First defense of region crown successful

Mavs jump out early to road win

  • Anderson County’s Cody Miller shuts down a Falcon ball handler after a short pass last Friday night. - Ricky Williams

  • Mav Eli Davis hauls in a pass againt the Fulton defense Friday night in Knoxville. - Ricky Williams

Three early touchdowns propelled Anderson County High School to a road victory Friday night.

The Mavericks jumped out to a 21-0 lead en route to claiming a 35-7 Region 2-4A win over Fulton at Bob Black Field in Knoxville.

Anderson County (3-0 overall, 1-0 in Region 2-4A) now has three consecutive lopsided wins against three tradition-rich opponents.

The Mavs have now defeated defending Class 5A state champion Powell, Science Hill and the Falcons. ACHS has won its last two games on the road.

And the Mavericks will face another stiff test when they return home to host Rhea County Friday at 7 p.m.

Against the Falcons, junior running back Nick Moog rushed for 153 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries. He had the game’s first score on a 30-yard run. He later added a 2-yard run and had another score.

Andrew Meier had five carries for 52 yards and a touchdown, while Waylon LaRue carried six times, amassing 70 yards, for the Mavericks, who had 24 first downs against Fulton (1-2, 0-1).

Senior quarterback Walker Martinez had another solid outing as he was 9-for-15, compiling 145 yards and throwing a touchdown pass, a 19-yarder to Eli Davis.

Fulton scored its touchdown in the second quarter when Marcellus Jackson threw a touchdown pass to Daveon Shenault.

Next up for ACHS: After two consecutive road victories, the Mavericks return home to tangle with Rhea County.

The Golden Eagles (0-2) are coming off a 43-14 loss to McMinn County. Rhea County head coach Mark Pemberton previously coached at Knoxville Catholic High School. He guided the Irish to a Class 3A State Championship in 2008.