Sylvania couldn’t find the end zone Friday night, falling 27-3 in the non-region matchup against Class 5A Sardis.
Both teams were scoreless through one quarter Friday, and Sardis didn’t find the end zone until about eight minutes into the second quarter. Quarterback Evan Presley led the Lions down the field and set up a 7-yard rushing TD with 4:11 left to go in the half. Presley attempted a two-point conversion, but was unsuccessful. The Lions led 6-0 heading into the break.
Sardis tacked on another score at the 8:53-mark in the third. Van Owens carried the ball 17 yards for the score, and Drew Vaughn converted a two-point try for the Lions, which brought the score up to 14-0.
Sylvania got on the board late in the game on a field goal. The Rams drove to the 5-yard line, and kicker Christian Andrade converted on a 22-yard field goal, which brought the Rams within reach with 7:57 left to go. However, three minutes later, Sardis scored again, this time on an 8-yard run from running back Caleb Fuller. The extra-point attempt from Evan Salers was good, and Sardis led 21-3.
Two minutes later, Sardis got its final score of the game. Temon Wilson ran the ball in from 8 yards out, and Salers lined up for the extra point attempt, but he was unable to convert.
Sylvania starts Class 3A, Region 7 play next week as they travel to Susan Moore. Susan Moore finished 4-6 last season. Sardis will host Southside.