ENGLEWOOD - If Sequoyah executes throughout the season the way
it did Friday night, there's no telling what its ceiling could be in 2013.
The Chiefs moved
the ball with ease at two different tempos against McMinn Central, with Drew Carson capping both
offensive drives with scoring runs to beat the hosting Chargers, 14-0, in the final quarter of the
Third Annual Hiwassee River High School Football Jamboree.
"We're going to take what the
defense gives us," said coach Bill Satterfield, whose Chiefs so far have seemed to justify his high
expectations entering his sixth season. "If you expect the run we're going to pass it, and if you
expect the pass we've going to run it. Coach (Greg) Ryan (offensive coordinator) does a good job,
sees everything and adjusts to everything."
Sequoyah's first drive was a nine-play death march
that took 6:18 off the clock, with six runs and three passes. Quarterback Brett King hit Garrett
Dalton for 15 yards and Matt Gletty twice, the second time for 23 yards to set up first and goal.
Carson's 5-yard scamper on third down ended with a dive into the end zone.
In contrast, the
Chiefs' second drive was a brisk six plays and 3:35, with Dalton starting off with a 23-yard reverse
then catching passes of 27 and 11 yards to set Sequoyah up with first and goal at the 5. Two
plays later, Carson punched in his second score.
In between offensive possessions, the Chiefs
also showed a sturdy defense, limiting a McMinn Central offense featuring one of District 5-AA's
most explosive offensive weapons in Denzell Boyd to only one first down the entire quarter.
tried forever to get him to come to Madisonville," Satterfield joked about the Chargers' 1,000-yard
The Sequoyah coach noted one blemish on defense - an offside penalty before Central's
first play of the quarter.
That was about the only thing worth complaining about, and the Chiefs
still forced the three-and-out, helped by a fumbled snap immediately after the penalty that set the
Chargers back 10 yards.
Polk County 14, Tellico Plains 6
The Bears ended their
quarter on a high note after giving up two quick drives to the Wildcats.
It still didn't satisfy
coach John Mullinax, who voiced displeasure at his team falling in a hole from the outset.
don't come ready to play 7:30 Friday night, we'll get embarassed," said the Bears coach who is
entering his second season at the helm.
Tellico ended its night with a tough, steady 13-play
march capped with a Devin Collier run of 12 yards for a touchdown. Dwayne Hollingshead completed a
crucial third down pass early to Ryan Bookout to sustain an otherwise run-heavy drive.
however, was the Bears' lack of defensive resistance, with Polk scoring on three plays each of 17
yards or more in under two minutes on its opening drive and in five plays its second time on
McMinn Central 14, Sweetwater 0
Central's Boyd and quarterback Jackson Guy
simply had their way with the Sweetwater defense.
The Chargers' opening seven-play scoring drive
saw Guy scrambling for 29 yards to the Wildcats' 11-yard line, and Boyd took the option pitch the
rest of the way on the next snap.
Sweetwater gave up the ball on its first play of the answering
drive, with a Central defensive back wrestling the ball away from the Wildcat receiver.
Chargers then stretched the lead with Boyd taking a swing pass and sprinting away from Sweetwater's
chasing defense for 40 yards.
Sweetwater fumbled a snap on its next drive, which Central
recovered, but the Chargers gave the ball right back with their own fumble.
The Wildcats could do
nothing with it, with two drops of quarterback Andrew Barr's passes forcing a long fourth down and
an ensuing turnover on downs.вЂў
Hiwassee River High School Football Jamboree
Chattanooga Central 14, Meigs County 0
Polk County 14, Tellico Plains 6
Central 14, Sweetwater 0
Sequoyah 14, McMinn Central 0
Junior League Scores (Grades 7 and
Central 8, Englewood 0
Madisonville 6, Athens 6
Sweetwater 6, Madisonville 0
Plains 0, Polk 0