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Tribe trumps Vikings in seesaw Big 7 clash

October 11th, 2013 10:42 pm by Dave Ongie

Tribe trumps Vikings in seesaw Big 7 clash

Dobyns-Bennett's Zach Casey (35) tries to shake off a Tennessee High defender during Friday night's game in Kingsport. (Jonathan McCoy photo)

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KINGSPORT — For the second week in a row, Tennessee High stood toe to toe with a Big 7 Conference heavyweight only to be done in by a missed extra point.

Dobyns-Bennett got another clutch fourth-quarter performance out of quarterback Josh Holt to salvage a 28-27 victory over the Vikings on homecoming Friday night at J. Fred Johnson Stadium.

Kauhlil King barged into the end zone from 7 yards out with 2:02 remaining in the contest to give the Vikings a 27-21 lead over D-B. But as the Tribe got the ball, a missed extra point loomed large.

Holt engineered the two-minute drill to perfection, hitting Caleb Cook in the end zone with 20.5 seconds remaining to tie the game at 27. Moments later, Landon Salyers added the crucial extra point to allow the Indians to escape a potential upset bid in league play for the second week in a row.

Holt was 6-for-6 through the air on the final drive and finished the game with 186 yards passing. The Tribe finished with 494 yards of total offense.

Zach Casey returned from an ankle injury and led D-B with 159 yards rushing on 16 carries with two touchdowns. But Casey went down again in the third quarter and left the game. 

D-B coach Graham Clark said after the game that Casey’s availability for next week’s game is not yet known.

King led Tennessee High with 140 yards rushing on 20 carries with two TDs. Vikings quarterback Peyton Henley threw for a score and ran for another.

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