ACHS sweeps the region for fourth title
Anderson County finished its dominance of Region 2 AAAA Friday night with an impressive 54-0 win over the Sequoyah High School Chiefs.
The Mavs traveled to Madisonville Friday, Oct. 30, to seal their fourth region championship in a row and give the Chiefs one more loss for their 0-10 season.
The Mavs took an early lead with a 35-yard pass from Walker Martinez caught by Garrison Terry.
Minutes later, Bryson Vowell received a 25-yard pass from Martinez to put the Mavs up 14-0. Not to be outdone, though, Terry, with only a second left in the first quarter, swept in with a 39-yard reception, again from Martinez, to put the Mavs up 21-0 at the start of the second quarter.
Anderson County Head Football Coach David Gillum said the game was pretty standard for the Mavericks this season.
“I mean, pretty much the same thing we’ve had the last few weeks,” he said. “Our boys did really well. Offensively the O-Line dominated and Walker threw really well. Six touchdown passes for him, huge night for a sophomore. Then Josh Miller had a couple touchdown receptions, Gary Terry had a couple, Gavin Noe reached 1,000 yards rushing as a sophomore, and that’s a big thing for anyone, let alone a sophomore. There were a lot of good things going on offensively.”
Josh Miller scored two more touchdowns for the Mavs in the second quarter from a 42-yard pass and a 31-yard pass before Maxx Oglesby rounded out the first half with a 6-yard interception return.
The Mavs slowed down in the second half, with only two touchdowns, one from a pass to Stone Hatmaker and another from a pass by Tate Russell that was caught by Cole Phillips in the final minutes of the fourth.
Anderson County finished the night with a phenomenal 348 total yards, with 273 passing yards and 75 rushing yards.
Sequoyah finished the night with only 48 yards, 14 from passing and 28 from rushing.
Anderson County finished with seven penalties costing the Mavericks 57 yards, while Sequoyah’s 11 penalties cost the Chiefs 88 yards..
The Mavs punted only once, while their nine kickoffs totaled 509 yards, giving Daniel Bethel some good experience going into post-season play.
Gavin Noe again led rushing yards for the Mavs with 66 yards gained, followed by Stone Cummins with 17 yards and Eli Davis with 12.
Garrison Terry led on receptions, with three for 83 yards.
Behind him, Josh Miller, Stone Hatmaker, Cam Thomas, and Braden Miller all had two receptions apiece.
“Defensively, just pitched a shutout,” Gillum said.
“Pretty much three and out every time. All the kids played well on defense. Zach Shannon, Russ Lindsay, Tanner Goins, all of them. Bull Shippley had a big gam,e too.”