By Josh Harwood
It wasn’t so long ago that the John Sevier Warriors were the Big Brother and the Robinson Redskins played the little brother. Even when I was there back in the mid 90’s our win over Sevier ended 9 straight Sevier wins. How things have changed with the dawn of the new century and especially the past 5 years. Robinson secured their 4th win out of 5 years with an ugly, sometimes sloppy game that saw Sevier run out of time with the ball in Robinson territory, falling 16-14.
Both teams struggled through a 1st quarter that saw both teams start off with 2 straight punts a piece and the defense was holding Robinson and Sevier from making any progress into the other’s territory. After forcing Robinson into a 4th and 15 and a punt that was returned to the Redskins’ 43 the Warriors finally struck.
Michael Miller busted through the left side of the Redskins’ defense for 43 yards to jump out on top 7-0. The run was only the 6th positive run for both teams through 11 minutes of the 1st half. Each team seemed to finally break through the 2nd quarter after struggling with 1 first down at that time.
Robinson matched the Sevier score with their own march down the field that was more incremental. King Russell ran the ball for 4 times taking up 30 yards to get the ball down to the 34 of the Warriors’. Cole Maupin hit Evan Mahaffey with just 55 seconds on the clock for a 34 yard pass, that was finished by Bryce Barrett’s 2 point conversion, to make the score 8-7 going into the half.
The 2nd half is when the game got more defensive and sloppy as 44 yards through the 3rd quarter, but the play of the game came at 1:19 left in the 3rd. Michael Nickens came from the left side of the line to block the punt from Miller and Nickens’ scooped up the ball in the end zone for the winning score of the game. The 2 point conversion made it a 2 score game at 16-7 with a quarter to play.
Bryce Barrett made an unbelievable interception at the beginning of the 4th quarter that slowed a drive in the Redskins territory. Bryce went up pulling the pass out of the Sevier’s player’s hands almost for a dual possession, but Barrett had full possession before hitting the ground.
The defense of Sevier continued giving the Redskins fits as they forced a 4th and 20 from the 50 yard line. Jacob Roller had a botched snap that hitting him on the feet, which he took off but was caught 13 yards behind the line of scrimmage giving the Warriors great field position.
The Warriors finally took advantage of the field position at the 35 of Robinson and 5 plays later Jacob Atwell took the QB sneak in for the score to close it to 16-14. Isiah Jayne ran for 32 of the 35 yards on the drive.
Sevier had 1:21 to make something happen and Miller delivered on a perfect onside kick to get the ball back to Sevier and at the 34 of Robinson. Atwell tried on 3 consecutive drop backs but each time could not find the receiver and on a 4th and 12 a fumbled snap ended all hopes for Sevier giving Robinson another win.
Key Players – Sevier: Michael Miller rushed 4 times for 58 yards with 1 TD; Isiah Jayne rushed 11 times for 57 yards. Robinson: King Russell was the main cog on offense rushing 7 times for 40 yards; Cole Maupin threw for 51 yards on 3 for 7 passing. However, the blocked punt by Michael Nickens is the play of the game for ModelCitySports
By Josh Harwood
John Sevier has not had a year to remember as of today. With the talented quintet of Ty Cornett, Michael Miller, Isaiah Jayne, Logan Atwell, and Tyler Arnold big things were hyped up for the Warriors coming into 2012. Standing at 2-4, the Warriors could erase the entirety of let downs with back to back wins over Church Hill then Robinson. Beating Robinson in the City Championship can erase a season of zero wins, but on Tuesday evening the Warriors had a hungry bunch in the Church Hill Panthers to deal with, and they had already topped the 5-1 Redskins. The teams battled down to the wire as Church Hill jumped out to a 6-0 lead, but a botched 2 point conversion was all Sevier needed as they came back for the 7-6 win.
