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Black Knights joust JCMS

By TIm Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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That old saying, “the third time’s a charm,” proved false inside of Paul McEwen Stadium on Thursday. Chuckey-Doak shut out the Junior High Longhorns 14-0 preventing them from reaching their third consecutive Little Watauga Conference championship game.
Johnson County was held to only 71 yards total offense and never made it inside the red zone. Head coach Matt Bray felt like the team’s lack of experience might have caught up with them.

“We’re a young team and people forget that sometimes,” said Bray. “This is the first time that we’ve lost to them or Unaka since I’ve been coaching. Both of them are going to be in the championship game because this thing runs in cycles. This is a regrouping year for us so it’s now all about pride. We’ve still got some big rival game left.”
The Black Knights marched 58 yards on their first drive to get on the board first.
Christian Cutshaw’s 27-yard touchdown run came at the 5:04 mark in the opening quarter.
Chuckey-Doak added a 2-yard plunge by Nick Jennings to go up 14-0 before intermission after Ethan Palazzo’s conversion run.
Johnson County’s defense played lights out from that point.
Troy Arnold made a great defensive stop by stripping the football and recovering it at the six-yard line on what appeared to be another C-D score. He also had their longest run from scrimmage at 17 yards.

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