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Jamboree final tune-up for this weekend's openers

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By The Staff

By GOOSE LINDSAY

rcsports@bellsouth.net

High school football fans in attendance at 2008 Roane County Football Jamboree got a chance to see four of Roane County’s five teams on Friday as well as Oakdale and Coalfield, but what they didn’t see was a lot of offense as only Harriman and Oakdale found the end zone.

Four separate quarters of high school action were played Friday with Harriman defeating Oliver Springs 6-0 in the first quarter while Oliver Springs tied Midway 0-0 and Rockwood tied Coalfield 0-0 in the second and third quarter. Oakdale ended the evening with a 6-0 victory over Rockwood’s reserves.

All six teams will be in action again Friday as they will all be playing their season openers. Harriman hosts Monterey, Oliver Springs hosts Silverdale Academy, Midway hosts Claiborne County, Coalfield hosts York Institute, Oakdale hosts Jellico, while Rockwood travels to Oneida.

Harriman vs. Oliver Springs

Harriman opened the evening on offense and put together a nice drive as Travis Tapp’s squad marched 70 yards in only six plays for a touchdown. Dimitrique Inman and C.J. Anderson combined for 62 of the 70 yards with Inman scoring from 24 yards out.

Oliver Springs looked as if they would answer the Devils as they picked up three first downs in their first eight plays, but a holding penalty helped kill the drive.

Harriman ended the period with 79 yards on 11 plays while Oliver Springs had 49 yards on 14 plays.

Inman led Harriman with 39 yards on three carries while Curtis Davis paced the Bobcats with 30 yards on seven carries.

Oliver Springs vs. Midway

The second high school quarter featured a pair of big runs by Midway’s Will Poe, but neither team got close to the goal line as the 12 minutes of play ended in a scoreless tie.

Poe had a 34-yard run on Midway’s first play from scrimmage and he added a 22-yard run later in the period.

Midway ended the quarter with 84 yards of offense on 11 plays. Poe led the way with 56 yards on two carries.

Oliver Springs had 36 yards on 12 plays with Davis rushing for 17 yards.

Rockwood vs. Coalfield

The Tigers and Jackets both made their way to the red zone Friday, but neither would score as both defenses stood their ground.

Coalfield was the first to come close to scoring as the Jackets got as close as the Rockwood four yard line before a penalty and a fourth down incomplete pass helped to kill the drive.

Rockwood proceeded to drive from their own 10 to the Coalfield 20 before an interception kept the Tigers from putting points on the board.

Rockwood amassed 71 yards of offense on 14 plays with the biggest play being a 36-yard pass from Tyler Parsons to Garrett Raby.

Coalfield had 70 yards offense on 15 plays. Shawn Armes rushed for 23 yards on six carries while Adam Doughty completed two passes for 29 yards.

Rockwood vs. Oakdale

Oakdale dominated the final period of play as the Eagles second possession of the evening was a seven-play, 70-yard drive that ended in a 21-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Turner.

Turner ended the period with 47 yards on five carries while his brother, Korbin, added 30 yards on three carries.

All-in-all Oakdale had 88 yards of offense in 15 snaps.

Brett Watts did intercept a pass for the Tigers on defense.