Sevier kicked the ball of to Church Hill to open the game, but after a sack on 3rd and 11 making it 4th and 27 the Panthers punted the ball back to Edward Newcomb and Sevier. Only to have a 3 and out of their own, the Warriors would get good length on a punt from Miller that traveled 45 yards in the air.
Church Hill had no trouble moving the ball into the Sevier end of the field from the 2nd drive on. QB, Luke Dorton ran the ball or threw the ball on 7 of their next 8 plays. 4th and 5 from the 33, Dorton took off on what looked like a bootleg, but ended up throwing the ball over his target giving the ball back to Sevier at the end of the 1st quarter.
Sevier forced into another 3 and out, gave the Panthers great field position after a shanked 10 yard punt, which they took over at the 44 of the Warriors’ end. After a 25 yard run, ‘Mr. Do It All’ Luke Dorton, hit on a pass to Dillon Frazier to move the ball 20 yards down to the 7. Dorton took it from there on a scamper around the edge for the score. However, in what turned out to be the most important miss of the game, Dorton was stuffed by the middle of the Sevier defense on the 2 point conversion making it 6-0.
Sevier took the ball from their 37 yard line with 4 minutes left and drove it down to the 14 in 9 plays. Clock Management got the best of the Warriors as a sack on 2nd and 11 forced Atwell to spike the ball as they had no time-outs remaining. On 4th and 21 from the 25, Dorton threw it up for grabs with no one home to give the ball back to the Panthers to end the half.
The 3rd quarter belonged to the Warriors in time and in points as Miller and Atwell controlled it from the ground, while Atwell hit Newcomb on a drive saving 3rd and long for 17 yards. After consecutive penalties, Atwell scored on a 2 yard dive that had it at 6 all. The play of the game came on the foot of Miller as they set up for the conversion. The Panther went with an all-out blitz, but Miller knocked it dead between the up-rights to give Sevier the lead for good at 7-6 with just under 4 minutes left in the 3rd.
For the 2nd time of 4 drives the Panthers were forced into another Turnover on Downs. Dorton moved the ball down to the Sevier 20 with his legs, but after two failed passes Sevier had the ball back. Sevier had their own trouble with a 3 and out to end the 3rd quarter.
Church Hill went on what would be the game-breaking drive that would take up over 6 minutes. Dilon Frazier and Luke Dorton used up 12 of the 15 play drive that saw them with the ball at Sevier’s 28 and 3:30 on the clock. After being stuffed on a 3rd and 4, Dorton tried to hit Frazier on a crossing route on 4th down that went over his head to end the hopes of Church Hill for a winning season. Sevier got their one first down to end the game and improve to 3-4 overall as Church Hill fail to 3-4 with one week left for both squads.
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Colonial Heights and John Sevier are two of the closer comparitive schools in the Middle-7. Both schools have speed, power, and size; yet if depth is ever a concern both schools would take a step down. John Sevier (2-4) had said problem as power back Ty Cornett went out with what could be a serious wrist injury. Colonial Heights (3-2) pounced on the Warriors after a back and forth first half to get the 28-14 win.
John Sevier looked as good as ever on the first drive of the evening. Using Ty Cornett up the middle and Edward Newcomb on the outside the Warriors ran 6 straight running plays, none under 10 yards, down the Chargers throats for the early score. Logan Atwell put 6 on the board with a 14 yard run off the tackle. Michael Miller kicked the PAT for the quick 7.
Colonial Heights would do the same through the air and on the ground their next drive taking up 3 minutes on 9 plays and 61 yards. Donevin Lane hit Trey Fields on 3 passes to move into Warrior territory. Michael Miller ran it the rest of the way on runs of 34 and a 1 yard scoring run to close the score to 7-6.
Colonial Heights forced Sevier into a 3 and out on the next drive as the defense got to Atwell on 3rd and 7. Miller punted for Sevier and nailed it 55 yards in flight, but it would become touchback as it bounced from the 5 into the end zone.
