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Bears stun Tribe with fourth-quarter rally

September 13th, 2013 11:07 pm by Pat Kenney

Bears stun Tribe with fourth-quarter rally

Dobyns-Bennett's Zach Casey (35) eyes a Sevier County defender during Friday night's game at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport. (Ned Jilton II photo)

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KINGSPORT — Sevier County rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Dobyns-Bennett on 34-30 on Friday at J. Fred Johnson Stadium.

The Smoky Bears (3-0) trailed 30-20 with 8:39 left in the contest.

Zach Sauls capped an eight-play drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to pull Sevier County to within 30-27 with 6:07 to go.

A D-B fumble on the Indians’ next possession was recovered by the Smoky Bears’ Dorian Banks.

Three plays later, Sevier County quarterback Luke Manning found wide receiver Alan Silva alone in the end zone and tossed a 21-yard TD pass that proved to be the game-winner.

With 38 seconds to go, Tribe QB Josh Holt threw a pass that went through the hands of his receiver in the end zone, and the Smoky Bears held on for the victory.

Manning finished the game with 216 yards passing after completing 12 of 23 attempts.

Holt led D-B with 248 yards rushing on 30 carries.

Read more of this story in Saturday's print edition of the Times-News or the expanded electronic edition

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