The 2018 Middle School Football Championship was one for the ages. The Small School Div. featured two of the best Small School football programs in the county; the Bobcats of Bellevue and the Chieftains of Chickasaw. The Bellevue Bobcats coached by Byron Harris is no stranger to the SCIAA Small School Championship game. They have participated in the last five SCIAA Championship games and they have had another stellar year. But Coach Eddie Chalmers and the Chickasaw Chieftains were also coming into the game with an 8-0 record and a chip on their shoulders. Coming into the season the Chieftains didn’t have seven players for practice, but Coach Chalmers kept saying “Chickasaw will be ready for the Middle School Jamboree”. Coach Chalmers and his 18 players came in as underdogs in the championship game on Tuesday October 16th against the Bobcats of Bellevue but came out victorious with a 14-0 win. The Chieftains were led by MVP Malik Mason with two touchdowns, and Chickasaw won its first SCIAA Small School Championship in 2018. Go Chieftains! The 2nd game featured the two best Large School programs in the county which were the reigning SCIAA Large School Champions from Havenview and the talented Roadrunners of Ridgeway. This game was everything that everyone anticipated it to be; a battle. In a game where both teams have explosive offenses it was the defense that was most impressive. Errol Harmon of the Havenview Tigers did an awesome job of stopping Coach Joseph Cherry and the potent offense of the Ridgeway Roadrunners. Havenview won the game 16-0 but it was the defensive presence of game time starter Kemron Henson who walked away with the Large School Championship MVP trophy. If you missed the SCIAA Middle School Championship this year don’t miss next year because it’s going to be special as well.