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JCHS Freshmen football team plays hard in loss to Elizabethton

The JCHS Freshmen Football Team saw its season come to an end in a tough way on Thursday night.
The Longhorns fell to the Elizabethton Cyclones 40-14 at McEwen Stadium in the season finale.
JCHS fell behind 34-0, but saw some light at the end of the tunnel with Patrick South scoring two late touchdowns.
For most of the game, the Longhorns just couldn’t get into a flow and the Cyclones capitalized on the “Horns mistakes.
However, JCHS did give a very valiant effort to end the 2010 season.
“It would have been a whole lot easier to lay down and let them score some more,” JCHS Freshmen Football Coach Scott Plyler said. “We put two on the board and that’s a pretty good Elizabethton team. I told our guys that we’ve got three years to get them back.
The Longhorns hit harder than in recent games and really showed Elizabethton just what Johnson County Football is all about.
JCHS had been struggling with that in recent games, so that was a positive for the Longhorns.
“We did put some pads on them,” Plyler said. “We do have to wrap up better, but we did put some pads on them.”
The Longhorns have made strides this season and Plyler has recognized it.
“We moved the ball and even though they completed some passes, they weren’t getting anything deep on us. Our defensive backs and linebackers played better.”
Plyler feels there are a couple on this team that will be seeing action on Friday night.
“I don’t know if we have any starters out of this bunch, but we do have some kids who will earn their letters next year,” Plyler said.