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The JCHS Football team continues have nothing go its way and on Friday it ran into another buzzsaw.
The Longhorns moved the football against J.I. Burton, but in the Raiders were too tough in a dominating 42-6 victory over JCHS at McEwen Stadium.
The Raiders received a 20-tackle performance by Malik Miles and they had a balanced rushing attack en route to the win.
JCHS did some good things, but in the end mistakes and five turnovers proved costly.
“The turnovers killed us and we let them jump up on us 15-0 early and we made mistakes at crucial times again. We made mistakes in the red zone and you can't do that,” JCHS head coach Mike Atwood said.
The Raiders were ahead 22-0 at halftime and then Miles dominated the second half with two more touchdowns and a host of tackles.
Miles had a total of three touchdowns on the evening.
The Longhorns had a respectable 222 yards of offense and Patrick South had 126 yards rushing on 34 carries, but mistakes were too much.
“We moved the ball well and we thought we could looking at the film, but we don't have the speed to break long runs and we can't have mistakes. When you're getting only four or five yards in a whack, you can't have a penalty and that''s what happened to us. We made some mistakes that stopped our drives,” Atwood said.
Skylar Reece had a 10-yard touchdown run for JCHS.
The Longhorn seniors played their last home game on Friday on what had been a difficult season. However, the kids played with class and represented Johnson County High School well.
“They're a good group of kids and six out of seven have played four years and they've played on some pretty good football teams,” Atwood said. “The chemistry is not real good and we do have talent, but it's not a real good mix right now.”
Playing without three starting linemen, the Longhorns struggled in a 35-6 defeat to Elizabethton Thursday.
A major bright spot was the play of Seth Billingsley, who had a 50-yard rush that led to a touchdown.
The Longhorn varsity plays their final game of the season against Happy Valley Thursday at 7:30.
STATS FOR JCHS GAME
PASSING: Henson 1-3-0, Kerley 1-12-2, Mahala 1-1-0
RECEIVING: Chris Stollings 1-11, Timmy Bellamy 2-35
RUSHING: Patrick South 34-126, Luke Poteet 4-6, Warren Kerley 2-4, Josh Snyder 8-30, Skylar Reece 1-10.
PUNTS: Ryan Mahala 1-28 avg.
TACKLES Chris Stollings 3, Timmy Bellamy 2, Josh Snyder 6, Seth Little 2, Ryan Smith 1, Skylar Reece 4, Connor Icenhour 3, River Kazier 4, Craig Jennings.4, Jimmy Morefield 5, Doug Stanton 1, Ethan Heck 1, Ryan Mahala 1.
PICK UP A COPY OF THIS WEEK'S TOMAHAWK FOR PHOTOS OF SENIOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS WHO WERE HONORED. Aaron Charsha: The son of Lori and Don Shatley and Paul Charsha.
Chris Stollings: The son of Patricia Brewer and grandson of James Brewer. (All Photos by Danny Hensley.
Craig Jennings: The son of Tammy and Jimmy Jennings.
Jordan Roark: The son of Linda and Donnie Roark.
Mikey Edington: The nephew of David Edington and the grandson of Patricia Edington
Sean Klukan: The son of Jesus Torres and Lisa Davis and grandson of Larry Davis.
Skylar Reece: the son of Marty and April Potter of Mountain City.
Offensive line: The offensive line gets ready to block. (Photos by Danny Hensley).