The City Championship

A capsule look at all 47 games; West leads series 30-17

Here is a brief look at the 47 games in the City Championship series:

1972—West 48, East 7-The one-two punch of Dale Linkous and Adrian Rucker propelled the Trojans to the lopsided win and also the second-most points ever scored by West. Linkous returned a kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown and ran 66 yards for another as the Trojans used big plays in the rout. Rucker added TD runs of 53 and 45 yards. Pete Davis and Mike Morie caught touchdown passes from quarterback Mike Harville, Mark Standifer scored on an interception return and Grayland Kilgore added six extra point kicks, the most in series history. Louis Rucker got the East TD with an 80-yard run.

1973—West 21, East 13-The Hurricanes built a 13-0 lead as George Fugate caught a 61-yard payoff pass from Pete Cantwell and ran 60 yards with a fumble recovery. But quarterback Tim Wild scored on two one-yard runs and Linkous added a 13-yard score as the Trojans rallied. Linkous had 176 yards on 21 carries and caught three passes for another 67.

1974—East 13, West 6-Chip Hill was the star as he had touchdown runs of 69 and 2 yards in the first quarter. That was all the Hurricane defense needed as they held West to 120 total yards. Joe Ledford’s two-yard run supplied the Trojan points. Hill amassed 179 yards in 14 tries as the ‘Canes piled up 320 yards rushing.

1975—West 21, East 0-The Trojan defense dominated and even got into the scoring act when Matt Snowden tackled the East quarterback for a safety. James Brice scored on runs of 22 and 18 yards and Mark Standifer added a 9-yard TD for West. East managed only 32 rushing yards and 52 passing.

1976—East 32, West 0-Eddie Bragg ran wild in leading the Hurricanes to their biggest victory margin in the series. Bragg piled up 196 yards on 11 carries including touchdown runs of 83 and 37 yards. For the Eastmen, David Rich returned a blocked a punt 40 yards to score while Tim Taylor (46-run) and Leslie Price (2-run) also had touchdowns. The ‘Canes’ 387 yards rushing is another high.

1977—West 31, East 12-East struck first on an 87-yard pass from Price to Taylor, but the Trojans took control. Bobby Davis (39-run), Bodie Caldwell (5-run), Stuart Davis (17-pass from Caldwell) and Rick Oler (10-pass from Scotty Riggs) had touchdowns for West while Fred Eller hit four extra points and a 22-yard field goal.

1978—East 18, West 6-It was a night for the defenses as East had only 141 total yards to 125 for West which got only 10 rushing. Bo Shultz scored on runs of 11 and 5 yards and Tim Bewley latched on to a 14-yard scoring toss from Richard Harrell. Tim Standifer passed 11 yards to Allen Massey for the only Trojan points.

1979—East 21, West 0-The ‘Canes put together back-to-back wins for the first time as Terry Norton scored on a short run and passed to Shultz for a 57-yard TD. Richard Harrell got the other score while Danny Templin registered a tackle for a safety.

1980—West 28, East 0-West rolled to an easy win on its way to the playoffs for the first time. Doby Bozeman finished with 118 yards including touchdowns of 49 and 1 yards. Lloyd Lambert passed to Danny Hickman for 17 yards and Joe Wallace added a one-yard scoring run.

1981—East 14, West 6-Brian Keller returned a punt 76 yards to paydirt and Randy Sanders ran 15 yards for the other TD. Joe Wallace scored for West on a two-yard run that capped a 17-play touchdown drive, one of the longest in school history.

1982—West 28, East 13-Jeff Wolfe (9 and 2 runs) and James Wheeler (18 and 1 runs) had a pair of six-pointers each for the Trojans. Sanders had a great night for East. He scored both touchdowns, passed to Toby Pearson for a two-point conversion and kicked another PAT. East had 168 passing yards, their second-highest of the series. Pearson’s 10 receptions (107 yards) are the most ever.

1983—West 15, East 14-Jeff Morgan ran 14 yards for a touchdown and Perry Helton kicked the deciding point after with only 1:13 left. This marked the first time the team leading going into the fourth quarter had not won. East had taken a 14-0 lead on Sanders’ two-yard pass to Charles Cole and Keller’s 52-yard run. Tim Smith scored the other TD for the Trojans. Sanders hit 14 of 27 passes for 154 yards.

