HIXSON, Tenn. (WRCB) -- If Signal Mountain didn't play its best football, it was hard to tell in the final score.
The highly-touted Eagles (1-0) piled up 474 yards of total offense and scored on all but two possessions in a 42-7 thrashing of host Hixson on Friday in Channel 3's Highlight Game of the Night.
Hogan Whitmire tossed a couple of touchdown passes, including an 87-yarder to Will Queen, and East Ridge transfer Donnie Garner added two rushing touchdowns. Zach Bowman ran for one score and caught another while leading Signal Mountain's balanced attack with 63 yards rushing.
Hixson (0-1) moved the ball early behind running back Gary Cosey, who finished with 118 yards on the ground, but couldn't convert in the red zone. Cosey took a screen pass from Blaine Long 48 yards to score the Wildcats' only touchdown late in the fourth quarter.