Cookeville 36 – Blackman 49
The Cavs showed fight, but ultimately dropped their seventh straight game in a shootout against the Blaze.
The two offenses traded scores throughout the first half. Junior quarterback Mace Thomsen left the game with an apparent injury in the second quarterback. Freshman Blake Owen threw a touchdown pass to Donovan Sullivan to tie the game at 29 at halftime, but the Blaze rattled off 20 unanswered points to secure the win.
Jaden Baker rushed for 89 yards on nine carries. Jourdyn Burruss rushed for 72 yard and a touchdown on eight carries. Waylon Whited rushed for 81 yards on nine carries. Owen rushed and threw for a touchdown.
The Cavs (1-8, 0-3) will close out their season Thursday night on the road against Shelbyville.
Monterey 21 – Bledsoe County 28
The Wildcats dropped their third straight game in a narrow defeat in Pikeville.
The loss complicated the Wildcats’ hope of ending the season in the top-two of Region 2/2A. They will now need a win over Wartburg and Rockwood loss against York to earn a home playoff game.
The Wildcats will host Wartburg on Friday night.
White County 34 – Hunters Lane 9
The Warriors snapped their losing streak with a convincing road win to earn their first region win since 2014.
The Warriors (4-5, 1-5) will wrap up their season Friday when they host Sequatchie County.
Walker Valley 14 – Upperman 28
The Bees scored 28 unanswered points as they rallied back to knock off the Mustangs in the High School Football Game of the Week.
“I think a win like that against a good team can serve us really well going forward,” said UHS head coach Adam Caine. “They did a good job.”
The Bees moved the ball on all three of their first half possessions, but could not find the end zone as they trailed 14-0 at halftime.
Senior quarterback Ty Dutchess rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two more to Daniel Metzgar to propel the Bees (8-1, 4-0) to the victory.
“It was exciting to see them regroup… and try to play football as a team,” said Caine.
The Bees will finish the regular season when they host Livingston on Friday night.
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