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Trousdale, Smith Co., Gordonsville advance
Nov 06, 2006 12:00 am
HARTSVILLE — Trousdale County's defense clamped down on Lookout Valley's strong ground attack while a plethora of players scored as the defending state champions won the first-round battle of Yellow Jackets 38-6 Friday at the Creekbank.
Lookout's Chas Scruggs led the Chattanooga area with 2,023 rushing yards this season. He was held to 88 yards on 22 carries as Trousdale linebacker Michael Ring led the defense with eight tackles.
Trousdale will travel to Chattanooga next week with a 7-4 record to take on 11-0 Temple, which eliminated Monterey 51-14. Lookout Valley's season is over at 8-3.
Senior receiver Blake Satterfield got the scoring started with a 77-yard touchdown catch from John Scruggs midway through the first quarter. Wingback Creigh Hall doubled the lead with a 3-yard scoring run late in the period.
Freshman tailback Tacola Seay scored on a 3-yard run midway through the second quarter. Jared White, who hit all five of his extra points, booted a 33-yard field goal with just over three minutes left in the half.
Fullback Josh Henderson scored for Lookout Valley on a 3-yard run in the final minute of the first half to bring the visitors within 24-6 by the break.
Satterfield scored on a 5-yard run and Ring on a 14-yarder in the third quarter.
Owls find way to second round behind Sanders
CARTHAGE — Whether by land or by air, Patrick Sanders found the end zone often – five times to be exact – Friday night to lead Smith County to a 49-7 bludgeoning of Bledsoe County in the TSSAA Class 2A playoffs Friday.
Sanders scored on option keepers of 4, 14 and 46 yards as he finished with a net total of 36 yards on nine carries. He completed 10 of 17 passes for 189 yards with scores of 32 yards to Tez Hembree and 20 to Jacob Bass in the second quarter as the Owls moved into the second round with a 9-2 record.
Smith County will travel to Chattanooga next week to take on Boyd-Buchanan, a 57-27 winner over Upperman.
Tailback Jonathan Evans rushed for 110 yards on 13 carries, including a 43-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter. Cody Rich racked up a 30-yard scoring run late in the third period.
Fullback Sam Davis erased the shutout with a 1-yard run for Bledsoe County late as the Warriors ended a 5-6 season.
Gordonsville rumbles past South Pitt
SOUTH PITTSBURG — Facing a South Pittsburg team which was undefeated until late in the season and thought by at least a few to be the top team in Class 1A, Gordonsville ran the ball at will and stuffed the Pirates' offense in a 41-14 first-round knockout Friday night.
The Tigers accumulated 301 of their 380 yards on the ground as Travis Alexander rushed for 136 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries and quarterback Justin Smith 100 and a score on 13 totes. Smith also passed for another TD.
Gordonsville's defense held South Pittsburg to 140 yards total offense.
The Tigers will bring an 8-3 record to undefeated Friendship Christian next Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. South Pittsburg, which drew a few first-place votes in challenging FCS for No. 1 in the Associated Press Class A poll until a late-season loss to Temple, is finished for the year at 9-2.
Smith scored on a 9-yard run and Alexander on a 20-yard scamper for a 13-0 first-quarter lead.
Robert Robinson brought South Pittsburg within 13-7 on a 1-yard run just over three minutes into the second quarter.
But Smith snatched momentum away less than a minute-and-a-half later with a 41-yard scoring strike to David Scudder. Alexander's two-point run opened a 21-7 halftime lead.
Alexander's 40-yard run and Jordan Davis' 9-yard scamper made it 34-7 going into the fourth quarter. Alexander capped Gordonsville's scoring with a 3-yard run early in the fourth.
David Jones got a late South Pitt touchdown on a 6-yard run in the closing minutes.