Thursday, October 4 2012 9:29 PM EDT2012-10-05 01:29:29 GMT
To avoid a conflict with Friday night's Tennessee-North Carolina State game at the Georgia Dome, several area high schools either scheduled their games, or recently moved their Week 2 contests to ThursdayMore
A full list of area high school football games for Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31More
Friday, August 31 2012 1:25 AM EDT2012-08-31 05:25:16 GMT
McMinn County 33, Rhea County 7 ATHENS, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Kelvin Wells, Jr. and Dre Sanders each went over the century mark for the third straight game to fuel McMinn County's 33-7 win over Rhea CountyMore
McMinn County, East Hamilton and South Pittsburg all took care of business on the ground in easy victories Thursday night to kick off Week 2 of the 2012 high school football seasonMore
Cleveland 27, Ooltewah 26 OOTLEWAH, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Austin Herink scored on a quarterback sneak with 1:17 to play to lift Cleveland toa 27-26 win at Ooltewah Friday in the district 5-AAA opener for both teams.
Herink's score might have been the game winner, but it was defense that won the day for the Blue Raiders (1-2). C.J. Bryant recovered two fumbles, returning one 36-yards for a score, and sealed the game with a late interception of a Brody Binder pass with 41 seconds left.
Five turnovers haunted the Owls (2-1), but penalties killed them, too. Ooltewah was flagged 14 times for 118 yards and had three touchdowns erased by a penalty.
Still, the Owls rallied from an early 14-0 deficit with 17 second-quarter points to take a three-point lead at intermission. The teams traded scores in the second half until Herink's late heroics.
Herink finished 25-of-43 for 221 yards and two touchdowns, while Bryant rushed for 85 yards and had a touchdown reception.
T.J. Davis led Ooltewah with 135 yards and two scores on 24 carries.
Baylor 24, Father Ryan 6 CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Baylor's defense overwhelmed its opponent for a third straight week and the Red Raiders' offense did enough to get by in a 24-6 win over Father Ryan.
Baylor (3-0) held the run-oriented Irish to just 195 total yards, one-third of which came on the game's final drive.
The Red Raiders' best defender, linebacker Colton Jumper, also recorded his team's longest offensive play of the night when he rushed for 28 yards and a first down on a fake punt.
Nick Tiano scored on a one-yard run, but finished just 1-of-6 passing. Michael O'Conner had a bit more success in the air, completing 5-of-7 balls for 54 yards.
Houston Clements capped Baylor's string of 24 unanswered points with a five-yard touchdown run after Jumper's fake in the fourth quarter.
Tyner 27, Brainerd 0 CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Tyner used big plays and a stout defense to improve to 2-0 on the year with a 27-0 shutout of rival Brainerd.
The Rams held the Panthers (0-3) to just 29 total yards, including just eight in the first half. The Tyner defense also produced a score when Martavius Dunnigan returned a fumble 66 yards to cap the scoring in the fourth quarter.
Hasaan Miller ran for a score and caught another on a six-yard pass from Willie Stewart just before the half. Stewart also returned the opening kickoff of the second half 86 yards for a touchdown, giving the Rams kick return TD's in back-to-back games.
Ringgold 41, Heritage 17 RINGGOLD, Ga. (WRCB) -- Slade Dale ran for two scores and threw for another to lead Ringgold to a 41-17 rout of county rival Heritage.
The Tigers (1-1) piled up 384 rushing yards, including 125 from Dale. Kile Sholl added 116 yards on the ground and two scores, while Bobby Campbell also finished with 96 yards.
Dale scored on second-half touchdown runs of 32 and 14 to turn a 21-10 halftime lead into a 34-10 blowout. He also picked off a pass on defense to set up his second score.
Caleb Dietz led the Generals (0-1) with 99 yards on 18 carries.