Football roundup: Rangers topple Sunbright in season finale

Johnson City Press • Updated Oct 27, 2018 at 12:07 AM

SUNBRIGHT—With John Ramsey passing for two touchdowns and producing a pair of rushing scores, Unaka closed its football season with a 26-8 victory over Sunbright on Friday night.

The Tigers took an 8-0 first-quarter lead before Devon Jarrett sandwiched scoring receptions of 43 and 25 yards around a Ramsey 8-yard scoring run, handing the Rangers an 18-8 advantage.

Daniel Shearl extinguished a Tigers threat with a third-quarter interception. A Jarrett pickoff led to an 11-yard TD run by Ramsey.

After going 1-9 last season, Unaka won two of its final three games in 2018 to finish 3-7.

Cloudland 56

Copper Basin 14

COPPERHILL—Jordan Coffey scampered for four touchdowns as Cloudland romped past Copper Basin.

Triston Lacy added a three-TD performance, scoring twice by land and once on a Malachi Benfield pass.

K.J. Arnold contributed a pair of defensive touchdowns (fumble returns) to help the Highlanders head to the playoffs with an 8-2 record. Cloudland entertains Midway in next Friday’s opening-round contest.

Dobyns-Bennett 22

Jefferson County 13

KINGSPORT—Ian Hicks rushed 22 times for 149 yards and a touchdown to lead the Indians (4-6) to a season-ending victory over the Patriots (4-6).

Keyo Taylor added 65 rushing yards and quarterback Lendon Redwine completed 9 of 18 passes for 124 yards.

The Dobyns-Bennett defense held Jefferson County quarterback Tanner Adkins in check, Adkins hit on just 6 of 23 passes for 72 yards.

Trinity Academy 54

Asheville Gladiators 0

Titus Brooks threw for 201 yards, gained 104 on the ground and collected four total touchdowns (2 passing, 2 rushing).

Going over the 1,000-yard mark for the season, Austin Tedder gained 110 in a three-touchdown performance.

Defensively for Trinity, Eli Allgood recorded 12 tackles (two for a loss), a sack and an interception.


Hampton 49

Cosby 11

COSBY—Alex Hardin authored four touchdown passes in a 7-of-11, 77-yard effort, doing his part to sew up a home playoff game for the Bulldogs.

Haden Birchfield accounted for three scoring receptions and Jonah Jones one.

Hampton had two 100-yard rushers with Lane Potter gaining 155 (9 carries) and Macon Barden 104 (7). Potter, Barden and Morgan Lyons each ran for a TD.

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