Macon County’s quarterback was too much for host Winfree Bryant as the Tigers prevailed 22-8 Tuesday night.
The Tigers led 16-0 at halftime.
Winfree Bryant had chances, but two lost fumbles and some dropped passes grounded the Aviators’ chances.
Running back Reggie Morris, who led Winfree Bryant with 102 rushing yards, put the Aviators on the board with a 32-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Zion Logue then lined up at fullback and scored the two-point conversion.
Winfree Bryant will bring a 1-2 record into an Aug. 28 home matchup with crosstown rival Walter J. Baird. Kickoff will be at 6:30 p.m.
Gallatin lifts FCS to OT triumph at Goodpasture
MADISON — Ernie Gallatin scored both Friendship Christian touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime as the Commanders opened their season Tuesday with a 14-8 win at Goodpasture.
Gallatin’s overtime score came on a 10-yard run. He had a 15-yarder in regulation.
Cornerback Mac Reeder made the game’s final tackle to stop the Cougars and make Friendship a winner in Ron Jackson’s debut as Commander coach. Jackson, a former Mt. Juliet standout, coached Carroll-Oakland last season.
Friendship will play host to Lipscomb Academy in the Commanders’ home opener at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday at Pirtle Field.
MJ Middle-WJB game moved to Nokes-Lasater
Walter J. Baird’s home football game against Mt. Juliet Middle has been moved to Nokes-Lasater Field to accommodate an expected overflow crowd.
Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday.