense struggled to get into the end zone against Cedarville but not from a lack of effort. The Rattlers O-Line was able to open some big holes and Austin Scott and Braxton Canada were able to find the gaps to break out a few good runs. Magazine fought valiantly, but in the end, that Rattlers fell to Cedarville 14-0.
Magazine 3rd and 4th Grade Coach, Cody Shelton, said “We’re growing. The scoreboard doesn’t reflect the week to week improvements that our players are making. Our defense played well, we just could not get anything going on offense. We had a long run by Austin Scott and Braxton Canada got a lot of yardage on the ground, we just couldn’t get it done.”
The Rattlers 5th and 6th Grade team continued to set the standard as they pummeled Cedarville 30-0 to remain undefeated. Magazines unstoppable offense ate up yards and big plays all night putting the Pirates on their heels. Chakong Yang continued to impress with his explosiveness breaking away from the clutch of defenders during the game. Samuel Hartman also showed his determination grinding his way into the end zone for the Rattlers. Magazines defense held the Pirates number giving minimum yards knocking eye patches off the Cedarville backfield.
The Rattlers 5th and 6th Grade Coach, Charly Moua, stated “Overall our team played great. Offense went smooth and defense finally had a shutout that I have been waiting for. I was really impressed with Samuel’s touchdown. And Cedarville showed great sportsmanship in the game which is always a great thing to see.”
The Rattlers will play their last regular-season game on Saturday, October 12th against the JC Westside Rebels. Magazines 3rd and 4th Grade still has a shot at the playoffs with a win over the Rebels and the 5th and 6th Grade squad currently holds the #1 seed in the playoffs and will be playing to earn their first undefeated regular season in a long time. Saturday’s game will also be the Rattlers 6th Grade Appreciation night.