The Redskins led 22-0 with 2:33 left in the third quarter when Jenkins coach Matt Craft called the game after talking with head official Bryan Harris. The Cavaliers used 10 players on their final possession and lost the ball on downs.
“They’re rebuilding, and they had a lot of young kids out there,” said Cumberland coach Wes Bailey. “We let a lot of our younger kids play, and everybody got to play.”
Cole Wilson took the opening handoff and raced 57 yards for Cumberland’s first touchdown. Scotty Bailey connected with Blake Rutherford for the two-point conversion as the Redskins led 8-0 at the 7:47 mark.
The Cavaliers were backed up to their own 10-yard line facing fourth-and-15 when a fumbled snap gave Cumberland the ball on the Jenkins 1. Logan McAuthur, one of six eighth-graders for the Redskins, scored on the next play. Bailey connected with McArthur for the two-point conversion.
Caleb Bailey recovered a Jenkins fumble with 4:13 left in the first half. Treyvon Long raced 81 yards on the next play for a Cumberland touchdown to close the scoring.
Cumberland’s Colin Early recovered a fumble to end the first half.
“It was good for our eighth-graders to go out with a win,” Bailey said. “The ones that have been with me the whole time, they’ve had a lot of adversity. To have a winning record going into the Leslie County game is an accomplishment.”
The Redskins gained 139 yards on three rushes. Jenkins (0-6) was held to 56 total yards.
Cumberland (4-3) travels to Leslie County on Thursday.
“We’ve got a lot to play for next week,” said Bailey. “We want to get better every week.”
The Redskins will have three open weeks unless a game is added before the playoffs, which begin Oct. 30 at Leslie County.
The fifth- and sixth-grade Redskins improved their record to 4-3 with a 28-0 win over the Cavaliers.
“In games like this, you get to play everybody,” Cumberland coach Jerry Edwards said. “Everybody left here happy.”
Jenkins opened the game with the ball, but Cumberland Kaleb Johnson recovered a fumble.
Sawyer Fields opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Brendan Rutherford. Zach Jenkins added the two-point conversion to make it 8-0.
Jenkins caught a 15-yard scoring pass from Rutherford for Cumberland’s next touchdown.
Zach Wilson scored on a 29-yard touchdown run in the second quarter as the Redskins led 20-0 at halftime.
Jenkins broke loose for a 32-yard scoring run with 5:11 left in the third quarter. Dillion Davidson went in for the two-point conversion to cap the scoring.
“We got to work on some things that we hadn’t got to work on,” said Edwards. “Jenkins is young. They’ve only got three sixth-graders.”
Jenkins, which only dressed 12 players, dropped to 0-5 on the season.
“They played tough and hung in there,” said Edwards.
Cumberland travels to Stinnett on Thursday.