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Longhorns move to 9-0 with victory over Highlanders

Johnson City Press • Updated Oct 21, 2017 at 12:15 AM

MOUNTAIN CITY — Nathan Arnold completed 12 of 18 passes for 142 yards and a touchdown as Johnson County defeated Cloudland 30-16 Friday night in a non-conference high school football game at McEwen Stadium.

Nathan Lane stood out on defense, and the Longhorns stayed undefeated at 9-0.

Arnold also rushed nine times for 50 yards.

On the other side of the ball, Lane had 12 tackles, an interception, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble.

The Longhorns led by just four points at halftime as Cloudland scored on the final play to make it 20-16. Malachi Benfield hit Triston Lacy with a 23-yard scoring strike.

However, Johnson County got a 2-yard scoring run from Gage Hampton in the third quarter. It was Hampton’s second touchdown of the game.

Tyrone McFadden closed out the scoring with a 28-yard field goal.

Hayden Osborne (11 tackles, 2 for loss, sack) and Tyler Norris (10 tackles, blocked punt) also had good defensive efforts. Shane Greer added five catches for 62 yards and a score.

Happy Valley 33

West Greene 7

MOSHEIM — Brayden Sams had four touchdowns and Happy Valley got back on the winning track with a 33-7 romp over West Greene on Friday night at Sauceman Field.

Sams scored on touchdown runs of 2, 15, 5 and 1 yards. He finished with 11 carries for 89 yards, and completed 4 of 6 passes for 36 yards. Dakota Cochran was the Warriors’ leading rusher with 14 carries for 117 yards.

Will Tittle had a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown to give Happy Valley a 20-0 lead before the half. Also for the Warrior defense, Luke Phillips had an interception and Cameron Sloan came up with a fumble recovery.

Greeneville 42

Grainger 0

GREENEVILLE — Cade Ballard went 19-of-21 passing for 297 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Greene Devils over the Grizzlies.

Dorien Goddard had team highs with 10 catches for 171 receiving yards including a 51-yard play. He had three touchdown grabs. Cameron Hite had five catches for 87 yards and a touchdown.

Ty Youngblood had Greeneville’s first score on a rushing touchdown, while Jaevon Gillespie had four catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. Jacob Bunch led Grainger with 23 rushes for 83 yards.

Sullivan North 45

Sullivan East 7

BLUFF CITY — Dylan White had 106 passing yards, including nine-yard touchdown throw to Ethan Whitley in the Patriots’ loss.

Corbin Patrick led East with 50 rushing yards, but the Patriots gave up five scoring plays of more than 20 yards, including an 80-yard kickoff return and a 99-yard punt return.

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