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Cleveland rallies past McMinn County, 29-22

Keith Cawley
Eyewitness Sports

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Chad Voytik is known more for his arm than his legs, but the junior quarterback went to the ground Friday to lead Cleveland to a 29-22 win over visiting McMinn County in the Highlight Game of the Night.

From the shotgun, Voytik faked a handoff to Jamarcus Mobley and took it himself for the game-winning 15-yard touchdown with 22 seconds left to play.

It was right for the Cherokees (1-3) to bite on the fake, seeing as how Mobley had already gashed them for 91 yards and two scores on 15 carries.

With McMinn County quarterback Drew Massingale hobbled by an ankle injury, backup Nathan Simbeck rushed for 105 yards and threw for 113 more. He led an offense that produced 22 consecutive points to close the first half and erase an early 14-point deficit.

But it was the Blue Raiders' offense that finished the second half strong, scoring the game's final 15 points in the fourth quarter. Mobley's second score of the night and the subsequent two-point conversion at the seven-minute mark tied the game to set the stage for Voytik's last minute heroics.

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