Scoring four, of course.
Dobyns-Bennett freshman Chris Sensabaugh did just that, finding the end zone four times as part of a 191-yard rushing performance in the Indians’ 30-6 win over Sevier County on Friday night.
“I give credit to everybody on the team,” Sensabaugh said. “It feels great.”
With the Big East Conference road victory, Dobyns-Bennett now has won three consecutive games after a difficult 1-3 start.
“We’ve still got plenty of things to work on and continue get better,” D-B coach Graham Clark said. “We’ve made tremendous improvement, the early stretch was tough but it made us better.”
The Tribe (4-3, 2-1) had only 2 yards of net offense in the first quarter, but started to hit a groove in the second period. During that quarter, Sensabaugh tallied a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs to stake D-B to a 14-0 halftime lead.
Sensabaugh tallied two more touchdowns in the third quarter, on runs of 22 and 9 yards, respectively.
The freshman carried the ball 21 times.
A third-quarter touchdown by Sevier County (3-5, 2-2) spoiled the shutout, but it was still a big night for the Indians — and their playoff hopes.
“We wanted to come down here to make a statement,” said the Tribe’s Lane Taylor. “I think we did tonight.”
Jefferson County 16, Science Hill 14
JOHNSON CITY — The Patriots’ Tyler Gibson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 30 seconds left in the game to rally his team to the Big East win over the Hilltoppers.
Gibson had previously missed an extra point and a 36-yard field goal attempt.
Leading 14-13 and attempting to run out the clock, Science Hill (3-4, 1-2) fumbled the ball late in the fourth quarter and Jefferson County (5-3, 2-2) drove 20 yards to set up the winning field goal.
Soloman Duanah led the ’Toppers with 106 yards rushing on 22 carries while Will Banks had 167 yards on 26 carries for the Pats.
Elizabethton 28, North 20
ELIZABETHTON — Sullivan North’s playoff hopes took a major hit with this Mountain Lakes Conference loss to the Cyclones.
Elizabethton quarterback Wes Anderson completed 10 of 19 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown, Derek Carr ran for 106 yards and the Cyclones (3-4, 2-2) remained undefeated at Rider Field this season.
Hunter McReynolds had two touchdowns for North (2-5, 1-3) and Jason Rose returned a fumble 26 yards for another score.
McReynolds’ second TD drew the Golden Raiders within 21-20, but North came up short on its two-point conversion try.
Cody Forbes then punched it in from short yardage to account for Elizabethton’s final score.
Tennessee High 36, Johnson County 17
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Keenan Shephard scored four touchdowns as Tennessee High stayed undefeated in Mountain Lakes play.
Shephard scored on runs of 56, 5, 5 and 75 yards for THS (6-1, 4-0)
The Vikings led 13-10 at the half but opened up the scoring in the final two quarters to salt the game away.
Morristown West 25, Daniel Boone 7
MORRISTOWN — The Trojans stayed perfect in the Five Rivers Conference by turning back the Trailblazers.
Morristown West (4-3, 4-0) built its lead early in the first quarter when Jordan Kim returned a blocked punt 5 yards for a touchdown. After that it was smooth sailing for the Trojans, who scored two TDs in the third and added insult to injury with a safety on the last play of the game.
The lone touchdown for Boone (4-3, 2-2) came on a 1-yard run by Spenser White. Mitch Masters led the Trailblazers with 16 carries for a total of 63 yards.
Greeneville 52, Cherokee 26
ROGERSVILLE — The Greene Devils built a 38-6 lead at the half then cruised to a lopsided Five Rivers victory.
Jordan Greenway ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns, including a 45-yarder, to lead Greeneville (5-2, 3-1). Greenway also tossed a 76-yard scoring strike to Ryan Fillers as part of a 153-yard passing performance on just four completions.
Tyler Carter led Cherokee (3-4, 1-3) with a pair of touchdowns. Terrance Kersey added a 24-yard scoring run, while Matt Hale hauled in a 48-yard TD pass from David Cantrell.
8-Man Football, Harvester Christian 71, Mountain Empire Baptist 36
BRISTOL, Va. — Demarius Johnson rushed 20 times for 258 yards and scored six touchdowns as Harvester Christian from Georgia handed Mountain Empire its first loss of the season.
Johnson scored on runs of 12, 14, 10, 30 and 23 yards and also caught a 10-yard scoring pass. He added three 2-point conversion runs for Harvester (7-0).
Mark A. Wynegar gained 203 yards rushing and scored three TDs for the Mountaineers (6-1). He scored on runs of 71 and 60 yards and hauled in a 72-yard touchdown pass.
Wynegar has now rushed for more than 1,000 yards this season.