Sullivan South wide receiver Josh Booker (5) makes a one-handed catch in front of Sullivan North defender Nick Copas (11) during Friday night's game in Kingsport. (Times-News photo by Jonathan McCoy)
KINGSPORT — Dylan Wieger tied a school record by throwing five touchdown passes and Sullivan South’s defense pitched another shutout in a 43-0 Three Rivers Conference win over Sullivan North on Friday night.
The Rebels (8-0, 4-0), who held North (5-4, 3-2) to 137 yards of offense, have yet to allow a point in Three Rivers play this season.
Josh Booker caught three passes for 127 yards, and three went for touchdowns. Evan Headrick and Will Blair each caught a 68-yard TD pass from Wieger, who completed 11 of 19 throws for 310 yards. Wieger also ran for 81 yards on 13 carries.
The Rebels overcame a rocky first half to beat the physical Golden Raiders. South fumbled away the ball three times in the first half, leaving the door open for North to get back into the game after falling behind 21-0.
But the Raiders played just as fast and loose with the pigskin in the first half as the Rebels did, turning over the ball four times before halftime. North also had a tough time getting its vaunted running game going and finished with just 126 yards rushing on 45 carries.
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