Heath Wins, Bayles sets All-Time Passing Record

Raining was the theme of the night for weather, and I mean raining hard.   That being said, thanks to the good play of Coach Tim Ward’s defense, Gallia Academy, Gallipolis, Ohio could not get anything going on offense and Heath HS, Heath, Ohio didn’t either in the first Quarter.  In fact, the first score came from Gallia’s defense after Heath’s offense fumbled the ball into their own end zone and had to recover it for a Safety.   Score Gallia 2 Heath 0.

 

After the third possession Brayden Bayles my outstanding young QB from Heath finally got his Bulldog’s going. Bayles hit Riley Gould out of the backfield on a rollout to pick up 7 yards. Then, on third down and one Ar’Moni McCrae picked up a much needed first down at the 49 yard line of Gallia.   Bayles then delivers a beautiful 2 ball down the left seam to his inside receiver, Carson Toomey  coming off trips right set, and picked up a first down at the Gallia 6 yard mark.  A quick hand off to McCrae as he danced right and cut left and scores, 7 to 2 Bulldogs.

 

Another defensive stand starts the 2ndQuarter and then Heath gets the ball on their own 29 yard line.  On first down, Brayden does some outstanding running by kicking in his speed and taking the ball all the way to the Gallia 49 yard line for another Bulldog first down.  A useless penalty nullifies the pickup but still gives Heath the first down.   On third and five Bayles throws a rocket strike over the middle to Keylan for a first down on the Gallia 48 yard line.   The next play Brayden, not playing like any Sophomore QB I have seen this year, but more like a Senior wanting to win a playoff game, rolls left, then back to the right and findsBig Williams open on the sidelines and fires a strike for another first down at the Gallia 29 yard line where Keylan steps out of bounds.   On fourth down and ten some trickery gets the Bulldogs no where and they give the ball back to Gallia on their 33 yard mark.

 

3 and out is the theme of the night for the kids from the Academy against the Bulldog defenders who give it back to Heath on their own 48 yard line.    Some more good running by McCrae finds the Bulldogs 3rd down and 3 at the Gallia 29 where Bayles delivers a good toss to Riley Gould out of the backfield and Riley keeps the drive alive all the way to a first down at the 12 yard mark.  Another (useless) penalty moves the ball back to the 26 where Bayles does some more great running and gets the ball back to the 10.  After an incomplete pass, Brayden hands the ball to Ar’Moni and McCrae takes it in for the TD.  Heath 14 Gallia 2.

 

Coach Tim Ward has a surprise forAcademy as he kicks off with an onside kick

Raining was the theme of the night for weather, and I mean raining hard.   That being said, thanks to the good play of Coach Tim Ward’s defense, Gallia Academy, Gallipolis, Ohio could not get anything going on offense and Heath HS, Heath, Ohio didn’t either in the first Quarter.  In fact, the first score came from Gallia’s defense after Heath’s offense fumbled the ball into their own end zone and had to recover it for aSafety.   Score Gallia 2 Heath 0.

 

After the third possession Brayden Bayles my outstanding young QB from Heath finally got his Bulldog’s going. Bayles hit Riley Gould out of the backfield on a rollout to pick up 7 yards. Then, on third down and one Ar’Moni McCrae picked up a much needed first down at the 49 yard line of Gallia.   Bayles then delivers a beautiful 2 ball down the left seam to his inside receiver, Carson Toomey  coming off trips right set, and picked up a first down at theGallia 6 yard mark.  A quick hand off to McCrae as he danced right and cut left and scores, 7 to 2 Bulldogs.

 

Another defensive stand starts the 2ndQuarter and then Heath gets the ball on their own 29 yard line.  On first down, Brayden does some outstanding running by kicking in his speed and taking the ball all the way to the Gallia 49 yard line for another Bulldog first down.  A useless penalty nullifies the pickup but still givesHeath the first down.   On third and five Bayles throws a rocket strike over the middle to Keylan for a first down on the Gallia 48 yard line.   The next playBrayden, not playing like any Sophomore QB I have seen this year, but more like aSenior wanting to win a playoff game, rolls left, then back to the right and finds Big Williams open on the sidelines and fires a strike for another first down at theGallia 29 yard line where Keylan steps out of bounds.   On fourth down and ten some trickery gets the Bulldogs no where and they give the ball back to Gallia on their 33 yard mark.

