Hixson 36, Marion County 27
HIXSON, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Hixson scored 19 unanswered points to erase a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit in rallying for a 35-27 win over previously unbeaten Marion County.
The Warriors (3-1) lost six fumbles in the game, the final one being recovered in the end zone by Preston Wilkey to give the Wildcats (2-1) a 28-27 lead with six minutes to play.
Blake Zeman and Jayme Ford scored in the third quarter to give Marion County a 27-14 lead entering the final frame.
Trey Coleman pulled Hixson within 27-22 with a three-yard run before the Wildcats took the lead when Marion County fumbled the ensuing kickoff.
Kedrick Bradley added a 20-yard touchdown in the closing minutes, and Gill Brown added the two-point conversion to seal the win.
MBA 24, Baylor 20
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Montgomery Bell Academy scored two touchdowns in the final six minutes to erase a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit and rally for a 24-20 road win over second-ranked Baylor.
After being held to just three points in the first half, the Red Raiders (3-1) caught fire in the third behind quarterback Michael O'Conner. The transfer from Canada went to the air to find Reggie Upshaw for a 12-yard touchdown to tie the game, then put Baylor in front with a three-yard run.
Rafael Gaglianone added a short field goal for a 20-10 lead, but MBA (3-1) put together two lengthy drives and got big defensive stops to shift the momentum.
Dylan Hall capped an 80-yard drive with a four-yard touchdown pass to Wilson Johnson to pull within 20-17, then the pair connected again to close a 68-yard drive with the game-winner from ten yards out.
After splitting snaps with Nick Tiano for the first three games, O'Conner played the entire second half. He finished 16-of-25 in the air for 200 yards and his two scores.
McCallie 43, Tyner 14
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Chad Tolliver scored four touchdowns and racked up 226 all-purpose yards as McCallie blasted visiting Tyner 43-13.
The Blue Tornado (1-2) scored on its first five possessions, which included three drives of three plays or fewer. Tolliver scored on runs of 8, 4, 42 and 1 on McCallie's first four possessions, then Nelson Johnston hit Eric Wolfe for a 54-yard touchdown for a 36-0 lead at the break and a mercy-rule running clock in the second half.
McCallie racked up more than 400 yards of total offense before setting the cruise control over the final period. Tyner added two late scores to avoid the shutout.
East Hamilton 41, Bradley Central 7
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Logan Jackson added 116 rushing yards to his already eye-popping season total as East Hamilton blasted host Bradley Central 41-7.
Jackson, who entered the game as the area's rushing leader with 603 yards, racked up 105 yards and his only touchdown in the first half.
Dallas Hammonds and Matt Militta also scored on the ground, while Hunter Moore completed 9-of-13 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns.
East Hamilton (3-1) intercepted four passes on the night, the last being returned 82 yards for a touchdown by Austin Gatewood.
Bradley's lone score came on Bryce Copeland's 77-yard touchdown pass to Dee Crisp in the second quarter.
Calhoun 56, Dalton 41
DALTON, Ga. (WRCB) -- Kelvis Rhodes scored six touchdowns, including five in the first half, but it wasn't enough to earn Dalton a victory in a wild 56-41 shootout loss to Calhoun.
Quarterback Taylor Lamb accounted for four scores, two rushing and two throwing, and the Jackets (2-0) forced six turnovers to win the highest-scoring game in Catamounts' history.
Rhodes piled up 179 yards rushing on ten carries in the first half, scoring on runs of 22, 5, 50 and 75 to give Dalton (1-1) a 39-34 lead at the break.
A muffed punt by the Catamounts inside their own five set up Alex Urbano's short touchdown run that turned the tide early in the third. The Jackets added a touchdown and a field goal for a 49-34 lead early in the fourth, then Lamb's late scoring strike to Josh Barnes answered Rhodes' sixth and final score for the final margin.
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