Chattanooga, TN (WRCB) -- What he watched wasn't pretty, but it left Wayne Turner with an ear to ear smile.
His Tyner Rams finished strong in the second half, scoring three times after the break to run up a 27-6 win over rival Howard on Friday night to clinch the District 6-AA title and a favorable seed in the upcoming playoffs.
The Rams gained 207 yards on the ground, which was more than the entire Hustlin' Tiger offense. Tyner threw the ball just ten times, completing six for 109 yards. Two big completions of more than 20 yards went to Tevin Cowan, and both led to touchdowns.
Sean Neal did the most damage on the ground, rushing for 109 yards and a second-half score.
Howard's lone touchdown came on the ground, a one-yard run by Cadarious Harrison early in the second quarter after a kickoff return set the Hustlin' Tigers up at the Tyner 25.
The Rams' seventh straight win puts them in position to do something they failed to do last year: host a playoff game. After finishing runner-up in the district in 2009, Tyner was forced to travel to eventual state champ Alcoa, where they were bounced in the opening round.
This year Turner's message was for his team to take care of their own business, a message they took to heart on Friday night.