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Defensive stand seals Boone's win over THS

From staff reports • Sep 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM

BRISTOL. Tenn. — Senior defensive backs Colton Adams and Easton Harrell broke up a pass on fourth-and-4 from the Daniel Boone 8-yard line, and the Trailblazers fought off Tennessee High 26-21 on Friday night.

Charlie Cole scored his third touchdown of the game on a 3- yard blast with 4:31 remaining to wipe out a 21-20 Vikings advantage.

Tennessee High (2-1, 0-1 Region 1-5A) moved from its own 18 to inside the Boone 10 and had third- and fourth-down cracks in the game’s final 20 seconds.

Nathan Johnson broke up a third-down pass to 6-foot-6 Vikings tight end Nolan Wishon, before Adams and Harrell combined to save the day with their fourth-down breakup of a throw also intended for Wishon.

“It was a great team effort and victory,” said Boone coach Jeremy Jenkins. “We made some big plays on special teams, our offense made a lot of key plays and our defense made plays when we had to.

“A lot of missed assignments and alignments, but other than that I’m real proud of the kids’ effort. The kids got down but they never quit, and then we made a big-time play in the end to win this thing.”

Cole carried the ball 21 times for 100 yards. Harrell, the quarterback, rushed for 136 yards.

LEE HIGH 48, LEBANON 8

BEN HUR — The Generals (1-1) clobbered the Pioneers (0-2) in a nondistrict game that quickly got out of hand.

Lee led 16-0 at the end of the first quarter and scored twice within the first 10 plays from scrimmage.

Generals quarterback Garrett Brady had two passing touchdowns, one each to Devin Goins and Josh Tritt.

Tritt also returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Ethan Wynn ran for a pair of TDs and Blake Lewis added a rushing score.

Wynn carried the ball for 55 yards to lead Lee. Garrett finished 4-for-8 passing for 126 yards.

UNION 42, RICHLANDS 28

RICHLANDS — Behind the three-headed rushing monster of Avery Jenkins, Mason Polier and Aaron Stidham, the Bears won their annual grudge match with the Blue Tornado.

Jenkins ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns, Polier piled up 125 yards on the ground and Stidham rushed for 47 yards. Jenkins had a third TD on a 70-yard touchdown catch from Bailey Turner.

Linebacker Bryce Guerrant’s late interception iced the victory for Union (2-0).

Richlands quarterback Race Moir threw for 260 yards and four scores.

HONAKER 21, CASTLEWOOD 6

CASTLEWOOD — The Blue Devils got off to a good start with a 1-yard scoring run from Drew Mullins but then everything went the Tigers’ way.

Honaker’s Travis Musick had a 30-yard blocked punt return for a touchdown. Trevor Dye scored on a 29-yard jaunt and Levi Miller threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Stafford to round out the scoring for the Tigers (2-0).

Trevor Dye had 94 of Honaker’s 121 rushing yards that came on 37 carries.

Mullins finished with 80 yards for Castlewood (0-2).

HOLSTON 44, TWIN SPRINGS 0

DAMASCUS — The Cavaliers (2-0) exploded for 28 second- quarter points. Holston ran the ball 42 times for 229 yards.

Twin Springs (0-2) managed only 35 total yards. The Titans lost three fumbles and had their only pass of the game picked off.

CHILHOWIE 49, J.I. BURTON 14

CHILHOWIE — The Warriors blasted Burton with 22 second- quarter points — all within a five-minute span — to roll to the nondistrict win.

The stout Chilhowie defense shut down the Raiders (0-2) in both the second and third quarters and picked off two of Houston Thacker’s passes.

The Warriors (2-0) rushed for 325 yards. Will Russell had four carries for 68 yards and two scores, and Anthony Blevins had five carries for 76 yards with one score.

Esau Teasley scored twice for Norton and finished with 12 carries for 64 yards.

PATRICK HENRY 48, RYE COVE 13

CLINCHPORT — The Rebels (2-0) jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead behind the strong running of Zack Brown, who closed with 134 yards on 15 carries.

Brown scored twice on the ground and once on a TD reception.

Cody Smith had nine carries for 98 yards for the Rebels. Brady Stiltner was 3-for-3 passing for 124 yards and a score.

Mason Hardin had a good running night for the War Eagles (0-2), racking up 124 yards and a score on 14 carries.

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