The Chargers took their advantage and went on a 9 play drive that over lapped into the 2nd quarter. David Vannice combined with Donevin Lane’s rushing drove the ball down to the 1, where Lane would sneak it in for the score and the conversion to take the lead for good at 14-7.
Sevier took over the ball with just over 4 minutes left and drove deep into Sevier’s territory. Isiah Jayne and Edward Newcomb combined for 42 yards of the 62 yard drive over 11 plays that stalled inside the 5. Instead of getting the gaurenteed 3 with the best kicker in middle school, Sevier went for it on 4th and goal from the 7 and tried a sweep with Newcomb and he got close but was halted by 6 Chargers to end the half.
The Chargers got the kickoff to start the half and began where they left off using Vannice on the outside and hitting Fields for quick passes in the flat that pushed the ball to the 1. With 4:26 on the clock in the 3rd quarter Lane used the QB-sneak again for the 20-7 lead.Colonial Heights scored on every drive but the final.
Sevier gave the fans some hope on their first possession of the half as Newcomb and Jayne once again pushed the ball into Charger territory. However, Logan Atwell took over as the ball got to the 25. Atwell used 3 rushes to get the ball into the end zone and made it 20-14 with a quarter to play.
The momentum swung right back to the Chargers on a 65 yard return by Vannice down to the Warriors’ 15. Sevier looked like they were gaining control on 2 straight sacks on 2nd and 3rd, which forced the Chargers ibto a 4th and 16 from the 20. The Lane-Fields connection overcame the 20 yards on a flag route to the right side of the field. The same play was used on the conversion after being forced into a 18 yard try after a taunting penalty on the Chargers.
The scoring was complete at 28-14 with 7 minutes left in the game. Sevier could not get past the 50 on a turnover on downs and Lane took the ball on a 9 play 40 yard drive that ran out the clock. Colonial Heights heads to Unicoi County next week, while Sevier has to play Church Hill in another battle at J. Fred.
By Josh Harwood
Unicoi County Middle came to Kingsport for a battle with John Sevier and jumped all over the Warriors quickly for a early 6-0 lead. The Warriors would have two shots at tying or taking the lead, but both chances fell flat as the Blue Devils ran away with a 30-20 win to go to 4-1 on the season while Sevier falls to 2-3.
Unicoi County elected to receive and give the ball to Nick Fender to take them to the lead. The first drive would take just 4 plays and 56 yards in 3 minutes to make the score 6-0. John Sevier would be forced to punt on their next possession after a false start pushed them into a 4th and 6.
After forcing Unicoi into a 3 and out, the Warriors showed some speed and power behind Isaiah Jayne and Edward Newcomb who converted a 4th down to push it down to the 4 yard line. Newcomb would finish off the touchdown as well as the conversion to give Sevier their one and only lead of the evening in the 2nd quarter at 8-6.
The Blue Devils would struggle with the next kickoff that would be botched into the hands of Jackson Wallace, giving them the ball on Unicoi's 46. The Warriors could not take advantage of the turnover after Logan Atwell had a ball snapped over his head for a 9 yard loss after 2 straight sacks by Jacob Smith.
Michael Howell hit Cameron Higgins on a flag route for 30 yards to move the ball down inside the 10 of Sevier. Higgins would score on a 3 yard run around the right end and duplicate the feat on the 2 point conversion to make it 14-6 with just 49 seconds left in the half.
Sevier would have a huge scoring chance slip through their fingers as Atwell struck Newcomb for a 52 yard catch and run down to the 12, but Warriors head coach Keith Guthrie had used up all of the time outs earlier in the half to blow the oppurtunity with the ball deep in Blue Devil territory.
John Sevier continued their troubles in the 2nd half as Ian Peterson would recover a fumble by the Warriors on a bad option. Unicoi County took advantage of another Sevier miscue by riding Cameron Higgins for three big runs on the next drive to make it 22-8 after another good conversion.
