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Alcoa stops Kingston, 49-7

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By TANK JOHNSON

Vic King and the Kingston Yellow Jackets found out what is already common knowledge -- Alcoa is a pretty good football team.

In fact, regardless of classification, the Tornadoes are widely considered the best team in the state of Tennessee.

That trend continued Friday night with the homestanding Tornadoes taking care of Kingston 49-7. The Tornadoes scored every time it touched the ball, with the exception of one turnover in the first half.

Kingston (4-2, 2-1) took advantage of the rare mistake, scoring its only points in the second quarter. 

After the fumble recovery by Matt Kidd gave the Yellow Jackets the ball on the Alcoa 28, a pass interference call gave Kingston a key conversion on third down and then Demarcus Foster scored from one-yard out.

But that was about the lone highlight for Kingston. Alcoa was in control of the game, holding a 28-7 lead at the end of the first half.

Alcoa took control of the game, scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter.

Alcoa’s first score came when Taharin Tyson capped a seven-play, 55-yard drive with a 14-yard run to make the score 7-0 with 7:09 left in the first period.

The Tornadoes second drive lasted eight plays and covered 41 yards with Darrell Warren scoring on a one yard run to make the score 14-0 with 2:07 left in the first quarter.

Alcoa’s third scoring drive was a quick three-play, 82-yard drive that ended in a 10-yard pass to Steven Isom.

After the PAT, the Tornadoes led 21-0 with 8:14 left in the first half.

After Kingston scored to make it 21-7, Warren capped a five-play, 51-yard drive to make the score 28-7 with 49 seconds left in the first half.

The Tornadoes put the game away with three scores in the third quarter.

Tyson scored first on a three-yard run. Warren was next with a 44-yard reception on a double pass. Landon Turbyfill completed the scoring with a 17-yard touchdown reception.

Alcoa outgained Kingston in total yardage on the night, 422-177.

The Tornadoes were balanced as they rushed for 243 yards while picking up 179 yards through the air.

All of Kingston’s yards came on the ground. Coty Groves, Kingston's bruising fullback, did have a solid performance, running for 96 yards on 18 carries. Foster added 60 yards on 12 attempts.

After starting the season with four-straight wins, Kingston has now lost two straight, including a 28-20 setback against Lenoir City last week. The Yellow Jackets sit in third place in District 4-AA behind the Tornadoes and CAK, which also won last night. Kingston has a tough schedule remaining, including Friday's home game against McMinn Central.

 After that, the Jackets will visit CAK on Oct. 15 for another district contest.