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Elizabethton overwhelms Sullivan East

Allen LaMountain • Sep 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM

ELIZABETHTON — Senior quarterback Carter Everett threw for 229 first-half yards in Elizabethton’s 63-0 mauling of Sullivan East at Citizens Bank Stadium on Friday night in Three Rivers Conference football action.

The competitive phase of this game was over by the end of the first quarter, with the Cyclones ahead 28-0. Everett had connected with senior running back/flanker Corey Russell for an 80-yard score and senior wide receiver Evan Perkins on a 26-yard TD strike.

Austin Outland opened the scoring with a 41-yard run and the Cyclones quickly got the ball back when the Patriots’ return man lost sight of the ball and Remington Tyree recovered for EHS on the 10-yard line.

Russell scored on a 5-yard run for a 14-0 lead after Jaxton Holly’s second successful PAT kick. Freshman Bryson Rollins scored on a 2-yard plunge to make it a 28-0 lead.

“We were disappointed last week with the overall effort,” Cyclones head coach Shawn Witten said. “Our execution tonight was much better in all phases. Got off to a fast start and it is amazing what we look like when we are rolling on all cylinders.” 

The Cyclones outgained East 361-49 in the game despite drawing 10 penalties for 95 yards.

In the second quarter defensive end Gabe DePrimo recovered a Pats fumble and on the ensuing play Everett connected with Perkins for 26 yards and a 35-0 lead. Rollins punched in a 1-yard scoring run and Russell added a 15-yard touchdown scamper just before the half for a 49-0 Cyclones advantage.

The second half was played with a continuous running clock but EHS (3-0, 1-0 TRC) still managed a pair of touchdown drives. The first was a 10-play 63 yard march that was capped off by an 18-yard scoring strike from Everett to Perkins. The last scoring drive covered 43 yards in five plays, the last a 13-yard Rollins run.

“It feels awesome,” Everett said. “We have got some of the best coaches anywhere and with Coach Witten calling plays. We have a great offensive line and we are six or seven deep at receiver, so it gives us a lot of options.”

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