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Henry Co. hammers thought-to-be rival

Henry Co. hammers thought-to-be rival
It was the supposed showdown that wasn’t.
Marsalis Teague threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more to lead second-ranked Henry County to a 54-0 mauling of No. 4 Brighton in a highly-anticipated matchup of state-rated Class 4A teams Friday night
The Patriots, unchallenged through seven games now, exploded for 47 first-half points in the victory against what was generally considered their most serious Region 7-4A competition.
Teague threw TD passes of 22 yards to Shontae Sims, one yard to Dominique Allen and three yards to Charles Barnes. He also had scoring scampers of 35 and nine yards. The multi-talented HC quarterback ended up with 103 passing yards on seven completions and 130 rushing yards via 12 carries.
The Cardinals (6-1), playing without injured starting quarterback Kale Jackson (broken collarbone), managed just 65 yards and committed four turnovers.
Jackson had thrown for over 1,000 yards and nine TDs with just three interceptions in Brighton’s first six games.
In other Week 7 games of local interest:
McKenzie 41, Greenfield 0
The ninth-ranked Rebels picked off Ty Smithson four times and Austin McKinney threw for 244 yards and two scores in a Region 7-1A rout of Greenfield.
It was McKenzie’s third shutout of the season.
Richie Clark returned one of Smithson’s interceptions 49 yards for a TD and also caught one of McKinney’s scoring passes. Max Arnold had two picks for the victors and John Johnson the other for the Rebels.
Quinton Bowden ran for two touchdowns in the third quarter to salt the game away for McKenzie (6-1, 3-1).
Lake Co. 46, Bruceton 0
Sam Hayes threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns and the Falcons posted their second consecutive shutout to square their Region 7-1A mark at 2-2.
Patrick Robertson caught a TD pass from both Hayes and Carlos Young and Dominic Kimble caught a scoring pass and ran for another touchdown.
Bruceton, one of two still-winless teams in Region 7-1A teams and among a contingent of six rural West Tennessee teams in all without a victory, managed just 91 total.
Milan 35, JCS 21
The second-ranked Bulldogs remained unbeaten in Class 2A but had to twice rally from seven-point deficits.
Tristian Peoples ran back two kickoffs for touchdowns and also had a key interception to halt an Eagle drive at the Milan five.
Bulldog QB Justin Coleman threw for 223 yards and a TD and also ran for 65 yards and a score.
Cody Jones passed for 379 yards in a losing effort for JCS. Jones threw two touchdown passes to Zach Parker, and Eagle running back Will Johnson had nine receptions for 149 yards.
USJ 34, Westview 7
Jake Overbey threw for 285 yards and three scores and the seventh-ranked Bruins bounced back from their only loss of the season to dominate Martin in Region 8-2A Thursday night game.
Austin Martindale caught two of Overbey’s TD passes and Danny Smigielski had seven receptions for 130 yards as USJ piled up 476 total yards. Westview’s only score came in the second period when Brian West took a QB keeper five yards to paydirt.
Camden 42, Houston Co. 7
Sixth-ranked Camden was on cruise control after taking a 35-0 halftime lead and maintaining its stranglehold on the Region 7-2A lead.
Quarterback Michael Gaskin ran for a touchdown and threw for another and Ross Dudley rushed for pair of TDs.
Devon White eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark with 104 on just 10 carries.
Gibson Co. 47, Dresden 0
Sherrod Johnson bolted 80 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and then went 15 yards for another score to start GC’s rout of the winless Lions, who were shut out for the fifth time in seven games.
Johnson ended up with 102 yards on but five carries.
Haywood 42, Covington 35
Harold Watson had a hand in four Tomcat touchdowns, the last in the second overtime to keep Haywood unbeaten in Region 7-3A.
Watson ran for 87 yards and two TDs and threw for 121 yards and two more scores for the Tomcats (6-2, 4-0).
Former South Fulton QB Hunter Harris had a touchdown passing and another rushing for the Chargers.
Crockett Co. 41, Ripley 3
Darius Bass (184) and Jerry Prewitt (141) combined for 325 rushing yards and five touchdowns to lead the Cavaliers to a Region 7-3A thumping of suddenly-fading Ripley.
Prewitt had three TD runs and Bass two for CC, now 6-1 and 3-1, respectively.
Ripley has now been outscored 76-3 over the past two weeks after starting the year 4-3.

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