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Bobcats take three of four from Kingston

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By Brownie Rose

It was a day of near sweeps and one sweep in the Tennessee Valley Athletic Association (TVAA) last Saturday around Roane County

Kingston avoided a sweep by beating Oliver Springs in the mighty mite game. Oliver Springs rolled to three wins after that.

Kingston jumped out to a 12-0 lead when Giovanni Manfredi scored on a 60-yard run in the first quarter and added a 64-yard TD scamper in the second period.

Oliver Springs bounced back with a pair of runs from Chase Lee in the fourth quarter that covered 10 and 24 yards. Dakota Adkins scored the two point conversion to give the Bobcats a 14-12 lead.

However, Kingston's Cooper Brackett saved the day when he scored on a 2-yard run late in fourth quarter to give the Yellow Jacket mighty mites an 18-14 win.

Oliver Springs picked up a cricket win also with a fourth quarter touchdown.

Zachery Armstrong opened the scoring with a with a 1-yard touchdown run. J.J. Eleam scored the 2-point run to put the Bobcats up 8-0.

Kingston answered with a 54-yard TD run from Victor Alford. Carson Bassler added the 2-point run to tie the game at 8-8 at the end of the first quarter.

The two teams stayed tied at halftime after Alton McCollum scored on a 1-yard run for the Bobcats and Javare Ashford answered with a 70-yard TD sprint to knot the game at 14.

After a scoreless third quarter, Oliver Springs got the game winning score when McCollum scored on a 23-yard run and Eleam added the conversion.

Trey Bosewell scored touchdowns in the second quarter to put the Bobcat hoppers up 14-0 by halftime. Bosewell’s runs covered 69 and 42 yards. 

OS got the 2-point conversion on a pass from Garrett Melton to Armstrong.

Kyran Hirsch hit Armstrong with a 28-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to push the OS lead to 20-0.

Kingston got on the scoreboard with a 42-yard Bradley Keathley touchdown run in the fourth quarter but, OS would hold on for the 20-6 hopper win.

Oliver Springs cutters got the only shutout of the day with a 16-0 win in the last game.

Oliver Springs scored early when Scott Brown tackled Kingston's Nathan Jones in the end zone for a safety.

On the ensuing free kick, Oliver Springs Blake Crass returned it 44 yards for a Bobcat TD. Jonathan Woodward added the 2-point conversion to give the Bobcats a 10-0 lead after running only one play from the offense.

Oliver Springs salted away the win with a third quarter touchdown run from Mason Hill that covered nine yards.

In other league action, Harriman got a mighty mite win then lost the next three games to Rockwood.

 Midway could not avoid the sweep losing all four games to Spring City.