Signal Mountain 55, South Pittsburg 54
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. (WRCB) -- In a game dominated by offense, Cale Shelton's tackle turned out to be the biggest play of the night at Beene Stadium.
Shelton broke through to stop JaJuan Lankford short of the goal-line on a two-point conversion attempt in the closing minutes to preserve Signal Mountain's 55-54 win at South Pittsburg.
It was the Eagles' third straight win in the rivalry series.
Outside of Shelton's big stop and a fumble return for a touchdown by South Pittsburg's Khalil Mitchell, the night was a wild shootout owned by the offenses.
The two teams racked up more than 1,000 total yards and a total of 16 touchdowns while featuring just one punt.
Robert Turner led the Eagles (3-3) with 126 yards rushing, while James McClean added 116 more on the ground. Reese Phillips threw for more than 200 yards and a score, and also rushed for three touchdowns.
Demetric Johnson erupted for 221 rushing yards and four touchdowns on just seven carries to pace the top-ranked Pirates (4-1), while Lankford racked up 202 yards and two scores on just eight in a losing cause.
Polk County 22, Walker Valley 0
CHARLESTON, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Justin Green scored two touchdowns and Polk County limited Walker Valley to just 179 yards of total offense in a 22-0 non-district win.
Zach Miller piled up 126 yards on 29 carries to lead the Wildcats (5-1). He plowed in from six-yards out early in the first quarter for the Wildcats' first score.
Green added touchdown runs in the second and fourth quarters as part of his 67-yard night.
The Mustangs (3-2), who lost their second straight after the program's first-ever 3-0 start, mustered just 50 yards of offense and one first down in the first half. Gabe Cartwright's 38 yards rushing was tops on the team.
Cleveland 41, Red Bank 7
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WRCB) -- E.K. Slaughter's return to Cleveland was a forgettable one.
The host Blue Raiders scored on their first four possessions and never looked back in crushing Red Bank 41-7.
Slaughter, who stepped down as Cleveland's coach after three seasons last November and resurfaced at Red Bank (1-4) this spring, saw his team shut out until Hagan Wilkey's late touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
Austin Herink operated Cleveland's offense to near perfection in the first half, completing 12-of-18 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown before intermission.
C.J. Bryant rushed for three touchdowns and finished with 132 yards on just seven carries. His first two scores came in the first half as the Blue Raiders (4-2) built a 28-0 halftime lead en route to their fourth straight win.
Notre Dame 23, Lookout Valley 13
TIFTONIA, Tenn. (WRCB) -- The expected shootout never developed, but Notre Dame did enough offensively to secure a 23-13 road win at Lookout Valley in a non-district battle of one-loss teams.
Freshman Ricky Ballard rushed for 201 yards and all three Irish touchdowns, including two in the second half, to fuel the win.
Jamal Jones rushed for 92 yards and a score, and added a 64-yard touchdown catch to lead the Yellow Jackets (4-2).
The two teams traded scores early in the opening quarter, but combined for just 228 yards the rest of the first half to stay knotted at 7-all at the break.
Ballard scored twice in the third quarter on runs of 13 and two yards to put Notre Dame up 20-7. Jones' second touchdown run cut the deficit to 20-13 in the fourth, but Alex Darras' field goal sealed the Irish (4-1) win.
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