Brett King launches a pass in the Chiefs 42-21 win over rival McMinn Central.
|Published: 8:36 AM, 10/03/2012
||Last updated: 8:56 AM, 10/03/2012
Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SEQUOYAH-Alex Stakely hadn't
planned on grabbing three turnovers on Friday night. He seemed to have all the right angles and
opportunites from his linebacker position though. It certainly looked the part, but whether it was
planned or not, the results still stand as Stakely, and the rest of the Sequoyah Chiefs toppled
the visiting McMinn Central Chargers, 42-21.
The Chiefs passing
game was on fire for most of the game but it was the running attack the netted the first points.
Garret Dalton scored one of his three touchdowns on a 72-yard reverse on fourth down. Logan
Mcdonald's first of six extra points was good, and Sequoyah led 7-0. The Chargers roared back with
a Denzelle Boyd touchdown. The game was tied at 7-7.
quarter would drag on though as Sequoyah had 228 total yards in that quarter alone. Forrest McKane
scored on a Brett King screen pass from 8 yards out to make it 14-7. Dalton then scored his second
touchdown on a huge pass play making the score 21-7.
second quarter, the action slowed down very little if any. The Chargers came back again and scored
on a run making the score, 21-14. King, who completed 13-22 passes, found Dalton again for a huge
score. It was 28-14 Chiefs after the score. King scored on a 1-yard sneak for Sequoyah to make the
score at the half 35-14.
McMinn Central didn't quit in the
second half. Boyd scored on another run making the score 35-21. Boyd was very elusive all
But that's when Stakely's turnovers came in to play for
the Chiefs and happened in the biggest moments. His first interception was a miraculous diving
grab, as he flung himself toward the Chief sideline.
big play was a strip and fumble recovery, as Central had converted on fourth down, but as the play
went on Stakely never stopped and ripped the ball out.
and final big play sealed the deal for the Chiefs, as Stakely intercepted a Levi Holly pass and
took it back for the game's final score making it 42-21. Rueben Abernathy made some big fourth down
catches with three receptions for 55 yards on the night.
Abernathy also recovered a fumble for the Chiefs. In addition to those great defensive stats,
Ben Hall, Blake Huffman, Caleb Minor , and McKane were all stout defenders for the Chiefs.
Tthe Chiefs are now 5-1 overall and 2-0 in 5-AA.
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