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Few and proud LC moves on

Few and proud LC moves on
Sam Hayes’ two-point conversion pass to Dominic Kimble in overtime lifted Lake County to a wild 42-40 victory over Gleason and a spot in the Class 1A state quarterfinals Friday night.
The Falcons (8-4), winners of seven straight and with fewer than 20 players on the team, avenged a 30-18 regular season loss to Gleason and will now hope to duplicate a 38-35 Week 9 triumph over McKenzie in Round 3 of the postseason this week.
Kimble caught 11 passes from quarterbacks Hayes and Carlos Young for 225 yards, including two touchdowns and a second two-point conversion. Hayes was on the throwing end of both of those scoring plays that covered 65 and 13 yards, respectively.
The multi-talented Young — who split time at receiver and quarterback — threw for 151 yards and ran for another 94. His seven-yard scoring scamper in the OT tied things up at 40 and set the stage for the second Hayes-to-Kimble two-point play of the night.
Alex Verdell ran for four touchdowns for Gleason (7-5), which recorded the first playoff win in school history in Round 1 and narrowly missed on making more history Friday.
Verdell was stopped however, on a two-point conversion play after teammate Zach Wallace had scored his second TD on the first play of overtime to give the Bulldogs a brief 40-34 lead.
Though each team turned the ball over two times, neither was slowed by the nasty weather conditions as LC rolled up 416 yards and Gleason totaled 392.
In other games of local interest from Round 2 Friday:
Milan 17, Westview 14
Rick Moody’s 31-yard field goal with 54 seconds to play lifted the second-ranked and unbeaten Bulldogs to a tougher-than-expected win over Martin in Class 2A.
Milan had romped to a 45-14 victory over the Chargers two weeks ago, but turned the ball over four times in Friday’s rematch.
A pair of J.C. Griggs’ short scoring plunges helped Westview (7-5) rally from a 14-0 first-quarter deficit.
Brian West though, who threw three interceptions that were returned for TDs in the regular season, tossed his only pick of the second meeting to set up Moody’s heroics.
Jobronski Gilbert ran for 121 yards to pace the victors, while Griggs finished his stellar Martin career with 78 yards on the ground.
JCS 21, Huntingdon 14
Cody Jones threw for 208 yards and a touchdown and the Eagles continued their improbable postseason run by winning on the road for the second straight week.
JCS (7-5), which had to win its final two regular season games just to earn a wildcard berth, will now get a second shot at No. 2 Milan after losing to the Bulldogs 35-21 during the regular season.
Logan Perkins caught six Jones passes for 76 yards, including an eight-yarder for a TD.
Kennon Holder, who rushed for a state record 503 yards and six touchdowns last week in Huntingdon’s 63-38 upset of USJ, followed that up with a 188-yard, two-TD effort against the Eagles.
Henry Co. 37, Fairley 7
The No. 2-ranked Patriots spotted Fairley a 7-0 lead, then scored 37 unanswered points to keep their unbeaten season alive in Class 4A.
Marsalis Teague ran for 179 yards and two touchdowns and threw for another 110 yards and a third TD to lead HC.
Lennies McFerren ran for 129 yards and two scores for Henry County, which will play at Melrose in Round 3. The Patriots have defeated the Memphians in each of the last two seasons in the playoffs.
Dyersburg 23, Sheffield 18
Xavier Taylor broke the DHS single-season touchdown record with his 30th TD and the Trojans rallied from a 12-3 deficit.
D’burg (10-2) will now host Mitchell, the team that bounced the Trojans from the postseason a year ago.
Mitchell 27, Haywood 6
Four Tomcat turnovers spelled doom for the Region 7-3A champions.
Cortez Hudson ran for 116 yards and three touchdowns to pace Mitchell.

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