|Published: 9:22 AM, 08/20/2012
||Last updated: 9:27 AM, 08/20/2012
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The Sequoyah Chiefs made a
statement on Friday night.
That statement was this: 2012 is
going to be a lot different. After a 21-0 win last season at home against Rockwood, the Chiefs
took to the road and handled the Tigers by a score of 41-14.
commitment to the weight room and Jay McDonald's program, have prepared the Chiefs for a strong
season. That was apparent Friday night as they utterly dominated the game. It started in the
first quarter as Drew Carson hit the gas on a 40-yard touchdown run. After Luke Knott recovered a
fumble, Casey Coon had 6-yard run combined with Blake Huffman's 2-point conversion gave the Chiefs
Knott was all over the field, racking up six tackles
to go along with the fumble recovery and the interception. He wasn't the only Chief to star on
defense. Blake Huffman and Brian Tilley picked right up where they left off in 2011. Huffman had
two interceptions, one he returned for a 66-yard score, while Tilley led the team in tackles, as he
did in 2011 with 11 and had an interception, tipped courtesy of Evan Torbett. Forrestt McKane
added a sack late in the game.
Knott's interception led to a King
and Huffman connection for a 40-yard strike. Chiefs were up 21-0 and it was still in the first.
After a 33-yard touchdown pass to Garret Dalton the Chiefs were up 27-0 in the 2nd quarter. Huffman
then picked of Coffer for the 66-yard interception touchdown run.
After the half the Tigers woke up, and scored twice on running plays from Jake Long and Kyron
Inman. The Chiefs proved to be too much in the end as the offense racked up 512 yards of total
offense. Brett King had a field day going 13-17 for 270 yards and three touchdown passes. Two of
those were to Garrett Dalton, who had 9 catches for 182 yards. Not too bad either. The offensive
line knew they would miss Shane Wilburn, who is still getting back to full strength after his ACL
surgery, but they did well on the night allowing just one sack.
The Chiefs will travel to Tellico Plains next week for a big county matchup.
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