Red Bank makes it seven straight vs. Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Cleveland scored first, but Red Bank scored the rest.
After the Blue Raiders cashed in their opening drive of the game, the Lions rattled off 31 consecutive points to pick up a 31-7 win in the Friday Night Football Game of the Week.
It was the Lions' seventh straight victory over their former district rival.
The game might not have been the biggest loss of the night for Cleveland, who was already playing without starting tailback Jamarcus Mobley because of eligibility concerns.
Standout quarterback Chad Voytik left the game in the fourth quarter with a dislocated finger on his throwing hand. The junior signal caller was forced to leave the game in an ambulance after what head coach E.K. Slaughter called "the worst hand injury I've ever seen."
Voytik's two-yard touchdown run on the first drive of the game gave the Blue Raiders a 7-0 lead. They recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, but weren't able to capitalize.
A Niquia McDuffie to Kelvin Clay touchdown pass pulled the Lions even a short time later, and a 20-yard Randall Lee touchdown run gave Red Bank the lead for good in the second quarter.
Lee finished with 174 yards rushing in the game, while McDuffie threw for 124 yards and two scores before running for another. Clay was one of two players to pick off a Voytik pass, and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown.
"Maybe we took a little step tonight," said Red Bank head coach Tim Daniels, whose team had lost two in a row coming into the game. "The last few weeks we've been close, but we kept having good weeks of practice, and the kids came out and played really well tonight."