High School Football Recap – Week 7

Macon County 14 – Upperman 41

The Upperman Bees earned a convincing win over the Tigers to take sole possession of first place in Region 4/4A.

The Bees pulled away late with several long runs to earn the victory in the High School Football Game of the Week.

β€œThat looked a little bit more like Upperman football,” said UHS head coach Adam Caine. β€œWe were able to establish a run game. I think (Macon County) is good, so it kind of showed when we are able to get to a certain level that we can do some things,”

The Bees offense found a rhythm, scoring on six out of six drives that were not end-of-half situations. Ty Dutchess opened the scoring with a 54-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter, and later added two more. Sophomore Jaxson Rollins rushed for a 63-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and a 77-yard touchdown in the fourth. Terrance Dedmon finished the game off with a 90-yard touchdown rush late in the fourth to move the score to 41-14.

The Bees (6-1, 3-0) outrushed the Tigers 430 yards to 159.

β€œI like to run the ball,” said Caine. β€œThat looked good for us tonight. I hope we can continue to develop that.”

Rollins rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns on six carries. Dedmon rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown on five carries. Dutchess rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries, while completing three passes for 44 yards.

Defensively, Jyron McCellan and Carter Shanks each tallied six tackles while Dutchess had an interception.

The Bees will have a bye week before returning to action October 15 at Dekalb County.


Wilson Central 43 – White County 38

The Warriors dropped their third straight region contest in a hard-fought battle against the Wildcats.

Sparta held a double-digit lead at halftime, but turnovers and a quick response by Wilson Central pushed the Wildcats out in front.

The game ended in controversial fashion, as the Warriors appeared to convert a fourth-down attempt, but the ball was popped from the receivers hands after taking several steps, the official ruled the play incomplete, virtually ending the game.

The Warriors will return to action next Friday in the High School Football Game of the Week against Hillsboro. Pregame coverage will start at 6:50 on the Upper Cumberland Reporter Facebook page.


Cookeville 0 – Alcoa 38

The Cavaliers struggled on the road against the number one ranked 3A team in the state.

The Tornadoes outrushed the Cavs 169 yards to 12 as they controlled the game throughout as Cookeville dropped their fifth straight game.

Mace Thomsen completed 6-9 passes for CHS for 51 yards.

The Cavs will have a bye week before returning to action on October 15 at Coffee County in a region matchup.


Waverly 19 – Monterey 14

The Wildcats fell just short against the eighth-ranked 3A team in the state.

A redzone turnover in the third quarter and a turnover-on-downs on the final drive was the difference as the Wildcats (5-2, 2-0) dropped the non-region matchup.

Monterey will have a bye week before returning to action on October 15 at Oneida for a region matchup.


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