1984—East 35, West 13-Wolfe and Smith had first-quarter scores for West, but it was all East after that as the Hurricanes scored 20 in the second frame and 15 more in the third. Charles Cole scored twice on five-yard runs and his brother Chris intercepted a pitchout and returned it 44 yards for another. Larry Hartman chipped in two touchdowns.

1985—East 21, West 19-Todd Henderson’s seven-yard TD pass to Craig Hammer put the winning points on the board as East got its first-ever fourth-quarter victory, this one coming with 1:19 on the clock. Henderson and Hammer also teamed up on a 10-yard TD and Henderson scored on a one-yard sneak. West’s Miquel Bryan had scoring runs of 62 and 2 yards and Skeeter Allan added a four-yard TD.

1986—West 35, East 20-The Trojans scored 21 in the fourth period to pull out the win. Henderson scored on runs of 1, 3 and 2 yards for the Trojans in becoming the only player to quarterback both schools to a victory. Billy Hale (19-run) and Jeff Kyle (3-run) had the other West TDs. Scoval Scruggs, Chris Cole and Doug Rines all had touchdowns for the Hurricanes.

1987—West 46, East 14-It was the Buster Goins show as he racked up 242 yards on 14 carries. He had scoring runs of 67, 1, 64 and 50 yards. Henderson added a 55-yard TD and Chuck Proffitt returned the second-half kickoff 86 yards to score. Quarterback Scott Altizer hit Paul Howell with a 91-yard scoring pass and fired 12 yards to Nick Wilson for the other.

1988—East 14, West 13-Howell had a 14-yard scoring run in the first quarter and a 38-yarder in the second with Tim Greene hitting both extra points. James “Little Man” Stewart had a four-yard TD for West and Proffitt added a three-yard score, but a run for two points was stopped short.

1989—West 26, East 6-Stewart (10-run), Anthony Livesay (19-run), Lamonte Young (36-pass from Johnny Galyon) and Howard Collins (8-run) all had touchdowns for the Trojans while East’s points came on a 14-yard pass from Scotty Williams to Nick Wilson. The Trojans held East to minus-19 yards rushing.

1990—West 32, East 0-Stewart set the record for most points by an individual in the series as he scored 26 while running for 173 yards on 19 carries. His TDs were 9, 4, 26 and 42 yards and he added a two-point conversion following Robbie Coffey’s 26-yard fumble return for the other Trojan score.

1991—West 27, East 6-Young became the second Trojan to rush for over 200 yards as he racked up 203 on 25 carries and also came up with a pair of interceptions on defense. He had a pair of one-yard TDs and kicked three extra points. Xavier Story added a 42-yard score and John Elia a four-yarder for West. Jessie Smith scored on a 27-yard run for East. It was the third straight West win.

1992—East 7, West 6-East started a streak of its own that would cover six years. Franky Scales ran 27 yards with 2:58 left in the game and Chris Collins kicked the game-winning extra point. West’s touchdown came on a 10-yard run by Chris Collins, but the point after was blocked.

1993—East 20, West 12-Tony Wallace scored touchdowns on runs of 29 and 3 yards while Greg Piles added a 16-yard run for East. Darius “Boo” Blevins caught 71 and 42-yard touchdowns passes from Jeremy Hall for the Trojans. Hall became the only player in series history to pass for more than 200 as he was 8 of 16 for 233. However, West managed only eight yards rushing.

1994—East 37, West 13-The Hurricanes’ Caleb Cunningham starting the scoring with a 40-yard field goal, the longest by a Hurricane in series history. Before the night was over, Joey Wood fired TD passes of 19 yards to Jason Greene and four yards to Lance Wampler while Maurice Young (21 yards), Leon Cody (5 yards) and Tony Wallace (12 yards) added rushing scores. Travis Rogers rolled up 184 yards on 14 carries for the Trojans including scoring runs of 76 and 73 yards.

1995—East 17, West 9-Chris Mefford (39 yards) of West and Kendrick Smith (32 yards) of East marked the only time both teams had a field goal. Tony Wallace, who ran for 128 yards, had touchdowns of 3 and 46 yards for the Hurricanes while the West TD came on a 30-yard pass from Hall to Isaak Young. Wampler came up with a pair of interceptions for East.

1996—East 7, West 0-This one was played on Saturday after being postponed. Lucas Sizemore’s seven-yard pass to Cecil Moore on the first play of the fourth quarter provided the only touchdown in the lowest scoring game between the two teams. Dexter Bruce caught 6 passes for 141 yards for West, highest in the series by a Trojan.

