Covington sweeps away D’burg

Covington sweeps away D’burg
By MIKE HUTCHENS
Messenger Sports Editor
Not every team with the opportunity exacted revenge in Round 1 of the playoffs.
Johnston White’s 14-yard touchdown run with less than a minute remaining lifted third-ranked Covington to a 21-14 Class 4A victory over Dyersburg Friday.
The second-seeded Chargers had beaten No. 7 D’burg 21-8 back in Week 2 of the regular season and kept their season alive when White — who rushed for 179 yards in all — hit paydirt with the game-winner after the Trojans had rallied from 14 points down to tie the game.
Covington (9-2) will be faced with the same challenge this week when it hosts sixth-seeded and No. 6 ranked Obion Central (9-2) in another rematch of a regular season game with repeat-or-revenge implications.
The Chargers outgunned OC 50-36 in Week 8.
In other Round 1 postseason results from Friday:
CLASS 3A
Milan 52, South Gibson 7
Caleb Powell threw two touchdown passes to Taran Coleman and another to Kevius Finch and the second-ranked Bulldogs beat neighboring SG for the second time this year — this one in convincing fashion.
Milan (10-1) had beaten the Hornets — in their first full varsity season — 38-19 during a regular game in which they actually trailed at the half.
The rematch was no contest, though, as the Bulldogs raced to leads of 21-0 after one quarter and 38-0 at halftime.
Arkel Coleman ran for 96 yards and touchdowns on two of his three carries for Milan.
South Gibson closes its inaugural season with a 6-5 mark.
Westview 17, Camden 7
Collins Alexander ran for 141 yards and a touchdown and pair of Zack Austin interceptions led to 10 first-quarter points for the Chargers, who beat Camden for the second time this year with their fourth straight victory.
Westview (7-4) will get a shot at payback for a 16-7 regular season loss to second-ranked Milan with a rematch in Round 2.
CLASS 2A
Dresden 35, McKenzie 7
Gatlin Hatchel tossed two TD passes to Colin Kanehl and ran for a third score as the Lions (9-2) avenged a 20-7 regular season loss to McKenzie with a resounding triumph.
Kanehl also had a hand in a third Dresden touchdown, running 46 yards to paydirt in the fourth quarter.
The Lion defense forced four McKenzie turnovers.
The Rebels finished the year at 6-5.
Published in The Messenger 11.7.11

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