ROGERSVILLE — Cherokee spent its first three games looking for momentum. On Friday night, the Chiefs found all they needed in a 47-20 win over Volunteer.
Behind a strong rushing attack within an interchangeable backfield, Cherokee bulldozed through the first half to build a 26-7 lead.
“We got off to rocky start this season, losing by three and then by one. I feel that we have got some good things going and can keep building the momentum,” Cherokee coach Mike Sivert said.
Evan McCracken had two rushing scores in the first quarter. Teagan Trent scored on a 3-yard run and caught a 33-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Gibson in the second.
Trent finished with 162 yards on 14 rushes and McCracken churned out 115 yards on 12 carries.
Falcons receiver Jovann Trembley hauled in a Matt Reed pass and rumbled 33 yards for Volunteer’s lone score of the half.
Cherokee’s momentum hit a peak in the third period when the Chiefs scored three times in less than a minute.
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