Oak Ridge 49
The Oak Ridge Wildcats used a huge first quarter to easily down region rival Karns on Friday night.
Johnny Stewart opened scoring with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Mitchell with 7:48 remaining in the first quarter. Carson McGhee added the PAT to make it 7-0.
Oak Ridge’s Caleb Martin then scored on a 30-yard run and Kai’Reese Pendergrass added a touchdown on a four-yard yard to push the Wildcats’ advantage to 21-0.
With 5:52 left in the quarter, Stewart scored on a 17-yard run to make it 28-0.
That was the score until the middle of the third quarter, when Karns scored on a 27-yard field field goal.
Oak Ridge answered with a 17-yard touchdown run by Tyrell Romano to go up 35-3.
In the fourth quarter, the Wildcats added touchdowns by Herbert Booker and Jaylen Heyward to make the final 49-3.
Oak Ridge moves to 5-2 overall, 2-0 in Region 3-5A.
They return to action on Oct. 13, when they host Clinton.
Campbell County 49
The Campbell County Cougars proved to be rude hosts as they downed the Powell Panthers 49-13 last Friday evening.
The Cougars led 21-6 at the half but a 21-point explosion in the third quarter put the game well out of reach. Each team added a touchdown in the fourth quarter but it was academic at that point.
For Campbell County, quarterback Zach Rutherford was 23-31 for 316 yards and four touchdowns.
Shawn Marcum had nine receptions for 95 and three touchdowns while Elijah Phillips had five catches for 90 yards and Logan Berry had four catches for 92 yards.
Drew Jordan had four carries for 10 yards and three touchdowns.
Christian England led the Cougars with 58 yards on 11 carries.
Defensively, Gary Seibers led Campbell County with 11 tackles and two sacks.
Bryce Trentham and Drew Jordan had 11 tackles each.
For Powell, quarterback Walker Trusley was 19-31 for 161 yards and two touchdowns.
Bailor Walker had three receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown while Riley Bryant had five catches for 30 yards and a touchdown.
Bryant also led the Panthers with seven tackles.
Hayden Epperson had six tackles while Deuce Shreve, Bailor Walker, and Chris Harvey each recorded five tackles.
The Cougars move to 5-1 overall, 1-1 in Region 3-5A.
Powell falls to 5-2 overall, 2-2 in region action.
Campbell County visits Karns on Friday night while Powell will host Knoxville West.
Both are region games.
Oliver Springs 42
The Oliver Springs Bobcats picked up their first win of the season last Friday night when they beat visiting Harriman 42-14.
The Bobcats got off to a fast start as Mason Hill scored on an eight-yard run and Zach Brooks added the extra point to give them a 7-0 lead with 7:33 remaining in the first quarter.
Hill added another touchdown on a 63-yard run and Brooks kicked the PAT to make it a 14-0 lead with 4:39 remaining in the first quarter.
After the Blue Devils scored in the first quarter to cut into the Oliver Springs lead, the Bobcats scored late in the second quarter when Landen Everett ran it in from three yards out. The Brooks extra point made it 21-7 in favor of the home team at halftime.
That was all of the scoring until late in the third quarter when Garrett Wilson hauled in a 21-yard touchdown pass from Blake Crass. Brooks kicked the PAT and the Bobcats extended their lead to 28-7 with 4:03 left in the third quarter.
Early in the fourth quarter, Dillon Walls scored on a five-yard run and Brooks added the extra point to give the Bobcats a 35-7 lead.
After Harriman added a score, Trey Boswell intercepted a pass and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown. The Brooks extra point was an exclamation point on a big home win.
Hill rushed 13 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
Bailey Russell led Oliver Springs with 12 tackles while Everett recorded 10 tackles.
The Bobcats move to 1-5 overall, 1-1 in Region 2-1A.
They visit Sunbright on Friday for a region game.