Tigers get rolled at Meigs County
Seymour junior Todd Ogle gave the Eagles another big effort in Friday’s 16-10 win over Cocke County.
With his team clutching a precarious 9-8 advantage in the fourth quarter, the athletic Ogle, who broke onto the seen during the off-season before shining late in a season-opening loss to Heritage last week, rambled for an 80-yard touchdown to give his team some needed insurance on the scoreboard.
After Seymour kicker Carlos Lopez added the extra-point following Ogle’s touchdown gallop, the Eagles gave up a late safety on a special teams blunder when a high snap to the punter sailed through the end zone.
The Seymour defense, which was victimized at times last week at Heritage, limited the Cocke County offense to just over 100 yards of total offense, including only 57 on the ground.
Seymour scored first on a 30-yard touchdown from sophomore tailback Chase Turner but allowed the home team to answer quickly with a 90-yard kickoff return on the ensuing kick.
Lopez put the Eagles on top 9-9 with a 25-yard field goal late in the second quarter. Seymour accumulated over 200 rushing yards against Cocke County.
The Eagles will host Powell Valley, Virginia next week in another non-region contest.
Meigs County 38, Pigeon Forge 13
The Meigs County running game was just too much to overcome Friday night for the Pigeon Forge Tigers.
The Tigers fell to 0-2 under first-year head coach Mike Bramblett as the Tigers of Meigs County compiled a daunting 220 rushing yards in the game against the Pigeon Forge defense.
Trailing just 7-0 midway through the second stanza, a long Meigs County scoring drive seemed to take the breath out of Pigeon Forge, and provide some added momentum for the home team from Decatur.
Pigeon Forge then fumbled the ensuing kickoff away to Meigs County. On the first offensive play of the ensuing series, Meigs County struck for a touchdown pass, suddenly putting the Tigers in a 21-0 hole.
Meigs County then added an 81-yard kickoff return to open the third quarter to make it 28-0.
Tigers quarterback Paul Harper hit Bradley Harveston for a seven-yard touchdown pass to convert a fourth down later in the third quarter to finally put Pigeon Forge on the board.
Pigeon Forge running back John Patty crossed the goal line on a one-yard plunge in the fourth quarter following another Meigs County touchdown pass.
Meigs County scored the final points of the game later in the fourth on a successful 37-yard field goal.
Pigeon Forge next faces Rutledge in a crucial Region 1-3A game next week at Rutledge.