John Sevier finally began to look like the team they have shown flashes of on the next drive. Tyler Arnold and Newcomb would combine for 40 of the 64 yards moving the Warriors down the field helped by two personal fouls on the Blue Devils. Atwell would use a QB sneak to make it 22-14 after a missed two point conversion.
Michael Howell would fumble an odd pitch that showed some confusion on the Blue Devil offense and Jacob Patton jumped on the ball to get the ball back for Sevier and a chance to tie the score. Tyson Cornett would start to show some power on the drive as he carried the ball for 22 yards along with 15 by Jayne to get the score to 22-20 with a shot to tie with a 2 point conversion ahead. However, Atwell would throw it to a wide open receiver, but would be bumped by a teammate running the wrong route.
Unicoi County ended any hope for the Warriors on the next drive with just 4 plays. On a 3rd and 3, Nick Fender would bust through the right side of the line for a 61 yard touchdown to make it 30-20 at 2:25 in the 4th quarter, and the rest would just be filler as the two teams ran out the clock.
Player of the Game: Nick Fender 14 rushes for 162 yards and 4 touchdowns
By Josh Harwood
Photographs by Josh Harwood
T.A Dugger and Sevier took a while figuring each other out. Sevier forced the Cyclones into a lot of mistakes, but many were countered with penalties on their own. Tyler Arnold would come up big for the Warriors in the 2nd half, leading to the only score of the night as the Warriors got the win, 6-0.
Much of the first half was muddled in the middle of the field. Betsy fumbled twice losing it once ad was intercepted twice by Hunter Cagle and Jacob Patton. The Cyclones were also sacked 3 times through out the first 2 quarters.
Sevier had some luck moving the ball, rushing for over 55 yards, but unsuccessfully going for it on 4th down twice and actually only gaining 4 first downs to Betsy's 3.
Elizabethton kicked off the 2nd half with a poorly executed onsides attempt that had no one surprised. Sevier had very little success on their drive as they moved the ball 24 yards before a penalty for holding that would cost the Warriors 15 yards, forcing a punt. Michael Miller would knock a 54 yard punt that surprised everyone leading to the worst field position of the night as T.A. Dugger would start from the 6 yard line.
After a sack ending the drive by Dugger, the Cyclones were bailed out by a roughing the punter which gave them a series of downs again at the 25 yard line. The drive would just last 3 more downs as they would give the ball back to Sevier at the 43 which John Spratlin would return for a touchdown, only to be called back for a holding penalty.
The 4th quarter would start as the Warriors continued their drive even as a 25 yard pass would be called back followed by a 2nd touchdown would be called back. However, 2 plays later Logan Atwell would hit Tyler Arnold with 4:09 left in the 4th for an 18 yard touchdown putting the Warriors up 6-0 after a missed extra point.
The Cyclones would go 1 for 6 the rest of the game including another interception. The Warriors defense would in fact hold the Cyclones to just 32 yards in the 2nd half, not including the penalty yards.
Next Up: Sevier heads to Bristol to take on Vance Next Monday
By Josh Harwood
After 2 years of struggling to keep up with the Robinson Redskins, the John Sevier Warriors finally broke through with a huge win and statement in a 34-12 route. Jacoby Thompson had 2 runs of over 55 yards for scores leading the Warriors to the win and their first City Championship since 2008.
After jumping out to 14-0 lead on a Thompson and Elijah Dunn run, the Redskins made a small run to get back into the swing of things. Eric Lawson connected on a beautiful pass to Brandon Gilliam for a pass from 20 yards out to put the score at 14-6.
Sevier would come out of the locker room and put the game on 23’s shoulders. Thompson would do more than respond as he would take the option sweep 74 yards that cut the spirits of the Redskins in two. Blake Rogers would show his speed with a 64 yard run a series later than put the Warriors up by 20 at 26-6 in the 3rd.
