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RHS Football Game Recap Week 8

Rockwood Gets Back on Track with Win

Oct. 11, 2019 @ Crossville

Box Score 1 2 3 4 Final
Rockwood 0 0 0 0 37
Cumberland Co 0 0 0 0 14

Game Summary By Ed Greif

For the first time in more than 30 years, the Rockwood Tigers traveled to the Cumberland Plateau to face the Cumberland County Jets and came home with a 37-14 victory to improve its record to 3-5. The Tigers can even their record at 5-5 with wins at Wartburg and Cumberland Gap in the final two regular season contests. Nine Tigers carried the ball for 322 yards on 47 carries with four touchdowns, led by Dakota Waldo's 126 yards on 12 carries with one touchdown.

Rounding out the list were Jayden Hannibal (7-38, 1 tD), Abe Gaskins (4-14), Pudge Hannibal (2-19), Octavious Worthy (12-93, 1 TD), Landon Watts (2-minus 4), Nate Brackett (5-25, 1 TD), Derrick Houston (2-11) and Jeremiah Golliher (1-0). Brackett completed 1-3 passes for 18 yards with one interception and one touchdown. Owen Hile had the TD reception.

Rockwood;s defense held the 0-7 Jets to three plays and out on their first possession, taking over at the Tiger 23-yard line. Three plays later, Worthy scored from five yards out for the 6-0 lead, after Waldo exploded through the Jet defense for a 64-yard run. Ben Woodall's PAT was no good with 9:33 left in the first quarter.

CCHS took over at their 20, but two plays later, Jacob Grenga fumbled, with Clay Thompson recovering for the Tigers at the Jet 27-yard line. Two plays later, waldo raced 16 yards for the score, after J. Hannibal picked up 11 yards for first down. The two-point conversion try was no good, leaving the Tigers ahead 12-0 with 8:01 left in the quarter.

CCHS took over at their 18-yard line after a short kickoff return by Ronald Martin. Eleven plays later, Trevor Parsons scored on a 4-yard run with 2:59 left in the quarter. Parsons added the two-point conversion and carried the ball five times for 26 yards and completed a 10-yard pass to Martin. RHS still led 12-8.

J. Hannibal returned the ensuing kick five yards, but fumbled the ball back to the Jets at the Tiger 37-yard line; however, the TIgers stopped the Jets on downs at the RHS 22-yard line with seconds left in the first quarter. The Tigers were held to three plays and out during the early minutes of the second quarter.

Cumberland County moved the ball on the ground, but the Jet defense stopped the march and forced a punt, taking over at the Tiger 22-yard line. The running of Brackett, Waldo, Worthy and J. Hannibal collected 69 yards on nine carries for four first downs to the Jet 19-yard, where Brackett hit Hyle over the middle for a TD with 2:57 left in the half and a 18-6 lead. Worthy converted the two-point conversion for the 20-8 advantage.

Cumberland County had two more possessions in the half, one ending Xadrian Fickey's 38-yard interception return and the other ended at halftime. Rockwood's possession ended when Brackett was picked off by Parsons. After a couple of possession changes, the Tigers took over at their 24-yard line and drove the distance in seven plays to score on J. Hannibal's 9-yard run with 5:17 left in the third quarter. Woodall's PAT made it 27-8. Worthy carried the ball twice for 41 yards.

After holding the Jets to three and out on the ensuing possession, the Tigers took over at the CCHS 29-yard line.The running of Worthy and Waldo moved the ball deeper into Jet territory as the third quarter wound down. Four plays later, Brackett scored from the one-yard line to give the Tigers a 33-8 lead with 10:37 left in the contest. Woodall's PAT made it 34-8.

The Tigers' defense led by Michaiah Story and Brackett held the Jets to three plays and out, taking over at the Rockwood 43-yard line. Coach John Webb used the running of Gaskins, J. Hannibal, Houston, P. Hannibal and Golliher to move the ball deep into Jet territory; however, the Jets forced a 35-yard field goal by Woodall, who made it 37-8 with 2:53 left in the game.

Martin returned the enusing kick 72 yards for the Jets, who scored on a 18-yard pass from Braden Tollett to Treven McGhee to make it 37-14, but the two-point conversion was snuffed out by P. Hannibal. Rockwood then went into the victory formation to end the game.

The Tigers travel to Wartburg this Friday for a crucial game with the Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m.

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