Bryant White topples Cloverdale in eighth grade contest

Blaise Smith (75) scoops up a loose ball after he blocked a Cloverdale punt. Teammate Josh Salguerio (72) provides an escort. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Blaise Smith (75) scoops up a loose ball after he blocked a Cloverdale punt. Teammate Josh Salguerio (72) provides an escort. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Photos by Kevin Nagle

Quarterback Jesse Windemaker ran for two scores and threw for another as the Bryant White Hornets eighth grade team of Bryant Middle School downed the Little Rock Cloverdale Lions Cubs, 24-8, at Hornets Stadium Tuesday.

In addition, Blaise Smith blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown.

Andrew Hayes caught the touchdown pass from Windemaker covering 42 yards.

The Hornets’ defensive work was highlighted by Grant Botti’s interception.

The win improved Bryant White to 2-1 on the season going into their Thursday, Sept. 25, contest at home against Ridge Road of North Little Rock.

Hornets coach Brad Smothermon reacts in the background as Andrew Hayes hauls in a pass that broke for a 42-yard touchdown. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Hornets coach Brad Smothermon reacts in the background as Andrew Hayes hauls in a pass that broke for a 42-yard touchdown. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

The Bryant White defense stacks up a Cloverdale running play. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

The Bryant White defense stacks up a Cloverdale running play. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Quarterback Jesse Windemaker dashes across the goal line just inside the pylon as three Cloverdale defenders pursue. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Quarterback Jesse Windemaker dashes across the goal line just inside the pylon as three Cloverdale defenders pursue. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

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