Crush Fall to Pythons
Decatur, AL-On the games opening possession the River City Pythons,Miles King was sacked in the end zone for a safety,That would be the only score the Crush would be able to manage the entire game.
David Cash has played 5 seasons in the GDFL for pretty good defensive teams.
But he said none compares to this year's Alabama (Rivers City) Pythons.
''This is the best one I have ever played on,'' Cash said emphatically Saturday night.
Pythons defense allowed zero points in there opening week, and Joshua Smith ran a 70 yard interception down to 26 yard line as he was getting tackled he made a spectacular pitch to teammate Thomas Sims who converted the pitch into a touchdown as the Pythons held on to defeat the Georgia Crush 14-2 to open there 2019 GDFL campaign.
The Pythons (1-0) held Jonathan Mccrary and Dominique Shealy in check all day, limiting the Crush (1-2) to 92 yards and 4 first downs. Shealy had 9 yards on 7 carries and Mccrary had 83 yards passing. The Pythons had three sacks,one by three different players Charles Thomas, Duarman Cunningham and Kerry Turner in their first home game and are ready to add to their totals as the season continues.
''I have all of the confidence and trust and belief in these guys,'' said Kerry Turner, who had 10 tackles and 1 sack . ''We all play for one another. I feel like the sky is the limit.''
Pythons coach Derek Baker said he had numerous outstanding performances on defense and noted Charles Buchannon 6 tackles 2 pass deflection and a dropped interception was simply awesome and he is turning out to be a great fit with the River City Pythons.
''He has found a niche with the way we rotate these guys to keep them fresh,'' Baker said.
With River City offense struggling to move the ball in the first half QB/ATH Joshua Smith who came in at the beginning of the second half giving the Pythons and instant spark replacing first year rookie QB Miles King. Smith threw for 145 yards and rushed for another 120 yards which included a 30 yard scamper for a touchdown and add a 2 pt. conversion.
''It was a great call by our coaching staff and a great team effort,'' Smith said. ''I just wanted to make a play to help my team win this game.''
River City Pythons didn't put the game away until 9 seconds remained when Joshua Smith 70 yard Interception pitch to Thomas Sims who converted the pitch into a touchdown as the Pythons held on to defeat the Georgia Crush 14-2.
''It wasn't pretty at all. But anytime you can get a win in this league, you take it and run with it. But I know I have to be better.''
Said coach Derek Baker: ''It is tough to win in this league . But you have to give the Crush credit because they played hard.''
The Crush lost to the Middle Tennessee Bulldawgs 33-0 in Week 1 River City Pythons had a Bye Week 1.