LOUDON--The Sequoyah Chiefs found
themselves down early in the first half at Loudon. It's hard enough to pull out a win deep in the
heart of Redskin country when you're playing well, let alone when you make mistakes. The Chief's
miscues combined with the Redskin's opportunistic big plays, made this game a shootout. Loudon
held on to insure a .500 season, by a score of 41-27.
Sequoyah's offense was slow out of the gate, but Loudon was just the opposite. The Redskin's
scored on the first play of scrimmage with a 62-yard touchdown run by backup quarterback Travis
Brewer, and took a 7-0 lead that they never relinquished. Brewer was only starting because starter
Trent Elliot is still out with a shoulder injury. Loudon didn't miss a beat. Brewer scored again
from 6 yards out and led 14-0 in the first.
A Brett King screen
pass was intercepted by Travis Elliot's one handed grab and taken back for a 50-yard score. The
Redskin's led 21-0 after the extra point from Jacob King.
Sequoyah decided it was through getting whipped. Blake Huffman scored on the fifth drive of
the first half with a 4-yard scamper. Loudon was up 21-7 with eight minutes to play in the second
quarter. Tyler Ferguson recharged Redskin country on the very next play with an electric 92-yard
kickoff return for a score as the lead was back to three scores, 28-7.
After a Chief four and out, Loudon had the ball looking to add to the lead. Alex Stakely
stopped Eric Coffman on third down and the Chiefs got the ball back in Redskin territory after the
punt. Following said punt King made some nice completions to Matt Gletty, who had 4 catches, and
Reuben Abernathy who also had 4 grabs. Those pass plays lead to a 2-yard King sneak, and the
Chiefs were down 28-14 at the half.
Unfortunately for Chief
fans, the second half looked a lot like the first. Ferguson marched down the field and Jake
Mourfield capped off the drive with a 3-yard run. Loudon led 34-14 with ten minutes to go in the
After some smooth passes through the air to
Garret Dalton and Abernathy, Huffman scored from 20 yards out for his second score, and the Chiefs
were within two touchdowns, 34-20 late in the third. That was as close as they would get. Loudon
tacked on another score and Sequoyah had a great 70-yard pass play from King to Austin Lunsford to
end the game at 41-27.
Thomas Spradlin, Caleb Minor, Brian
Tilley, Ben Hall and Luke Knott made play after play, but the Loudon offense was just too much.
The Monroe County Cup will once again go to either Sequoyah or
Sweetwater. Both teams come into next week's game at 6-3 and with a chance at second place in
5-AA. For the third year in a row, the winner will get an automatic berth into the TSSAA playoffs.
It's going to be a good one next Friday. Go ahead and make plans to be at Sequoyah. It should be
quite a show.