However, the Redskins would show their versatility with a 56 yard Kickoff Return by Noah Anderson to close the score to 26-12, but it would be too little, too late. Thompson would break another 50 yarder for a 34-12 lead and Rogers would pick off Lawson to close the scoring and the game as time ran out on the Redskins and gave the Kingsport championship to Sevier for the first time in 2 years.
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By Josh Harwood
Robinson and Sevier waged their annual regular season battle for Kingsport on Thursday. The two games could not have been more different, with the first coming down to a nail biting 1-0 finish, while the 2nd was an 8-4 hit parade in the Redskins favor. Robinson improved their standing to 10-4, while Sevier falls to 2-14 with both teams looking to next Thursday’s District tournaments.
Ryan Ginty took to the mound for Sevier and would allow only one run, which would come off the bat of Robinsons’ catcher Aaron Lawson, who would drive in Sam Stewart. That would be all the Redskins would need as the Warriors would struggle putting the ball into play.
“That’s how it has been all year,” said Warriors coach Marty Moore. “We lost so many close games because we just can’t get runs across the plate.”
Ginty would allow that one run then the Redskins would be retired on 10 of 11 at bats, 2 strikeouts. Caleb Cook, Chris Cook’s younger sibling, took to the mound for the Redskins and pitched a stellar contest.
“He is actually our no. 3 pitcher and he did pretty well,” said Redskins coach Julius Stokely. “We have been an up and down team and it was good to see our defense play well.”
The 2nd half of the double header would be of different sorts for both teams. The Redskins and Warriors would have to use most of their Pitching staff, at the least the ones available.
Stewart would close things out for the Redskins and would look solid, while allowing some base runners but getting outs when needed. Josh Holt, Aaron Lawson, Palmer Begley, and Cook would provide the power for the Redskins in the middle of the order. The foursome would supply 5 of the 8 runs for Robinson, while Ty Holt would provide a boost near the bottom.
Sevier would take advantage of a small strikezone and some wildness from the Redskins staff scoring their 5 runs on 8 walks in 2 separate innings. They would actually only get 3 hits, but they would put 14 men on base, spelling for Moore’s frustration.
“That has been the story all year,” said Moore, “We get on all night long but can’t get the runs on the board when time counts.”
The Redskins have only lost to 2 different teams during the season, Science Hill and Unicoi. RNR has Colonial Heights next Wednesday then the District tourney will kick off on April 21.
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By Josh Harwood
Vance Middle School was the site for the future of Tri-Cities High School sports and the verdict that came back is – Kingsport and Johnson City sports are in good hands. Science Hill battled John Sevier for the crown on Monday night and won with an overpowering performance from Kalen Wampler for 24 points, who drove the Toppers to a 51-40 win.
A 5 point first quarter followed by a 5 point 2nd quarter put the Warriors with their backs against the wall. John Sevier could never recover from a terrible first half, which included a 12-0 run that put the Toppers up 21-10 at the Half and put the final marking on the wall.
Makale Foreman, John Fulkerson, and Jacoby Thompson supplied most of the scoring for the Warriors combining for 19 points. Fulkerson and Thompson would take home All-Tourney honors.
The closest the Warriors got it post the halftime was during a 8-2 run which closed the score to 26-19 behind some tight pressure defense which supplied 6 unanswered points. The Toppers would answer right back with their own 11-2 run which included a Flagrant Foul that pushed the lead out of reach and pretty much sealed both teams fate.
The two teams showed how close the talent gap was during a frantic second half which saw each team score 30 points and the Toppers actually turn the ball over 12 times to the Warriors 7 times. It was just too little, too late for Sevier. The Warriors would have one last run to cut it to 41-31, but the teams would just trade baskets until the final buzzer at 51-40.
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By Josh Harwood
In the Winner’s Bracket 4 teams faced off on Thursday to decide the fate of the Championship game for the Middle 8 Conference. The John Sevier Warriors faced the Ross N. Robinson Redskins in what would turn out to be the rubber match for the schools. While Sevier would barely get by a talented RNR squad, Science Hill would have little trouble disposing of the Colonial Heights Chargers and moving on to Monday’s Championship.
