Jerry Denham | Denham Photography
Sequoyah quarterback Brett King (12) chucks a pass downfield against Loudon Friday at Sequoyah High School.
|Published: 1:44 PM, 09/26/2013
||Last updated: 1:45 PM, 09/26/2013
Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE вЂ” Sequoyah hadn't beaten Loudon since 2004, but the Chiefs emphatically made it clear that was going to change in 2013.
The Chiefs did their best impression of Oregon against Tennessee, rolling up 671 yards of total offense and dismantling records on the way to a 51-26 drubbing of the Redskins Friday night at Sequoyah High School.
"We just played hard all night. I'm proud of these guys, and IвЂ™ll take a win over Loudon any day," said Sequoyah coach Bill Satterfield, whose Chiefs improved to 4-1 on the year and 2-0 in District 5-AA.
Loudon has looked a shell of its former self, quietly falling to 0-5 and 0-2 in the district after some tough losses.
Brett King threw five touchdowns and was 11-of-18 for 297 yards. King added a 4-yard run to account for more than 300 yards by himself.
Alex Stakely, who burst onto the scene against Lenoir City last week, outdid himself again. Stakely hauled in two passes for two scores, totaling 99 yards, and rushed for 141 yards and scored twice for a total of four. Stakely's all purpose yardage might well be a Chiefs record as was KingвЂ™s aerial dominance.
"Alex has just emerged for us," Satterfield said. "He's so quick, and all he needed was some confidence. He has the now, and we have it in him."
Garrett Dalton, not to be outdone, caught eight passes for 148 yards and two scores. Drew Carson rumbled his way to 177 yards on 13 carries, while JJ Harmon returned from injury for a 52-yard endzone run.
Sequoyah went three and out on the opening drive, and Loudon marched down the field for a Trent Elliot score. Loudon took two offsides flags and elected to go for two. But the Chiefs held, and 6-0 was the score.
Two plays later, King found Dalton for a 61-yard score, and the point after put the Chiefs up 7-6 early, and they never looked back.
After a Redskin three-and-out, King hit Stakely for an 84-yard score down the middle of the field. Loudon answered with a Travis Brewer score, but a missed extra point left the game at 13-12. Fumbles, turnovers, and cramps were a distracting part of this otherwise clean and tough fight.
Sequoyah then rattled off another 37 points to LoudonвЂ™s 14, taking a 25-18 lead into the lockers before cranking up the attack in the second half.
Though offense was the lead storyline, the defense made its stands. Multiple fourth-down stops by Rueben Abernathy, Caleb Miner, and Ben Hall kept Loudon off balance.
Loudon held the ball for 9:34 seconds of the third quarter, but came away with no points. Josh Jackson was a bright spot late for Loudon with a late score, but the Chiefs were too far ahead by then.
The ChiefsвЂ™ three-headed monster at the running back spot showed up, with Stakely and Carson both breaking well over the century mark.
Having Harmon back healthy will only add to the explosiveness when the Chiefs host Polk County in two weeks. No one has found out a way to shut down Dalton and King either.
Add in Evan TorbettвЂ™s nice play along with Matt Gletty and the receivers will stack up well next week. Torbett caught three balls for 29 yards, while Gletty hauled in the same, for 13 yards against the Redskins. Abernathy also caught a score late on a 13-yard dish from King.
вЂњWeвЂ™ve got to get ready for Polk, and with the bye week we will be. I wanna see our stands filled with Chief fans ready for another win,вЂќ Satterfield said.
In two weeks, the Chiefs will look to continue their warpath. After handling Lenoir City and Loudon, they know their toughest tests lie ahead.
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