Mason Polier scored twice, Aaron Stidham added another touchdown and Union pounded out 357 rushing yards in Saturday’s 21-0 victory over John Battle in the Region 2D playoffs.
QB Easton Harrell rushed for three TDs and threw for another to lead the Trailblazers (9-2) into the second round of the TSSAA Class 5A playoffs next week at Knox Central.
The Patriots rode the arm and legs of quarterback Dylan White and turned three Golden Raiders turnovers into points en route to the win.
So efficient were the defending state champion Greene Devils that they scored on every offensive possession.
In a game played on a waterlogged field and marred by penalties, Grainger earned a hard-fought 36-26 Region 1-4A victory over determined Sullivan East on Friday night.
There were plenty of nerves to go around inside Sullivan North’s Thunder Valley on Friday night. And it wasn’t just among the Homecoming Court.
Boone quarterback Easton Harrell ran for a touchdown and passed for two more, and running back Charlie Cole galloped for 160 yards on 11 carries and scored three times to lead Boone to a lop-sided victory.
Sullivan South quarterback Luke Pollack piled up 199 yards rushing on 25 carries, and scored on runs of 18 and 6 yards.
Sullivan South quarterback Luke Pollack ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more to lift the Rebels over Grainger in the Region 1-4A opener for both football teams.
After enduring an uncharacteristic 4-7 record last season, Richlands blew past Gate City 42-7 on Friday at Legion Field in the regular-season opener for both teams.