Oak Ridge 21, Hardin Valley Academy 20
The Oak Ridge Wildcats opened the 2017 season with a 21-20 win over visiting Hardin Valley on Friday night.
The Wildcats led 14-7 at halftime and pushed ahead 21-14 in the third quarter. The Hawks rallied for a late touchdown but missed the extra point. The ensuing onside kick was unsuccessful and the Wildcats hung on for the win.
Senior quarterback Johnny Stewart was 11-15 for 164 yards and two touchdowns.
Sophomore running back Tyrell Romano led Oak Ridge with 46 yards an a touchdown on eight carries.
The Wildcats visit Dobyns-Bennett on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Campbell County 48, Cherokee 20
After falling behind 7-0 the Campbell County Cougars exploded for 34 first half points to put the game out of reach at the break.
Senior Christian England scored on a 36-yard run and then scored on a 50-yard fumble return to give the Cougars a lead they never relinquished.
The Cougars make the trek to Jonesborough to face David Crockett on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Powell 26, Halls 15
The Powell Panthers won the “Battle of Emory Road” on Friday when they traveled to Halls and beat the Red Devils 26-15.
After trailing 7-6 at the half, the Panthers rallied for 12 points in the third quarter and never looked back.
Sophomore quarterback Walker Trusley was 6-20 for 198 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 12 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Jonathan McQueen rushed for 98 yards on 15 yards while sophomore Eli Owens ran for 44 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.
Powell visits Cumberland County on Friday. Kick-off is set for 6:30 p.m. (CST). 7:30 p.m. (EST).
Bledsoe County 28, Oliver Springs 21
Visiting Bledsoe County spoiled the season opener for the Oliver Springs Bobcats, winning 28-21.
The Warriors jumped out to a 21-0 lead but the Bobcats roared back with two touchdowns to trail 21-14 at the half. They managed to tie the game in the third quarter but Bledsoe picked up a fourth quarter touchdown and held on for the win.
Sophomore quarterback Blake Crass was 16-23 for 170 yards and a touchdown. Junior receiver Mason Hill led Oliver Springs with six receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. Freshman Gavin Hill had a key interception for the Bobcats in the second quarter.
Oliver Springs will host Kingston on Friday at 7:30 p.m.