By Marla Jones | Sports Editor
Southern Torch Sports Network
RAINSVILLE — The Sylvania Rams shutout the Plainview Bears 27-0 in the Sand Mountain Showdown on Friday night.
With 2:03 remaining in the first quarter, Sylvania junior Keenan Wilbanks intercepted a Noah White pass and returned it 32-yards for a touchdown. The extra point by Jaxon Andrade gave the Rams the 7-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Gareth Anderson dashed into the endzone from 6-yards out. The kick by Andrade gave the Rams the 14-0 advantage.
With :44 remaining in the first half, the Rams scored on a 53-yard connection from Brody Smith to Jordan Johnson. The kick by Andrade was good, and the Rams carried the 21-0 lead into the half.
In the second half, the Rams started a long drive that ended with a 6-yard Gareth Anderson sprint around the end for a score. The PAT failed. With the victory, Sylvania held ground in Class 3A, Region 7.
Sylvania (3-1, 1-1) will host North Sand Mountain (3-1, 2-1) on Friday night. Plainview (1-4, 0-3) will travel to take on the Fyffe Red Devils (3-0, 2-0).