Gabriel Garcia | The Advocate & Democrat
Sequoyah running back Drew Carson bulls his way through Gibbs' defense during the scrimmage Friday night at Sequoyah High School.
|Published: 12:39 PM, 08/21/2013
||Last updated: 12:39 PM, 08/21/2013
Author: Gabriel Garcia
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE вЂ” Sequoyah picked up two scrimmage wins Friday night on its home field, but the Chiefs' coaching staff was only satisfied with one of them.
The Chiefs came out with more intensity against their nightcap opponent Gibbs, outscoring the visitors from the Knoxville-based school 7-0 while the first stringers from both squads were on the field.
Sequoyah also took a 14-7 victory against Oliver Springs earlier in a segment twice interrupted by lightning, but coach Bill Satterfield noted the lethargic start of his team against the Bobcats.
"When you start out the next time don't start out like you did against Oliver Springs," Satterfield told his team when the night was over. "Start out like you did against Gibbs."
The Chiefs scored against Gibbs on their third offensive drive capped off with a roughly 30-yard quarterback keeper by Brett King.
The defense did the rest, forcing three Gibbs fumbles and recovering them all. Gibbs, however, also ended two Sequoyah drives with turnovers вЂ” an interception and a fumble recovery.
"Great effort the second go-around," Satterfield said. "You guys played like we expect you to play. Good on both sides. You kept a great team out of the end zone tonight."
Gibbs did manage to score two touchdowns when the second-teamers from both squads came onto the field, one on a long option keeper by the quarterback and another on a long drive to end the night.
In the earlier segment against Oliver Springs, Sequoyah managed to shake off its slow start and take the 14-0 lead on touchdown receptions by Garrett Dalton and Matt Gletty.
The first of two lightning delays came when the Bobcats took the field after Gletty's score. When the teams returned to the field, the Chiefs' defense gave up a long fourth down on a passing play, and the Oliver Springs quarterback scored with a keeper on third-and-goal.
Sequoyah's answering drive was interrupted by the second lightning delay, ending their segment against Oliver Springs.
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