Sevier and Robinson traded blows much of the first half with neither gaining any open hand in the even series. Robinson had just blown out the Warriors just 10 days ago, so many thought a Science Hill –Robinson show down for the crown was inevitable. However, John Sevier and Jacoby Thompson would have something to say about that.
With Robinson up 18-13 early in the 2nd quarter, Makale Foreman started to fight back with 2 treys – and 8, 2nd quarter points, getting the Warriors right back in the game. If not for 5 points from Palmer Begley the Redskins would have let the Warriors get away. The Redskins would fight back to close in at 28-27 at the half.
No team would separate themselves in any comfortable manner from that point on. However, the Redskins would come out completely flat hitting on just 3 field goals in the 3rd period. Sevier would score 11 points behind John Fulkerson and his 5 points pushing the lead to 4 points at 39-35.
The game would come down to the final intense 3 minutes where Jacoby Thompson would finally light up with 2 – 3s of his own. Logan McDavid and Josh Holt could never get a good rhythm, but Colton Ketron and a timely 3 by Palmer Begley would put the Redskins back on top 46-45. With 2 minutes left, the Redskins couldn’t get the ball in scoring position as the Warriors picked up the defense and John Fulkerson would knock down his free throws. Sevier would score the last 5 points to close the game out at 50-46 in a classic.
Sevier/Robinson Full Stats:
Science Hill uses a balance attack to out gun the Chargers
The Middle ‘Toppers used points from 8 different people to pull away from the 2nd quarter on. The Chargers from Colonial Heights would have the game in their speed with the score at 12-12. That was until they would completely go cold from the field. Evan Headrick would assist Christian Comsa on his way to 8 first quarter points, while Headrick would get 3 of his own.
The Toppers would begin to completely dominate the game from there on as the would run out to a 25-16 score at the half. The Chargers would begin to press from that pint on, hitting on just 3 shots from the field for the next 12 minutes.
With the score at 30-22 and the Chargers slowly getting back in the game, the ‘Toppers would score the next 10 points without an answer to extend the lead to 40-22.
Even Headrick and Josh Booker had no answer as the ‘Toppers would close out the game 41-24. The Chargers would score just 2 points during the 4th quarter, where they would be out-scored 20-2 during the 2nd and 4th periods.
Clark talks to KidsPicture by Josh Harwood for ModelCitySports.com
Everyone thinks of Sevier and Robinson as a battle dominated by the Red and Black. Yet, the 2010 Redskins did not care about history in their history shaking win over Sevier, 50-8.The Redskins used their direct-snap option offense to perfection in a game tilted on the fact that the Warriors could only get out of their end of the field on one occasion. The Redskins would send the 8th graders off to D-B in style as Colton Ketron would lead with 3 touchdowns (1 passing, 2 running).
The game once referred to as the ‘City Championship’ would kick off with Palmer Begley about running it back, but getting caught around mid-field to kick start the Redskin offense. Ketron would hit Logan McDavid on a post pattern for a 41 yard pass. The scoring would come quick and often in the first half as the Redskins would take a fumble by the Warriors and convert it 3 minutes later. Aaron Lawson, along with some help from teammates, would force himself into the end zone on a 10 yd dive up the middle.
The 2nd Quarter would be were the game would be decided. Robinson would dominate the last 7 minutes forcing 3 turnovers and producing a 29-0 lead at one point. Josh Holt would do most of the damage during the quarter with a pass to Bradley Bishop that would be preceded by a 28 yd toss-sweep.
