After a late Golden Raiders fumble, Nick Hopson ran in a 5-yard touchdown for the winning score. Prior to that, quarterback Levi Myers rushed for two TDs and connected with Tristan Biddy for another. Caleb Parkins had the tying touchdown in the fourth quarter for South Greene (2-3, 1-0 Region 1-2A).
Sullivan North (4-1, 1-1) took the early advantage after a blocked punt. Yancey Dolan scored on an 85-yard touchdown and Austin Hartsock later scored on a quarterback sneak for a 21-7 North lead.
Hartsock gave the Golden Raiders the two-touchdown lead in the third quarter with his 7-yard TD run.
UNION COUNTY 32, SULLIVAN EAST 22
BLUFF CITY — Corbin Patrick had two rushing touchdowns, including a 5-yarder, to give the Patriots an early 7-0 lead, but it wasn’t enough in the battle of the Patriots.
Mason Hayworth reeled in an 8-yard touchdown pass from Dylan White for Sullivan East’s final touchdown and Jayson Baker ran in the 2-point conversion. White completed 11 of 19 passes for 132 yards. Hayworth caught three passes for 32 yards, Blake Scher had two catches for 45 yards and Patrick had two receptions for 40 yards.
Union County nearly doubled East’s rushing totals, outgaining the home team 234-119 on the ground.
SCIENCE HILL 28, BEARDEN 21
KNOXVILLE — The Hilltoppers struck for a pair of quick first-quarter touchdowns and two more early in the third quarter of their Region 1-6A win.
The Bulldogs (4-1, 1-1) had two shots at the end zone in the final 10 seconds, but came up empty.
AJ Stewart was 6-of-7 passing for 79 yards and a pair of scores, also rushing for 94 yards for Science Hill (2-3, 1-1). Joshua Santiago had a pick-6 for the Hilltoppers after collecting a tipped ball for the interception and taking it back 48 yards, and Chris Thomas counted a 76-yard TD among his 148 rushing yards.
Caleb Wilkins carried 15 times for 94 yards and Collin Ironside was 22-of-31 passing for 210 yards for Bearden, which outgained Science Hill 368-273.
ELIZABETHTON 56. GRAINGER 6
RUTLEDGE — Austin Outland had a pair of first-quarter rushing touchdowns and Bryson Rollins and Zach C. Hartley also scored to put the Cyclones up 28-0 in the opening frame.
Rollins, a freshman, added another touchdown in the second quarter, and Elizabethton (5-0, 2-0 Region 1-4A) carried a 35-6 advantage into the locker room.
Corey Russell had a rushing and receiving score in the third quarter, and Gavin Lowe tacked on a fourth-quarter score.
Outland finished with 94 yards rushing. Carter Everett threw for 211 yards and a pair of scores.
LEE 27, EASTSIDE 26
BEN HUR — Dewayne Garrett hit Devan Goins with a 52-yard touchdown pass in the closing minutes, and the Generals (2-1) pulled out a nondistrict win against the Spartans (0-3).
The teams went to halftime tied at 14 and entered the fourth still knotted at 20.
Garrett finished 6-of-17 passing for 116 yards and a couple of touchdowns, one to Blake Lewis and the other to Goins. Lewis also ran for 77 yards and a couple of scores.
Eastside’s Jordan Rasnick threw for a whopping 302 yards and three touchdowns, one to Nick Raymond and two to Nick Livingston. Livingston also recovered a fumble in the end zone and Rasnick rushed for a 7-yard score.
THOMAS WALKER 14, RYE COVE 13
CLINCHPORT — Two big third-quarter plays and a missed kick allowed the Pioneers (3-1, 2-0) to escape with the Cumberland District win over the War Eagles (1-3, 0-1).
Wesley Gilliam returned 86 yards for a touchdown and Logan Ely caught a 62-yard touchdown from Dawson Lee in the pivotal quarter.
Lee also rushed for 66 yards on 19 carries.
Mason Hardin had a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and totaled 90 yards on the ground for Rye Cove. Matthew Hardin scored on a 30-yard run for the Cove in the third and finished with 65 rushing yards.
Matthew Gibson piled up 15 tackles for the Eagles.
ROSSOM, N.C. 22, TRINITY 20
KINGSPORT — Edward Newcomb led the rushing total with 86 yards, but the Knights fell to their North Carolina opponents.
Austin Tedder finished with 70 rushing yards and Thomas Brown had 50. Titus Brooks had 63 passing yards, while Eli Allgood had seven tackles and three assists.