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Stansberry's big game leads Eastside to victory

From staff reports • Sep 28, 2019 at 12:30 PM

LEBANON — Eastside quarterback Will Stansberry had himself a day on Friday night.

Stansberry went 9-for-13 for 242 yards with two third-quarter touchdowns and rushed for 28 yards to lead the Spartans to a 28-14 victory over Lebanon.

Eastside also scored twice in the second quarter, getting TD runs from Bryson Sheppard and Ethan Hill.

Grayson Whited caught six Stansberry passes for 210 yards and the two TDs, also rushing seven times for 46 yards.

Casey White threw for 66 yards and ran for 72 and a TD for the Pioneers. Logan Smith had eight carries for 93 yards and a TD, and Fisher Martin rushed nine times for 70 yards and a score.

The Spartans had 371 total offensive yards to the Pioneers’ 318.

Evan Bellamy piled up 13 tackles — six solo — with a sack to lead the Eastside defense. Sheppard made eight tackles and Whited had seven.


SNEEDVILLE — Mason Elliott completed 7 of 9 passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns — including an 88-yarder to Christian Hinkle in the first quarter — and scored a rushing touchdown to help the Titans outslug the Indians.

All of Elliott’s TD tosses went to Hinkle, who finished with 144 receiving yards on five catches — an average of nearly 29 yards per reception. Hinkle’s other scoring catches went for 17 and 25 yards.

Corbin Kilgore did his part to make Twin Springs come out on top by carrying the ball 30 times for 185 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Horne had the game’s first score, a 4-yard run in the first quarter, and also amassed 10 tackles while playing defense for the Titans.

Conner Gilmer matched Horne’s tackle total and added a sack.


CLINCHPORT — A 21-point second quarter propelled the Blue Devils to the Cumberland District road win.

Chandler Dudley ran for an 8-yard touchdown, 76 yards rushing and a pair of 2-point conversions for Castlewood, which had 287 yards of total offense to 124 for the Eagles. The Blue Devils’ Jeremiah Allen opened the scoring with a 15-yard TD run and finished with 11 carries for a game-high 88 yards.

Castlewood overcome 12 penalties stepped off for 105 yards.

Mason Hardin scored from 2 yards out in the fourth quarter for Rye Cove. He completed 3 of 6 passes for 33 yards and ran for 42 more.


BEN HUR — The Wolfpack scored 34 points in the first half of this Mountain 7 District rout.

Ridgeview gashed the Generals for 379 rushing yards on its way to 487 total on homecoming night at The Ridge.

Trenton Adkins rushed 12 times for 231 yards and three touchdowns — including an 80-yarder in the first quarter — and Brandon Beavers had four receptions for 81 yards and two scores. Nick Phillips threw for three TDs in all, the third a 28-yarder to Timothy Hess.

Kanin Lewis and Cannon Hill also had rushing TDs for Ridgeview, which has a bye next week.


HONAKER — The Tigers exploded for 22 points in the second quarter and finished the rout with a stunning 452 yards on the ground.

Trevor Dye toted the rock 23 times for 260 yards and four touchdowns and Dylan Casey had 13 carries for 83 yards and two scores.

The Golden Wave played two quarterbacks, with Austin Vance going 3-for-7 for 109 yards and a TD and Blake Meadows finishing 4-for-8 for 82 yards and a score.

Graham’s Ian Scammell led all rushers with 98 yards and a TD on 14 carries. Jake McCoy added 63 yards and a TD on five carries.


BRISTOL, Tenn. — Tennessee High used a 28-3 run through the first three quarters to dismantle the Falcons.

The Vikings put up 256 total yards, passing for 198 and rushing for 58, and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a score.

Martin Lucas rushed for 120 yards on 22 attempts for Abingdon. Jadon Boothe hit 8 of 11 passes for 67 yards with a touchdown toss to Peyton McClanahan, and Graham Griffith kicked a 35-yard field goal.


BLUFF CITY — Kody Lewis rushed for 268 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries, ushering the Blue Devils to a come-from-behind victory over the Patriots.

Sullivan East took leads of 8-0 and 15-7 before a 27-yard Lewis score and Miguel Vasquez’s point-after kick pulled Unicoi County within a point at halftime.

Lewis broke a 66-yard run to set up his 1-yard touchdown that put the Devils in front. Before the third quarter was through, he went 88 yards to the end zone to make it a 28-15 game.

East battled back with a 19-yard TD run by quarterback Dylan White before moving the ball back into Blue Devils territory. With 3:03 to play, however, Broke Thompson broke up a pass that Michael Harrington intercepted near the 30-yard line.

From there, Blue Devils were able to run out the clock.

Eric Hare opened the Patriots’ scoring with a 10-yard run. After Diego Diaz posted a 2-yard touchdown for the Blue Devils, White scored from a yard away.


KNOXVILLE — The Fighting Irish (3-2) struck early, hard and often in the out-of-region rout of the Hilltoppers (2-4).

Malik Bowman carried 22 times for 108 yards for Science Hill. He also added three catches for 69 yards.

Catholic’s Kaden Martin, son of former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin, hit three beautifully thrown bombs for first-half touchdowns. In less than two quarters of action, they younger Martin connected on 7 of 10 passes for 231 yards. Martin finished 8-of-13 for 241 yards.

The Hilltoppers made three field goals, including a 48-yard boot by backup kicker Connor Rutledge in the fourth quarter. That tied a school record set by Scott Carnes in 1984.


ELIZABETHTON — The Warriors piled up 374 yards of offense in the shutout win.

Eli Ayers connected on 11 of 14 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns. Will Tittle was his favorite target, hauling in four catches for 87 yards including a 37-yard touchdown. Cameron Sloane had an 8-yard touchdown catch and recovered a fumble on defense.

Jordan Campbell had nine rushes for 96 yards and Matthew Bahn had four rushes for 89 yards and two touchdowns.

Andrew Little had an interception for the Warriors, who held Unaka to minus-12 rushing and 15 yards of total offense.


HAMPTON — The Bulldogs cut loose for 37 points in the second quarter, turning a scoreless game into a rout..

Aiden Vines had touchdown runs of 21 and 4 yards, and Macon Barden and Isaiah Greenwell had scores covering 14 and 29 yards. Conor Jones threw a pair of touchdown passes, one for 22 yards to Caleb Oaks and a 5-yarder to his brother Jonah Jones.

Samuel Mann scored on a 5-yard run for Johnson County.

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