Sevier would finally get on the board before the end of the half with a 2 yd QB keeper by Skylar East. Sevier had trouble getting the ball to their explosive combination of Jacoby Thompson and Alijah Dunn. Ketron and David Chapman would tidy up the score with a perfect 50. Ketron would score on his second run of the night with a 14 yard run after the first one would be called back for blocking in the back. Chapman’s run would be an explosive 33 yard run that had Sevier gasping in more ways than one.
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By: Josh Harwood
It started out with a bad kick off that bounced off bodies of multiple Warriors and into the charging arms of Colonial Heights, that would be the push down the slope that led to a blow-out. The game never got closer, than 0-0, as the Chargers would over power the Warriors with a mix of speed and depth. The Chargers used their spread offense to get their running attack in to space where their speed could shine. Evan Headrick would put on his own one man show gaining over 330 yards of all-purpose yardage at the end of the day.
John Sevier, who has only 22 players to choose from, had problems with fumbles as well as an injury to their highlight reel player, Jacoby Thompson. Thompson went out in the 2nd Quarter and with him went all of the Warriors’ hopes of challenging the Chargers.
The Chargers scored on 4 straight possessions scoring on runs of; 32, 32, 46, and 62 yards. Headrick alone had runs of over 60, 50, 40, and 30 for scores and was the receiver on a pass of 32 yards. 5 Tds is something to marvel at and personally be proud of. You are in lonely company when you start doing the things that Headrick accomplished Tuesday night.
Headrick looks to be the next great running back for the Colonial Heights area (South in particular). With speed on a high school level only his size will be a concern in the future, but it also helps with his agile attributes which make him hard to get a balanced tackle on. Colonial Height’s goal of a shutout was ended with a 65 yard run by Makele Foreman. He would also close out the evening on a 36 yard scamper that made it a more respectable 44-14.
Colonial Heights: Evan Headrick ran 16 times for 244 yards (180 on Tds alone) and 48 yards in receiving and over 50 in return yardage. QB Josh Booker shined when his number was called – though his arm wasn’t needed much. He ended up throwing for more than 120 yards completing on 60 percent of his passes. He threw for 2 Tds, 1 to Chase Fields and the other to Headrick. The Chargers face off with Indian Trail next week which should be a huge game and competitive.
John Sevier: Makele Foreman had 5 rushes for 112 yards. The Warriors suffered with 7 total fumbles and lost 5. The Special teams are a huge area of concern for the Warriors as 3 of those fumbles came on botched returns. The effect of the injury to Jacoby Thompson was unknown at the time of publication. The Warriors head to Vance next Monday.
Picture of Unicoi vs. Sevier By Josh Harwood for ModelCitySports.com
Sevier kept the year long struggle going as Unicoi County came to town and got the win, 8-6. With the difference being only an extra point, Unicoi Country got off the schnide, and into the win column. Mistakes and Yellow flags abound, it was an ugly game with some spectacular moments.
The game kicked off with scores for both sides. Sevier would score on a pass to Clint Cole, for 21 yards. The failed conversion would come back to haunt the Warriors. Unicoi County would score on a HB dive by Will Hubbard who also would convert on a 2 point conversion, leaving the score at 8 to 6 going intohalftime.
Unicoiwould struggle in the 2nd half with penalties – as would Sevier - butthey would be the first to have a 50 yard score brought back. After a 4 and outSevier would have their own TD brought back as Jacoby Thompson would bust one around the left side on a toss-sweep for 50 yards that would be called back on a holding penalty. With a drive filled with holding and flase start penalties Unicoi would get the ball back at the 4 minute mark in the 4th.
Will Hubbard would bust a 35 yard run into Sevier territory to put a nail in the coffin. Sevier’s last shot would come down to a 3rd and 5 for Unicoi, however Luke Francosci would take it up the gut for 8 yards to the Sevier 7. Unicoi would down the ball for the win and seal the game up.
P.S - Sevier heads to JohnsonCity to play RNR for the ‘Battle of Kingsport’ on Thursday. Unicoi County moves on after losses to Science Hill and Church Hill to a 1-2 mark.
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