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Kingston wins two TVL titles

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor

The 2010 Tennessee Valley League season came to a close recently as four champions were crowned at “Super Saturday” in Kingston.

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The day proved truly super for the Kingston crickets and cutters as both won championships. 

The remaining championships were won by Oak Ridge West in hopper play and Oak Ridge East in Pee Wee action.

Cricket Games

Oak Ridge East vs. 

Harriman

The first game of the day would be the highest scoring of the seven games played as Oak Ridge East picked up a 34-22 victory over Harriman.

Oak Ridge started strong and never gave up the lead against the Blue Devils.

Tyson Anderson scored on a 54-yard run in the first quarter and a 7-yard run in the second quarter to give the Ridgers a 12-0 lead.

Harriman cut the lead to 12-8 when Austin Edmonds scored on a 65-yard run with Tahdarius Boyd adding the 2-point conversion.

Oak Ridge, however, answered before intermission as Mykell Slater scored from 9 yards out and Anderson added the conversion to make the score 20-8 at halftime.

The second half was a seesaw affair, but the Blue Devils would never catch up.

Harriman opened the third quarter scoring with a 65-yard run from Gerald Hannibal, but Oak Ridge got that score back with 4-yard run from Slater.

Harriman pulled to within 26-22 after Hannibal scored from 33 yards out. Hannibal also added the conversion.

Harriman, however, would get no closer as Slater scored from 17 yards out and Anderson added the deuce to make the final score 34-22.

Kingston vs. 

Oak Ridge West

The teams had already played a pair of good games this season and the title game was no different as Kingston scored late to pick up the 30-22 victory.

Kingston scored first as Javarie Ashford scored on a 56-yard run, but Oak Ridge answered with a 3-yard run from Kendall Jackson and a 2-point run from Joseph Thompson to make the score 8-6 after one period of play.

Kingston regained the lead by halftime as Carson Basler scored on a 2-yard run then Wyatt Galyon added the conversion to give the Jackets a 14-8 lead at intermission.

The second half would be full of excitement as Oak Ridge used a 65-yard run from Jackson followed by a 2-point run from Thompson to make the score 16-14.

Kingston, however, answered with a 7-yard run from Ashford and a 2-point run from Galyon to take a 22-16 lead into the final period of play.

Oak Ridge turned a Kingston turnover into points in the fourth quarter as Thompson scored on a 17-yard run to tie the score at 22-22.

Kingston came right back and Ashford scored the game-winner from 60 yards out. 

Galyon again added the conversion to give the Jackets the 8-point victory.

Hopper Games

Harriman vs. 

Oak Ridge East

There wasn’t a lot of offense in the hopper consolation game as a 28-yard run by Harriman’s Johnny Cheers in the second quarter would be the only time the ball crossed the goal line.

Fumble recoveries by Charles Waggle and Elijah Ray helped the Blue Devils preserve the victory.

Kingston vs. 

Oak Ridge West

The Jackets held a 14-8 lead at halftime, but Oak Ridge dominated the second half on their way to a 30-14 victory in the title game.

Kingston took an 8-0 lead after one period of play as Daunte Inman scored on a 43-yard run.

Oak Ridge pulled even in the second quarter thanks to a 52-yard run from Tyreese Pendegrass.

Kingston would regain a 14-8 lead at halftime as Bradley Keathley scored on a 44-yard run for the Jackets.

The second half, however, belonged to Pendegrass as he scored on runs of 67, 48, and 63 yards in leading the Ridgers to a come-from-behind 16-point victory.

Cutter Games

Rockwood vs. 

Oak Ridge East

Another defensive battle took place in the cutter consolation game as Rockwood used a 28-yard touchdown run from Zander Price to pick up a 6-0 victory over Oak Ridge East.

Kingston vs. 

Oak Ridge West

Perhaps the best game of the day occurred in the cutter’s championship game as Kingston defeated Oak Ridge in overtime, 12-6.

The first quarter would see the two teams battle to a scoreless tie.

The only touchdown in the first half came in the second quarter as Kingston’s Benji Headrick scored on a 59-yard run to make the score 6-0 at intermission.

Oak Ridge’s only touchdown of the day came early in the third quarter as Herbert Booker returned the opening kickoff 66 yards for a score.

The score remained tied until overtime, but Kingston would pick up the championship thanks to a 3-yard run from Headrick.

Pee Wee Game

Oak Ridge East vs. 

Kingston

Oak Ridge won the championship game with a 28-0 victory over Kingston.

Jacob Gross had a big day for the Ridgers as he scored three touchdowns and recorded a safety in leading Oak Ridge to a 22-0 lead at halftime.

 Oak Ridge’s final score came in the third quarter when Chase Kimbro returned a fumble 29 yards for a touchdown.