Harriman bombs Jellico, 46-0

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By Brody Jones

In a "Battle Of The Blue Devils", it was total domination by the Harriman Blue Devils over Jellico, winning 46-0 Friday night at Wallace Black Field. 

“Our kids played hard tonight,” said Harriman head coach Travis Tapp. “I got to commend Jellico tonight because they played hard and never gave up. 

“We managed to get a lot of kids some experience tonight and that’s always a good thing.” 

Harriman scored first on a three-play, 75-yard drive that culminated in a 37-yard touchdown run by Brandon Williams. 

The two-point try fell short and the score was 6-0 with 8:04 left in the opening quarter. 

Harriman scored again on a seven-play, 93-yard drive when Williams dashed into the end zone from 35 yards out. 

Tyler Dishman’s PAT was good and with 3:08 left in the opening quarter, the score was 13-0 in favor of Harriman. 

Harriman’s Brandon Presswood then recovered a fumble on the kickoff, and that set up a two-play, 17-yard drive that was capped off when Mark Chesser found Mitchell Martin for a 16-yard score. 

The PAT was no good, making the score 19-0 with 1:49 left in the opening quarter. 

The next Harriman score was a three-play, 66-yard drive that was closed out by a Cole McAbee six-yard  run to make the score 25-0 with 8:01 left in the half. 

The PAT was no good. 

Harriman scored on their next drive when they went five plays and 54 yards. Williams darted into the end zone for a seven-yard touchdown run. 

Dishman’s PAT split the uprights, making the score 32-0 with 3:51 left in the half. 

Harriman wasn’t quite done with their touchdown spree yet. After another fumble recovery by Presswood, the Devils marched 37 yards in five plays with Chesser scoring on a one yard sneak. 

Dishman’s PAT was good, making the score 39-0 at halftime. 

Harriman got their final score of the game on the opening drive of the second half as they marched 58 yards in five plays to score on a eight-yard run by Tyler Stubbs. 

Dishman’s PAT was good, and with 5:46 left in the third quarter, the score was 46-0, which is what the game would end at. 

Harriman beat Jellico in passing yards, 105-26, and on rushing yards, 386-56, to take a 491-82 total yardage advantage. 

“We respect all of our opponents, and we do things the right way and with class when it comes to the smaller teams we play,” Tapp said. “Their kids played hard and so did ours. We treat them with respect and win with class. My hat is off to Jellico.” 

Chesser (4-5, 105 yards, 1 TD) led the Harriman passing attack while Williams (7-166-3 TDs) led all rushers. 

Terry Hendrickson (11-63) and Lucas Lunsford (4-63) were also key contributors to Harriman’s rushing game. 

Dimitrique Inman (2-69) led all receivers while Brandon Presswood (4 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 FR), Hunter Crass (4 tackles), Cole McAbee (3 tackles, 2 TFL) and Jeremy Owenby (3 tackles, 1 fumble caused) had outstanding games on defense. 

Next up for Harriman (3-2) is a District 3-A game at Tellico Plains. 

“We always have things to fix after each game,” stated Tapp. “We need to look at our film, see what we can improve on, and get ready for Tellico Plains. That’s a big district game and it’s a long trip against a really good team, so we need to be ready for them.”

Harriman Statistics

Rushing- Williams 7-166 with 3 TDs, Lunsford 4-63, Hendrickson 11-63, Inman 6-29, Stubbs 2-15 with 1 TD, Headrick 3-14, Chesser 2-12 with 1 TD, McAbee 2-11 with 1 TD, Gilmore 3-6, Stockton 1-4, Crass 1-3.

Passing- Chesser 4-5 for 105 yards with 1 TD.

 Receiving- Inman 2-69, Crass 1-20, Martin 1-16 with 1 TD.