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Cougars win kicking game, Vikings win everything else

September 20th, 2013 11:59 pm by George Thwaites

Cougars win kicking game, Vikings win everything else

Tennessee High wide receiver Adam Mitchell (24) was Vikings quarterback Peyton Henley's favorite receiver. Henley passed for 303 yards and five scoring strikes.

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BLOUNTVILLE — Vikings quarterback Peyton Henley passed for 303 yards and five touchdowns in the first half alone and Tennessee High overwhelmed the Cougars 46-3 in Big 7 Conference action Friday night.

Vikings wide receiver Adam Mitchell had five catches for a school-record 189 yards and four touchdowns  — also in the first half.

Mitchell had scoring catches of 25, 8, 80 and 42 yards. His long score of the night was on a screen pass catch-and-run, aided and abetted by blockers Travis Clark and Josh Pendleton.

The Vikings (3-1, 1-0) had a  42-yard TD reception by tight end Austin McReynolds  called back on a holding flag.

Henley hit Travis Clark with a 42-yard scoring stroke in the first quarter. Jamil Daggs added Tennessee High’s only rushing score of the first half, blasting off for a 42-yard touchdown run.

 The second half wrapped up quickly on a continuous clock. Sir Shuff capped scoring for Tennessee High with a 3-yard scoring run in the third quarter.

The Cougars (2-2, 0-2) got a great night from kicker Jordan Edwards, whose 30-yard field goal in the second quarter was Central’s lone score.

Edwards punted for an average of 36.3 yards per boot, the average skewed by a 13-yarder he shanked while hurried by Vikings pressure

In the first quarter, Edwards got the Cougars out of poor field position with monster punts of 38, 57 and 44 yards. But the Vikings answered with big scoring  plays to nullify every one.

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