Staff photo by Brandon Keys
Garret Dalton couldn't help Sequoyah overcome six turnovers as they fell to Polk County 47-21.
|Published: 10:00 AM, 10/17/2012
||Last updated: 10:21 AM, 10/17/2012
Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
POLK COUNTY-The Sequoyah Chiefs
found them¬≠selves on the wrong side of his¬≠tory Friday night. Zach Miller's 406 rushing yards and
six touch¬≠downs were enough alone to set a single game record for the Wildcat program. If that
wasn't enough, the win gave Polk head man, Derrick Davis his 100th win in his career, spanning 12
years in Benton.
The Chiefs started out hot, with a fumble
recovery on the second play of the game by Austin Lunsford. On the very next snap Blake Huffman
fired a 56-yard bomb to Lunsford for the score. Logan McDonald's extra point was good and the
Chiefs led 7-0, with 11:11 to go in the first. After a Brett King interception, Zack Miller scored
on a 59-yard run to make the game 7-6. Miller ripped off another for the lead after punching it in
from 31 yards out. Wildcats led 14-7 at the start of the second.
Turnovers really cost the Chiefs in this one. They handed the Wildcats six free ones in the
contest. After a turnover in the second, the Wildcats score on a Josh Silas pass to Justin Brown.
Polk led 21-7 nearing the half. The Chiefs would score though on a King 6-yard run to make it
21-14. A Lunsford interception took us to the half with the sore 21-14.
In the third players made plays for the Chiefs. Matt Gletty had a few
big catches includ¬≠ing a 31-yard grab and a 5-yard touchdown score on a double reverse. Garret
Dalton made catches when he wasn't double covered and Rueben Abernathy was a favorite target of
King's throughout the night.
On defense though it was tough to
stop Miller. Caleb Minor's recovery of a fumble and the return of Brian Tilley helped as both of
them had double digit stops.
Dustin Webb was a force at
defensive end as he racked up a sack and five tackles. Luke Knott, Abernathy, Huffman and Harmon
had good games on defense. All in all this game was won by Miller. He outscored the Chiefs 20-0 in
the fourth quarter and that was enough to preserve the win 47-21.
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