Jaylond Woods leaps to make an interception, but the play is eventually broken up by receiver,
turned defender Garret Dalton.
|Published: 9:58 AM, 09/10/2012
Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Two men, who will forever be remembered
in the Sequoyah community, were honored Friday night.
Lcpl. Marine Frankie Watson and longtime sports writer and mailman,
the late John Howard Taylor were paid homage too at the game.
Watson's #7 jersey was retired and his story and pictures will be
in our Wednesday edition.
The action on the field was nothing
compared to the ceremonies. Sequoyah scored on the opening drive of
the contest, but never could retain the lead, as they lost 38-13.
This game was really a barometer for
both teams. Lenoir City came in with a 2-0 record and a number four
ranking in 5A by the Tennessee AP poll.
In the Chiefs first possession there
were two penalties. That set the tone for what was to come, but you
wouldn't now it because of what happened next. Rueben Abernathy
split three Panther defenders, whilst juggling the football.
Abernathy quickly found a grasp on the dart thrown by Brett King and
took it 85 yards to the house. Chiefs led 7-0.
From that point the Panthers would
outscore the Chiefs 38-6.
The Panthers responding drive netted
them in field goal range, and Dakota Vincil brought us to 7-3.
King's screen pass was intercepted by Jake Noah two plays later.
Jordan Hall marched into the end-zone and made the score 10-7.
Hall then threw a beautiful fade from
the right hash line to the left corner of the end-zone where a
leaping Jaylond Woods could be found. Panthers on top
17-7 in the second quarter. The Chiefs really struggled to find any
offensive consistency. The Panthers' pounced on the overworked
Sequoyah committed four turnovers
which proved to be costly. A touchdown on the ground and through the
air for the Panthers made the score 31-7 at the half. The last score
was solid slant strike to Ryan Weaver.
A combination of bad breaks, and
miscues led to a tough loss against a good team. Sequoyah was only
out scored 7-6 in the second half after a Drew Carson TD run and a
Ryan Weaver interception return for a score. Abernathy led the way on
offense for the Chiefs with 6 catches and well over 100 yards
recieving. Evan Torbett had some nice grabs as well.
Defensively the Chiefs were just on the
field entirely too much. Thomas Spradlin, Blake Huffman, and Forrest
McKane were just some of the standouts on defense. Ben Hall also had
a sack, while Matt Gletty had an acrobatic pass break up.
It should be noted that just before the
half there was an injury to a Chiefs defender. K.C. Deherrera was
attempting to stop Woods but wound up on the bottom of the pile. He
was carted off but waved to the crowd upon leaving.
All in all a tough night for the Chiefs
football team. They'll take their 3-1 record into Homecoming night
against Cumberland County.
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