Three-quarter tie ends with South Fulton loss vs. Tipton Rosemark

by Benita Fuzzell

South Fulton High School’s Red Devils were tied up at the halftime mark, 14-14 against visiting Tipton Rosemark, and at the third quarter buzzer, a scoreless period caused the tie to stand going into the fourth.

But it was Tipton Rosemark’s 68 yard pass from Jackson Fullen to Aidan Petrowski, and a good kick from their team mate Nathan Washington that put the visitors up by 7 in the fourth and recorded a loss for the host Red Devils, 21-14.

Tipton Rosemark’s Nix Fullen scored in the first quarter on a 1 yard run in and Washington’s kick was no good.

But, SFHS quarterback Brady McFarland through a 65 yard pass to Josh McKnight, for the Red Devils’ first score of the night in the first and Charlie Mike Mulcahy kicked the field goal, closing the initial stanza out in favor of SFHS, 7-6.

It was more of the same in the second, with McFarland’s 7 yard toss to Jonathan Doss, and Mulcahy once again kicked the field goal, for the Devils’ 7 point addition on the scoreboard.

Tipton Rosemark countered with Jackson Fullen’s pass to Carson Funk, 21 yards, who scored, and then Nix Fullen ran in for 2 more, and with those 8 points to their favor, the game was tied, 14-14 at the half, after Mulcahy’s 22 yard field goal attempt was unsuccessful.

Neither team advanced in the third quarter.

As a team, South Fulton had 411 total rushing yards, to Tipton’s 216, and recorded 301 passing yards to the visitor’s 147.

The Red Devils had 17 first downs, and Tipton Rosemark, 11.

For South Fulton, Dallas Whitehead had 53 yards in 11 carries, and QB McFarland, 57 in 7.

McFarland passed for 301 yards, 18 of 33 attempts on the mark.

In receiving, Red Devil Dane Cirkles was good for 95 in 5; Dallas Whitehead, 60 in 5; Jonathan Doss, 44 in 3; Josh McKnight, 89 in 4; and Harley Nagel, 13 in 1.