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North's perfect season ends as Raiders fall to Austin-East

November 18th, 2011 11:38 pm by Jack Goodson

North's perfect season ends as Raiders fall to Austin-East

North's Will Henshaw finds running room against the Austin-East defense. Ned Jilton II photo.

KINGSPORT — The uncanny ability of Sullivan North to make pivotal play after pivotal play was never more evident this season than during the fourth quarter of Friday night’s frigid TSSAA Class 3A football quarterfinal.


Inspired moments that put the undefeated Raiders in a position to make the definitive play. The game-winning, season-defining kind of play.


That play, however, never surfaced.


Austin-East stymied the hosts’ dynamic offense throughout — thrice in the decisive fourth period — and emerged with an arduous 19-13 win at mud-drenched Benny Compton Field.

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