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South rallies past Grainger

Johnson City Press • Aug 31, 2018 at 11:35 PM

KINGSPORT — Sullivan South quarterback Luke Pollack ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more as the Rebels rallied to beat visiting Grainger 34-26 Friday night in the Region 1-4A opener for both teams.

Pollack scored on runs of 9, 57 and 15 yards. He tossed a 34-yard scoring strike to Austin Monds and a 19-yard TD pass to Gavin Parker.

Pollack finished with 178 yards rushing on 21 carries while Grainger quarterback Preston Owens ran the ball 26 times for 158 yards.

Greeneville 69, Union County 0

MAYNARDVILLE — Behind 229 yards and four touchdowns off the passing hand of Cade Ballard, top-ranked Greeneville romped past Union County in Region 1-4A play.

Ballard went 8 of 9 through the air, with his longest completion finding Jaevon Gillespie for a 74-yard score. Dorien Goddard made four catches for 82 yards, including a touchdown, and Garrin Shuffler and Jordan Gillespie added TD grabs.

Morgan Montgomery was the Greene Devils’ top rusher with 90 yards on five attempts. Ty Youngblood ran for a pair of scores, with Mason Gudger (4-61), Blayne Ferguson and Jaden Stevenson each finding the end zone one time apiece.

Greeneville, which led 49-0 at halftime, outgained Union 427-72 from scrimmage.

Mitchell 44, Trinity Academy 25

Trinity’s Austin Tedder had 90 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Titus Brooks passed for 69 yards and ran for a score.

Edward Newcomb, with 34 yards, and Thomas Brown, 33, were the Knights’ top receivers. Austin Tedder contributed an 18-yard TD catch.

Eli Allgood recorded 11 tackles to pace Trinity defensively.

Thursday

Johnson County 43, Chuckey-Doak 23

MOUNTAIN CITY—Nathan Lane totaled four touchdowns, teammate Tyler Norris racked up 22 tackles and Johnson County won a game that featured three kick returns for third-quarter touchdowns.

A total of 30 points were registered in the third quarter, and all in the final 2:23. Johnson County’s Jared Kimble kicked a 30-yard field goal, Trevor Grubb returned the ensuing kickoff for a 94-yard touchdown (Nico Rupke added a PAT), Lane answered by scoring on a 90-yard kick return, the Black Knights’ Evan Murvin scampered 30 yards for a TD, then Zack Eller ran a kick 85 yards to paydirt before catching a Troy Arnold conversion pass for a 30-23 Longhorns advantage.

Norris’ forced fumble and a Curtis Lowe recovery at the C-D 20 ended the Knights’ next possession. That sequence set up an 8-yard touchdown run by Lane, who added an 18-yard rushing score with 7:42 to go.

Arnold (7 of 15, 155 yards, 2 TDs) threw to Lane for a 40-yard touchdown and Eller on a 70-yard score for a 13-0 JCHS lead in the first quarter. Lane amassed 222 all-purpose yards (1-90 KR, 10-89 rushing, 3-43 receiving) while Eller was close behind with 213 (123 return yards, 3-90 receiving).

Norris’ big night from linebacker included a sack. Tyrone McFadden added eight stops.

Chuckey-Doak’s Chris Cutshaw rushed 24 times for 97 yards, with Nick Jennings recording a 30-yard scoring run in a 4-carry, 40-yard effort. Rupke nailed a 31-yard field goal.

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