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TCA fitted for Region 8-1A crown

TCA fitted for Region 8-1A crown
Josh Lenoir ran for four touchdowns and Jabriel Washington rushed for two more and threw for 163 yards to help Trinity Christian Academy clinch the Region 8-1A championship with a 44-42 shootout victory over Fayette Academy.
The Lions and FA combined for more than 850 yards, each totaling more than 400.
TCA’s win and one by Manassas over Middleton means the Lions will finish first and Manassas second with Fayette Academy and Halls to fill the third and fourth playoff spots from the region in some order. FA or Halls will likely be the first-round postseason of Union City in Week 11.
Lenoir had TD runs of 4, 13, 3 and 33 yards and also kicked a 37-yard field goal in the third quarter. Washington ran for scores of 4 and 13 yards and completed 7-of-14 passes.
The narrow setback ruined a stellar performance by FA quarterback Davis Cocke who threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another.
In other games of local interest from Week 8:
McKenzie 42, West Carroll 0
The eighth-ranked Rebels put up 35 second-quarter points to keep WC as one of five winless rural West Tennessee teams.
Austin McKinney completed 11-of-12 passes for 135 yards and two TDs for McKenzie (7-1, 4-1), which won handily despite losing four fumbles.
The Rebel defense limited West Carroll to just 66 total yards and four first downs.
Gleason 51, Bruceton 7
Zack Wallace, Alex Verdell and Shadow Roney each rushed for more than 100 yards and the Bulldogs (4-4, 3-2) led 45-0 at halftime on their way to their fourth win in five games.
Wallace also had more than 100 receiving yards and scored three touchdowns in all.
Manassas 36, Middleton 8
Terrance Oliver ran three times for TDs and accounted for a fourth score with a 45-yard pass to Chris Madison to lead the Memphians to their seventh win in eight games. The Tigers’ only loss was a one-point setback vs. TCA in Week 2.
Oliver ran for 97 yards and passed for 172.
James King — already with more than 1,000 yards rushing for Manassas — ran for 162 yards and a 32-yard TD.
Dyersburg 42, Crockett Co. 41
The eighth-ranked Trojans sacked CC quarterback Drew Speaker on a two-point conversion try in the third overtime to win a wild Region 7-3A showdown.
Jason Click ran for a one-yard TD on fourth down and Kyle Yomans’ point-after proved to be the ultimate difference for D’burg (7-1, 3-1).
The Cavaliers (6-2, 3-2) scored first on a Speaker touchdown pass and rallied from a 21-7 in the final 10 minutes to force the overtimes with a Darrius Bass 61-yard TD sprint tying things up.
Dyer Co. 24, Ripley 0
The Choctaws scored all their points in the fourth quarter and took a significant step toward the playoffs by blanking fading Ripley.
Peyton Lucas threw for 136 yards and two scores, and the DC defense came up with three turnovers against a Tiger team that has now been outscored 100-3 the past three weeks after starting the year 4-1.
Henry Co. 42, Munford 0
Marsalis Teague had a hand in three touchdowns — two passing and one rushing — and Dominique Allen ran for 138 yards and two scores to help the second-ranked and unbeaten Patriots cruise again in Region 7-4A.
Teague completed 9-of-12 tosses with TD aerials to Lennies McFerren and Skyler Haley that each covered 28 yards.
McFerren also had a rushing touchdown from four yards out.
USJ 22, JCS 21
Will Purcell’s 26-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter lifted the sixth-ranked Bruins to a thrilling victory over their crosstown private school rivals.
Jake Overbey threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns for USJ, which also forced four turnovers defensively.
Will Johnson ran for 109 yards, but had a potential game-winning TD called back via a holding penalty after Purcell’s field goal.
Cody Jones threw for 175 yards and a pair of scores for the Eagles but was intercepted twice.
Humboldt 48, Dresden 8
Quan Campbell ran for three scores and caught a pass for a fourth touchdown to lead the Vikings to a rout of now-0-8 Dresden.

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