 

3 and out is the theme of the night for the kids from the Academy against the Bulldog defenders who give it back to Heath on their own 48 yard line.    Some more good running by McCrae finds the Bulldogs 3rd down and 3 at the Gallia 29where Bayles delivers a good toss toRiley Gould out of the backfield andRiley keeps the drive alive all the way to a first down at the 12 yard mark.  Another (useless) penalty moves the ball back to the 26 where Bayles does some more great running and gets the ball back to the 10.  After an incomplete pass, Brayden hands the ball to Ar’Moni and McCrae takes it in for the TD.  Heath 14 Gallia 2.

 

Coach Tim Ward has a surprise forAcademy as he kicks off with an onside kick and the Bulldogs recover it at theGallia 43 yard line.   Bayles  finds Williams again with a great timing throw to the 30 yard line where Keylan makes the catch.  Then, on the next play Brayden throws a beautiful fade, perfectly placed over the outside shoulder of Keylan but Williams fails to make the catch for the score. 2 failed runs and another penalty make Bayles have to punt the ball which he does and puts it out of bounds on the 14 yard linewhere Gallia took over. Half ends with a14 to 2 score in favor of the Bulldogs.

 

Neither Heath nor Gallia can move the ball on their first drives of the second half,  but on Heath’s second possession they get the ball on their own 44 yard line.  Ar’Moni McCrae picks up a first down with a good run to the Gallia 45.  After a sweep left by Mitchel McClain, Brayden does some outstanding running to keep the ball alive and eventually rolls left, squares his shoulders and fires a laser to his buddy Sophomore #11 Carson Toomey down the left side lines at the 19 yard line where Carson makes the catch look easy and kicks in his great speed and runs right by the DBS from GalliaTD, Heath 21 Gallia 2.

 

That pass makes QB Brayden Bayles the All-Time Leader at Heath HS for TDS in a single season totaling 25 TDS, breaking the old record of 24.   He also ended the game 9 for 22 and 157 yards passing and he rushed for another 17 yards.    Ar’Moni McCrae had another good night rushing for  82 yards on 14 attempts.   Receiving; Riley Gouldcaught 3 passes for 66 yards, Keylan Williams caught 3 for 49 yards andSophomore Carson Toomey caught 2 for 38 yards and THE TD.

 

QB Brayden Bayles and the Heath bulldogs take on Indian River Friday in the second round of the Ohio State Football Playoffs.  Photo above left to right Coach Sink, Brayden Bayless QB, Tim Ward HC, Keyan Williams WR, Reece Huber WR, and  Ar’moni  McCrae RB.

 the next play Brayden throws a beautiful fade, perfectly placed over the outside shoulder of Keylan but Williams fails to make the catch for the score. 2 failed runs and another penalty make Bayleshave to punt the ball which he does and puts it out of bounds on the 14 yard linewhere Gallia took over. Half ends with a14 to 2 score in favor of the Bulldogs.

 

Neither Heath nor Gallia can move the ball on their first drives of the second half,  but on Heath’s second possession they get the ball on their own 44 yard line.  Ar’Moni McCrae picks up a first down with a good run to the Gallia 45.  After a sweep left by Mitchel McClain, Brayden does some outstanding running to keep the ball alive and eventually rolls left, squares his shoulders and fires a laser to his buddy Sophomore #11 Carson Toomey down the left side lines at the 19 yard line where Carson makes the catch look easy and kicks in his great speed and runs right by the DBS from GalliaTD, Heath 21 Gallia 2.

 

That pass makes QB Brayden Bayles the All-Time Leader at Heath HS for TDS in a single season totaling 25 TDS, breaking the old record of 24.   He also ended the game 9 for 22 and 157 yards passing and he rushed for another 17 yards.    Ar’Moni McCrae had another good night rushing for  82 yards on 14 attempts.   Receiving; Riley Gouldcaught 3 passes for 66 yards, Keylan Williams caught 3 for 49 yards andSophomore Carson Toomey caught 2 for 38 yards and THE TD.

 

QB Brayden Bayles and the Heath bulldogs take on Indian River Friday in the second round of the Ohio State Football Playoffs.  Photo above left to right Coach Sink, Brayden Bayless QB, Tim Ward HC, Keyan Williams WR, Reece Huber WR, and  Ar’moni  McCrae RB.

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