Keith Cawley
Eyewitness Sports

RED BANK, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Trevor Card gave Soddy-Daisy head coach Kevin Orr the best birthday present he could ask for Friday night.

The first-year starting quarterback threw two scores and ran for another to lead the visiting Trojans past rival Red Bank 28-22 in the Friday Night Football Game of the Week.

All of Card's scoring came in the first half, helping Soddy-Daisy open up a 28-7 lead over the third-ranked team in the state in Class 3A.

The Lions woke up in the second half. Darrell Bridge and Randall Lee scored on the ground, and Red Bank added a field goal to cut the lead to six late in the game.

Soddy-Daisy, however, put the game away when fullback Jake Ables converted a fourth-and-two near midfield with under two minutes to play.

"We just played undisciplined in the second half," said Orr. "That wasn't Soddy-Daisy football. I told them we had to get back to playing more disciplined, and then they showed a lot of heart.

"They pushed our back against the wall, and we answered. These kids gave a championship effort to close the second half.

Card's first-half scoring strikes went to Mack Quinn and Chris Harris, while Ables added a one-yard touchdown run on the ground.

Quinn led the Trojans with six catches for 77 yards, while the state's leading rusher Cedric Edwards churned out a tough 124 yards.

Lee rushed for 69 yards and scored twice for Red Bank (2-1),

"We challenged them at half come back out execute the pan we had," said Red Bank coach Tim Daniels. "The kids played with a lot of heart in second half. We just fell a little bit short. We just needed to play a little bit better in the first half."