|LC stuns McKenzie to jumble 7-1A mix |
|Posted: Monday, October 27, 2008 6:47 pm |
|Carlos Young’s 64-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Boyd with 2:15 to play propelled Lake County to a 38-35 upset of eighth-ranked McKenzie Friday night. |
The surprise triumph was the surging Falcons’ fourth straight after they’d lost four in a row, and scrambled the Region 7-1A playoff picture behind league champion Union City.
LC (5-4, 4-2) can clinch the No. 2 spot and homefield advantage in the first round of the playoffs if it beats Greenfield Thursday night and Gleason loses to UC. In that scenario, McKenzie (7-2, 4-2) would finish third and Gleason fourth.
Young was a playmaker in every sense of the word in the Falcons’ win vs. McKenzie.
The versatile quarterback/receiver threw for 190 yards and two scores and also caught four passes for 44 yards and two TDs. He hooked up with Dominic Kimble on an 82-yard pass play on the first snap of the game, was on the receiving end of touchdown passes of five and 21 yards from Sam Hayes and also had a hand in three two-point conversions.
Lake County, which overcame a 21-8 deficit and six turnovers, ended up outgaining the Rebels 425-388 and got 132 yards passing and two scores from Hayes.
Quinton Bowden ran for 179 yards and two TDs for McKenzie. Austin McKinney threw a touchdown pass to John Johnson but also tossed three costly interceptions. The Rebels led 35-24 entering the fourth quarter but gave up a pair of scores and had one of their own called back by a penalty.
In other games of local interest from Week 9 Friday:
TCA 28, Lexington 27 (OT)
The Lions cemented their tag as “cardiac kids,” stopping 3A Lexington on a two-point conversion in overtime to preserve their third one-point victory of the season.
Jabriel Washington threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns — both to Austin Whisitt — and also ran for a third score.
Westview 9, Humboldt 7
Hyuntae Kim kicked field goals of 34, 35 and 26 yards to help the Chargers win a defensive struggle.
Neither team managed as much as 200 total yards offensively.
Quan Campbell ran for 87 yards and H’boldt’s only TD, while J.C. Griggs totaled 82 yards on the ground for Martin.
Henry Co. 42, North Side 3
The second-ranked Patriots (4A) got another magnificent performance from Marsalis Teague to remain unbeaten.
Teague threw for 129 yards and three touchdowns, ran for 119 yards and two TDs and returned a punt 73 yards to have a hand in a sixth score to keep Henry County unbeaten.
One of Tennessee’s most highly-sought-after unsigned seniors, Teague has now amassed nearly 2,000 total yards.
Dyersburg 37, Dyer Co. 28
Xavier Taylor ran for 196 yards and three TDs and Jason Click threw two scoring passes to give the seventh-ranked Trojans bragging rights for Dyer County and a huge Region 7-3A victory.
DC outgained D’burg 429-322, and Toby Cashion ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns and he also had 72 yards receiving.
Covington 31, Ripley 25
The Chargers built a 31-0 lead and then hung on to hand Ripley its fourth straight loss.
Ex-South Fulton player Hunter Harris threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns, one of those an 81-yarder to Benton Wooten. Wooten also had an 11-yard reception.
Greenfield 54, Bruceton 20
Tyler Dunning ran for three TDs, Chase McMullen rushed for 140 yards and Steven Sawyers had two touchdown runs to help the Yellowjackets break a three-game losing streak and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Greenfield (4-5, 3-3) led Bruceton 41-0 at the half and will now turn its attention toward upsetting Lake County in Week 10.
JCS 34, Trenton 0
Cody Jones threw three touchdown passes, ran for a fourth TD and kicked 4-of-5 PATs to lift the Eagles.
Jones completed 21-of-25 passes for 324 yards and ran for another 72 yards.
Will Johnson ran for a touchdown, caught a scoring pass and ended up with 193 all-purpose yards.