|Published: 8:55 AM, 10/03/2012
Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The Sequoyah Chiefs have a chance to
become 6-1 for the first time since their historic 1999 campaign. The
Scott County Highlanders stand in the way of that feat, but this
isn't the 2011 team. No, that team handed a crushing overtime loss
to Sequoyah 14-7. Things will undoubtedly be different in 2012.
A home advantage couldn't hurt the
Chief's chances, though more people would have to show up for that
to be a factor. The big difference that will make the outcome change
is the versatility of the Chiefs.
Last year as the Chiefs were preparing
for the second half of the season and a potential playoff run, the
team was a little shallow on the depth chart. After the emergences of
players like Alex Stakely, Luke Knott, and Ben Hall to name a few,
the Chiefs have more players playing big time roles.
With Sequoyah's dominant passing game
and potent running attack they have more than enough on offense to
win. Garret Dalton alone racked up 216 yards of total offense just
last week. The defense can now score as the Chiefs have scored three
defensive touchdowns and even had two on special teams in the game
Scott County is going to have their
hands full on Friday. Look for another big Sequoyah win. In all of
the Chiefs' five victories, scoring 40 seems to be the common
factor. When Bill Satterfield's team does that they are 5-0. When
the Chiefs score below 40, which they did against Lenoir City, they
lose. Momentum will be big, winding down the season.
With tough road
games against Loudon and Polk County looming, the Chiefs need a big
win at home. The game will be broadcast
on 1250 WRKQ and online at WRKQ.NET at 7:15 p.m. The Sequoyah Chiefs have
now moved into the number two spot in the East Tennessee Sports Writers
Poll in 4A, just behind 5-1 Fulton High School.
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