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Roane teams compete in jamboree

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor


Roane County football fans got to see four of the county's five high schools in action Friday night as Harriman, Midway, Oliver Springs and Rockwood all participated in the 2010 Roane County Jamboree in Harriman.

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Each of the four teams were scheduled to play two quarters.

Midway opened the evening and dropped a 21-13 decision to Stone Memorial. Rockwood was up next and the Tigers won 10-7 on a late 27-yard field goal from Jared Breazeale. The final game of the evening lasted only one quarter due to lightning as Harriman and Oliver Springs battled to a 6-6 tie.

Midway vs. 

Stone Memorial

The Green Waves turned a pair of turnovers into touchdowns Friday evening and that was the good news for Craig Moser's squad in dropping a 21-13 decision to much larger Stone Memorial.

The teams opened play with a pair of three-and-outs, but the Panthers took control quickly on their next two possessions.

The first drive was a quick one as the Panthers covered 68 yards in only three plays with the touchdown coming on a 50-yard run.

The second drive was even quicker as Stone Memorial used a pair of big passes to find the end zone. The first pass covered 29 yards and the second 35 as the Panthers completed the two-play, 64-yard drive to make the score 14-0 with 6:01 left in the opening period.

Midway's first four drives of the evening were all three-and-outs, but the Green Waves defense came up with a big play that seemed to spark the offense.

With the Panthers threatening to blow the game open, Midway's Clay Clower recovered a fumble at the Panthers 41 yard line then QB Thomas Viar immediately went to the air and found Dillion Davidson for a 33-yard gain. Larry Risner scored two plays later on a one-yard run as Midway closed the gap to 14-7 with 10:37 left in the second quarter.

Stone Memorial answered with a nine-play, 70-yard drive that made the score 21-7, but Midway would close the gap before the game ended.

Midway's defense again set up the score as this time Jacob Miller came up with a sack that caused a fumble that was recovered by Brandon Lemons at the Panther 32.

Josh Brummitt scored six plays later on an eight-yard run that made the final score 21-13.

Stone Memorial out gained Midway 235-113 in total yardage on the night.

Midway ran the ball 22 times for 73 yards while Viar completed two of two passes for 40 yards. Davidson had both receptions.

Rockwood vs. Oneida

Back in November, the Tigers ended the Indians season, 21-14, when Lucas Jolley scored on a five-yard run in the closing seconds.

Friday's contest didn't mean as much, but the ending was just as dramatic as Tiger sophomore Jared Breazeale booted home a 27-yard field goal with eight seconds left to give the Tigers a 10-7 victory.

Besides the late field goal, all of the scoring came in the first two possessions.

Oneida scored first as the Indians drove 70 yards in 10 plays with the touchdown coming on a 21-yard pass.

Rockwood answered with a 13-play, 70-yard drive that ended with Collin Smith finding the end zone from four yards away.

Both teams played their reserves after the first quarter, but the Tiger reserves did put together a late 10-play, 65-yard drive that ended in Breazeale's game winner.

Rockwood amassed 143 yards of offense on the night on 29 plays. Smith led the way for the Tigers with 31 yards and a touchdown on four carries.

Oneida ended the evening with 108 yards of total offense on 21 plays.

Oliver Springs 

vs. Harriman

The much anticipated match-up between the Bobcats ended in disappointment as the teams were forced to end the game after one quarter of play due to lightning.

In their one quarter of play, Harriman picked up 117 yards of offense on 17 plays. Most of Harriman's offense came from Brandon Williams (5-57-1 TD) and Dimitrique Inman (6-53) as the duo rushed for a combined 110 yards on 11 carries.

Williams scored Harriman's only touchdown of the night when he capped a five-play, 70-yard drive that tied the score at 6-6 with four minutes left in the opening quarter.

Oliver Springs scored first Friday as the Bobcats defense gave the Bobcat offense great field position after recovering a fumble at midfield.

Oliver Springs scored eight plays after recovering the fumble as QB Garrett Miller scored from six yards out. Miller also had a 20-yard run earlier in the drive.

 Oliver Springs ended the evening with 54 yards of total offense on only 10 plays.