Science Hill’s Reed Hayes passed for 61 yards and a touchdown as part of a record performance in the East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic football game.
Hayes, one of two quarterbacks playing on the East squad, completed 6-of-11 passes, including a 10-yard pass to Lucas Hamilton of Lenoir City for a score as East defeated West 41-20 on Saturday at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville.
East’s point total was the most scored in the six-year history of the event. The all-time series is tied 3-3. The previous record was 26 points scored by the East in 2007 and 2010.
Signal Mountain’s Reese Phillips, the East’s other QB, was named the offensive MVP, completing 10-of-10 passes for 95 yards and touchdown. Dobyns-Bennett’s Devaun Swafford was the East’s defensive MVP, leading the squad with six solo tackles.
For the West, Al Cobb of Giles County was MVP on the offense, passing 13-for-17 for 149 yards and a TD. Ensworth’s Anthony Batey was MVP on defense with eight solo tackles and two assisted tackles.
Dobyns-Bennett’s Malik Foreman only carried the ball once for a short gain, but caught three passes for 43 yards and returned two kickoffs, both for 26 yards.
Mount Juliet’s Contr McCathern scored two rushing touchdowns for the East, while Hamilton caught both scoring passes. McMinn County’s Kelvin Wells and Maryville’s Trenton Shuler led East’s rushers. Wells ran 15 times for 81 yards and a TD, while Shuler had 14 carries for 49 yards and a TD.
West scored two touchdowns on passes by Cobb and Max Staver of Brentwood Academy. Cobb connected with Huntingdon’s Logan Diebold, while Staver hit Dre Hall of Columbia Central, who led the West with four catches for 101 yards.
Dickson County’s Tavarian Barnett added a rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter. He have five carries for 31 yards. West’s top rusher was Dominique Smith of Fairley with seven tries for 37 yards.
East was coached by Greeneville’s Caine Ballard, while Trousdale County’s Kevin Creasy led the West.