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Signal Mountain soars past East Hamilton

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Keith Cawley
Eyewitness Sports

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Much to the shock of those wearing red and black at Finley Stadium on Thursday, Signal Mountain still had not scored nearly six minutes into its matchup with East Hamilton.

In fairness to the Eagles, they had not touched the ball yet.

After the Hurricanes took the opening kick and marched down for a field goal, Signal Mountain responded by scoring touchdowns on five of its six first-half possessions en route to a 48-10 victory and a 2-0 record to start the year.

Much like they were in their season-opening rout of Hixson last week, the Eagles were a near unstoppable force offensively. Zach Bowman rushed for two scores, while Dorien Hogans, Donnie Garner and Mitchell Hall all scored once.

Hogan Whitmire also hooked up with Alex McGhee on a 56-yard scoring strike as part of a 34-point first half.

The Hurricanes looked to make a game of it early, especially when Harrison Warren intercepted a Whitmire pass and returned it 43 yards for a touchdown midway through the first to cut East Hamilton's deficit to 13-10.

But Signal Mountain responded by ripping off 35 unanswered points to close out the game, while its defense held the Hurricanes to under 100 yards of total offense and forced a pair of turnovers.

The game was played at Finley Stadium because construction on East Hamilton's field is not yet complete. The matchup had to be moved to Thursday because Sequatchie County and Central were already scheduled to play at Finley on Friday night.

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