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Boone starts fast, holds on late to beat M-East

From staff reports • Oct 5, 2019 at 12:30 PM

MORRISTOWN — Daniel Boone jumped out to a three-touchdown lead in the first half and held on for a 28-21 win over Morristown East on Friday night at Burke-Toney Stadium.

Kaleb Worley and Phillip Page connected on two passing touchdowns in the second quarter.

Brennan Blair scored on a 2-yard run on the Trailblazers’ opening possession. Boone added to the lead early in the second quarter on a 35-yard TD pass from Worley to Page.

Devon White powered in for another Boone score and a 21-0 lead. Morristown East came back with a 65-yard TD pass play from Junior Henson to Austin Williams before Worley and Page responded with another score and a 28-7 Boone lead at the half.

Henson added two TD tosses in the second half, including one to Braxton Dalton with 3:42 remaining, and the ’Blazers held on for the win.

GREENEVILLE 70, SULLIVAN CENTRAL 6

BLOUNTVILLE — The Greene Devils rang up 35 points in the first quarter in the emphatic Region 1-4A win.

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Drew Gregg was 6-for-12 with 84 yards and two scores for Greeneville. Blayne Ferguson ran for 74 yards on six attempts and two scores.

Greeneville had 331 yards total offense with 223 of it on the ground.

The Cougars fumbled three times but lost just one. They scored late in the third quarter when Will Nottingham hit Bryson Crabtree on a 57-yard touchdown pass.

TENNESSEE HIGH 42, VOLUNTEER 7

CHURCH HILL — The Vikings scored 35 points in the first quarter of this Region 1-5A game.

Cole McBrayer had three touchdowns in the opening period, all to different receivers. Reece Proffitt, Trevor Dowdell and Isaiah Smith each had a touchdown catch.

Levonn Montgomery and Dominik Daggs rushed for TDs for Tennessee High.

The Falcons’ Eli Dorton hauled in a 75-yard touchdown reception from Garrison Barrett late in the game.

CHEROKEE 33, COCKE COUNTY 26

NEWPORT — Collin Trent completed all seven of his passes for 87 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score and 28 yards.

Trent Price had a big day on the ground as well, finishing with 16 carries for 110 yards and a touchdown.

Jonas Leeper snared five catches for 63 yards with two touchdowns, also running for a score in the Region 1-5A win.

FARRAGUT 35, SCIENCE HILL 25

KNOXVILLE — Mistakes, turnovers and a blocked punt proved costly to the Hilltoppers (2-5, 2-1), who fell out of first place in Region 1-6A with the loss to the Admirals (3-3, 2-0).

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Chris Thomas, back on the field for the first time since the Greeneville game, carried 24 times for 112 yards and caught five passes for 128 yards, including a 62-yard score on which he blasted through a tackle near midfield before outrunning the Farragut defense to the end zone.

Connor Batchelder was 17-of-27 passing for 235 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions for the Hilltoppers. Nicholas Copenhaver intercepted a Farragut pass at the 25-yard line and raced back for the pick-6.

With Science Hill trailing 21-17, Farragut’s Eli Purcell blocked a punt and Dylan Cosey scooped it up for a 12-yard touchdown return.

GRAINGER 38, SULLIVAN EAST 7

RUTLEDGE — The Grizzlies led 20-0 at halftime and pulled away for the Region 1-4A victory at home.

Thor Poe scored on a 15-yard run and Martin Hamelryck booted through the point-after kick in the fourth quarter to allow the Patriots to avoid the shutout.

ELIZABETHTON 31, WILLIAM BLOUNT 17

MARYVILLE — After trailing at the half and being tied at the end of the third quarter, the Cyclones pulled away for the road win.

Elizabethton fumbled on its own 1-yard line, and the Governors took a 17-10 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter. But two interception returns for touchdowns — by Jake Roberts and Deuce Morton — late made the difference for the Cyclones.

Parker Hughes had a 43-yard touchdown reception.Bryson Rollins had passing and rushing TDs, finishing 12-of-17 passing for 164 yards.

ABINGDON 42, WISE CENTRAL 19

ABINGDON — The Falcons (3-3, 3-0) unloaded 21 points in the second half to pull away from the Warriors (3-2, 0-2) in this Mountain 7 game.

Martin Lucas gashed Central for 194 yards and five touchdowns on 21 carries, including a 70-yard run in the third quarter. Jadon Boothe was 8-of-12 passing for 75 yards, connecting with River Carter on a 25-yard TD to open up the scoring for the Falcons.

Jake Johnson had 12 total tackles for Abingdon, including five solo and two for a loss.

C.J. Crabtree scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and Ethan Mullins found paydirt on a quarterback keeper for Central, which trailed only 21-19 at halftime.

PERRY CENTRAL 41, LEE 20

BEN HUR — Perry Central, (Ky.) racked up 466 total yards to roll past the Generals in their interstate matchup. The Commodores used the ground game to get the job done, rushing for 385 yards.

Tanner Laster had 114 all-purpose yards and ran for two touchdowns and Nick Napier ran for 106 yards and a TD on 13 carries for Lee.

Noah Sage recorded six solo tackles, including a sack and two tackles for a loss. Bryce Clark had five solo tackles and an interception, and Richard Love II also made six solo tackles for the Generals.

GEORGE WYTHE 34, GATE CITY 7

WYTHEVILLE — The Maroons used a 27-0 run to pull away and steamroll the Blue Devils in a nondistrict collision.

Michael Calhoun got the Blue Devils on the board, tying the game at 7, but George Wythe proved to be too much down the stretch.

TRINITY ACADEMY 61, ASHEVILLE INDEPENDENT 0

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Titus Brooks accounted for three touchdown passes and John Kollie had 78 special-teams yards, resulting in a pair of scores.

Nathan Hyde contributed 85 rushing yards and Eli Allgood led the Knights with 10 tackles.

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