1997—East 21, West 18-Both teams had two backs with over 100 yards for the only time as East ran its winning streak to six. Tulsa Payette had 133 yards and TDs of 1 and 47 yards for the ‘Canes and Jahan Garrett added 108 yards. David Kinsler scored when he picked up a punt blocked by Kelley Collins. For West, Casey Simpson had a 13-yard TD and Barron Chandler a 36-yarder. Those two gained 156 and 108 yards respectively. Jerronne Hale got the other West TD on a 13-yard pass from Wes Southerland.

1998—West 24, East 21-Lonnie Costello reeled off 210 yards rushing including the longest Trojans TD of the series at 88 yards. He also scored on a six-yard run while Southerland passed 23 yards to Gene Johnson. Bill Angelos added a 35-yard field goal. Nate Valentine ran one yard for an East TD and passed to Kelley Collins (4 yards) and Marcus Bragg (7 yards) for the other two.

1999—West 26, East 20-Chris Eddington scored on a three-yard run with just 2:01 left in the game to provide the winning margin. Gene Johnson had a pair of TDs for the Trojans, one on an 18-yard pass from Brad Dearing and the other on a 64-yard flanker reverse. Terry Talley ran 63-yards for an East score and threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Bragg for another.

2000—West 59, East 12-Besides setting the record for most points in a city championship game, the Trojans also had their series high for total offense (475 yards). The Trojans scored a record 31 points in the second quarter. Chavez McCray ran for 185 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries while Jay Walker added 120 yards and two more scores on 10 attempts.

2001—West 24, East 10-The Trojans won their fourth straight with two touchdowns in the first quarter as Taylor Rouse recovered a bad punt snap in the end zone, then Chris Csorba added a one-yard scoring run. Jay Walker, who rushed for 112 yards on 7 carries, chipped in a 10-yard TD. Michael Duke booted 3 PAT’s and a 23-yard field goal to become the all-time leading kick-scorer in the series with 12. Anthony Span’s 56-yard run produced East’s only touchdown.

2002—West 35, East 12—West stretched its winning streak to five. Adam Shockley and Charles Rucker ran for 117 yards each with Shockley scoring twice and Rucker once on short runs. Chris Davis added a 65-yard TD for the Trojans on the first play from scrimmage while Aaron Wittenburg returned a blocked punt 17 yards to score. Jared Palazolla hit DeJay Boseman with a 55-yard touchdown pass and Brandon Treece returned an interception 78 yards for the other East TD.

2003—West 45, East 7—Bradley James returned the second-half kickoff 95 yards as the Trojans broke open a tight game by outscoring the Hurricanes 35-0 in the final two periods. West racked up 382 rushing yards, their best of the series, and Daniel Fillmore kicked a 40-yard field goal and six extra points. The East score came on an 82-yard pass from Palazolla to Wahkeem Simpson.

2004—East 44, West 20—Josh Russell ran wild for the Hurricanes, racking up 329 yards on 32 carries and scoring on runs of 80, 3, 7 and 92 yards. Brad Ramsey hit 6 of 12 passes for 180 yards (most ever by an East quarterback) with Shawn Pendland catching 4 for 137 and a TD. It was the most points in the series for East. Kyle Vaughn had the other Hurricane TD and John Lawson kicked a field goal and five conversions.

2005—West 21, East 12—Darius Ewing racked up 173 yards on 31 carries to lead the Trojans to victory. Ewing scored on a 13-yard run while Jawaan McCullough added a 1-yard TD. Nick King passed to Erik Hazelwood for the other score. Brad Ramsey had a short TD run and passed to Shawn Pendland for the other Hurricane points.

2006—West 45, East 24—The final score doesn’t tell the real story as it was anybody’s game until the final four minutes when the Trojans took advantage of a pair of turnovers for touchdowns. Logan Wild was 6 of 8 passing for 155 yards and two TDs, both to Wesley Hale who also rushed for 80 yards and another TD. DraMecee Kyle added two scores for the Trojans and Kiki Ramos had a 42-yard field goal, the longest in city championship history. Terrell Dockery had two touchdowns and Brad Ramsey had 100 yards rushing for the Hurricanes.

2007—West 10, East 0—After the teams battled to a scoreless tie through the first half, Kevin McDonald capped an 11-play, 55-yard drive with a four-yard TD for the game’s only touchdown midway of the third quarter. Kevin Frank, who booted a 28-yard field goal in the final period, added the point after. The teams had only 279 combined yards in the game.

