Harriman speeds by Stone

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By The Staff


Roane Newspapers

Speed kills.

That was the moral of the scrimmage between the Harriman Blue Devils and the Stone Memorial Panthers Friday as Harriman made short work of Stone Memorial by a 4-2 margin.

“I thought tonight we picked up our intensity and we played better than we did Tuesday against Sequoyah,” stated Harriman head coach Travis Tapp. “We also got to play a lot of kids tonight and we even had four of our freshmen in the scrimmage with our varsity team at one point.”

Harriman started the scrimmage off by forcing the Panthers to punt the ball over to them then it only took six plays for C.J. Anderson to hammer his way through the Stone Memorial defense for a 40-yard touchdown jaunt.

On the next series for the Devils defense, they again forced the Panthers to punt the ball away. The next drive took 13 plays for Harriman to once again find the end zone with Dimitrique Inman slicing and dicing his way past the defense on a 49-yard touchdown run.

Stone only took four plays on their next drive, however, to finally get on the board with a 13-yard touchdown run.

Harriman took 12 plays to again find pay-dirt, this time with Moneer Al-Hussein chugging through the line for a six-yard touchdown run.

The Devils would force the Panthers to turn it over on downs before Harriman scored one more time, capping off a 14-play series with a Mark Chesser to Hershel Spears for Harriman 20-yard scoring pass.

Stone Memorial scored on the next drive on a 37-yard touchdown reception and the rest of the scrimmage saw the younger players for both teams get some playing time.

Leaders in the stat department for Harriman in passing were Chesser and Travis Gann. Chesser went 5 for 9 for 34 yards and one TD while Gann went 2 for 4 for 18 yards.

Inman and Anderson led the team in rushing. Inman ran four times for 78 yards and a TD while Anderson had four carries for 62 yards plus a TD. In addition to that, Anderson was a buzz-saw on defense, making six tackles in the scrimmage.

Also having a strong showing running the ball was Diego Martin with five carries for 44 yards.

Michael Steinmetz led all receivers with two receptions for 21 yards.

“Offensively, we didn’t turn the ball over as much and we took care of it,” stated Tapp. “On five different drives on offense, we scored on all but one."