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It's now or never for the Johnson County 'Horns

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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It all comes down to one game for Johnson County and this time it’s the “Real McCoy.” The Longhorns must knock off Unicoi County on Friday to make the playoff for a fourth consecutive season.
Both teams have played well recently and the game figures to be an old-fashioned slobber-knocker. The Blue Devils are guaranteed at least fourth place but can move up to third with a victory.
The Longhorns (4-5, 3-3) will be the third seed if they win. Chuckey-Doak would go as the fourth seed if they lose to the Blue Devils.
“There is a lot riding on this game,” said head coach Don Kerley. “They’ve got a lot of good athletes and they’ve been playing good. Their quarterback throws the ball well and they’ve got a couple of receivers who can go get. I feel like we might have a little more speed but they definitely have a size advantage on us.”

The one who makes it go for the Blue Devils is quarterback Hunter Hensley who has thrown for 992 yards this season. He led the Blue Devils to a 42-28 win over Northview Academy on Friday, a team Johnson County defeated 41-21.
Haiden McGee caught a pair of touchdown passes and Brett Strother hauled in one from 52 yards. But it all starts with Hensley.
He factored in six touchdowns, scoring three on the ground and passing for three. He also completed a 55-yard pass that set up another touchdown.
On the season he’s completed 51-of-120 passes. He’s thrown seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. Michael Howell has 16 catches for 362 yards.

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