2008—East 21, West 14—Tyler Wills’ third interception, most ever in the series, sealed the Hurricanes’ win with just a minute left. Tee Howell ran for TDs of 11 and 2 yards in the second quarter and quarterback Tyler Turner (118 yards on 13 carries) added a third quarter score for the Orangemen. The Trojans’ points came on a 43-yard pass from Sean Jones to Tyrell McKinney and J. J. Goforth’s two-yard run.

2009—West 28, East 7—The Trojans’ Chad Brooks scored on his team’s first possession, then Aaron Knight blocked a punt and returned it 53 yards for a TD in the second quarter. Wesley Goins added a 15-yard scoring run in the third and Patrick Ashford passed to Eric Hazelwood for the final TD. East got its points as Tee Howell passed to Dee Clark for a nine-yard touchdown.

2010—West 28, East 26—West grabbed a 28-14 lead early in the fourth quarter before the Hurricanes came back only to miss a pair of two-point conversions in the final 2:38. Isaiah McKinney had 120 yards and two touchdowns for the Trojans and quarterback Patrick Ashford passed for 153 including a TD toss to Bowe Craine. Alonzo Graham became the first East player to return a kickoff for a touchdown in a city championship game. Cody Ricker had 146 rushing yards for the ‘Canes.

2011—West 19, East 17—Drew Brooks caught a 10-yard TD pass from Andrew Lee with just 54.5 seconds left to give the fifth-ranked Trojans the victory. East had taken the lead on Chase Brunson’s score with over two minutes to play. Jose Rico kicked two field goals for West including a 48-yarder, the longest in series history.

2012—West 27, East 0—The Trojans’ Will Gardner became the first quarterback to throw three TD passes with all coming in the fourth quarter. Johnathan Shockley, Drew Epps and Hunter Carter caught the scoring passes and Zippy Capps added a pair of field goals. Garrett Salansky picked off two passes for the Trojans who recorded the eighth shutout in the series.

2013—East 49, West 23—Matt Thompson ran for 182 yards and three touchdowns to power the Hurricanes who jumped out to a 35-14 halftime lead. DeAndre Delaney wound up with 130 yards on 23 carries to lead West. The Trojans actually outgained East by eight yards but big plays were the difference. West’s Calvin Smith tied the record for longest interception return for a TD by taking one back 33 yards.

2014—West 28, East 0—West’s defense held the Hurricanes to only 61 yards the lowest in series history. DeAndre Delaney carried 40 times for 197 yards and a TD and also caught a pair of touchdown passes from Aaron Jones. Jones completed 7 of 12 for 124 yards. Calvin Smith returned an interception for a touchdown for the second straight year.

2015—West 35, East 0—The Trojans became the first team to record back-to-back shutouts and DeAndre Delaney posted the most rushing yards ever for West with 266 on 32 carries. He scored three touchdowns to finish his career with 36 points in the series. Hezakiyah Rudolph returned an interception 85 yards to score, the longest in series history. It marked the third straight time West had a pick-six in the game.

2016—West 28, East 14—Daymion Blevins carried 31 times for 244 yards and all four touchdowns for the Trojans. East’s Dylan Noe set the series record for pass completions at 18 (attempted 26) and threw for 229 yards the most ever for the Hurricanes. Noe and D. J. Hodges had East touchdowns. The game was all about long drives as all six TDs game on marches of 72 yards or more including the longest in series history a 99-yard, 13-play drive for the Trojans’ final score. East also had a very long one, going 93 yards in 8 plays.

2017—West 42, East 20—Jamal Spradling returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown with 38 seconds left in the half to put the Trojans in front and they went on to score the first two TDs of the second half to take control of the game. Jacob Harrell ran for 168 yards and quarterback John Foreback set the West career record for TD passes before being injured. Quarterback John Dalton ran for 122 yards and threw for 103 for the Hurricanes. West rolled up 452 yards and the teams set the series record for total offense with a combined 774.

2018—West 28, East 23—East led by 3-0 after one quarter before the Trojans erupted for three TDs in the second period with Matte Salansky scoring two and Zack Young returning an interception 65-yards for the other. The lead was 28-3 going to the fourth quarter when John Garrett Dalton threw scoring passes to Connor Jordan and Jacob Ward and Hayden Lamb ran for a Hurricane touchdown.ll 47 games; West leads series 30-17