Ensworth beats MUS to claim third straight state championship
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Senior running back Corn Elder rushed for three touchdowns and 217 yards and Ensworth defeated Memphis University School 31-14 Thursday night to win its third straight TSSAA Division II-AA championship.
The game at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium was the second time the teams met this season, with the Tigers (13-0) also beating the Owls (10-3) 35-28 in their season opener.
Elder, who had 32 carries, was named the game's offensive MVP, while Ensworth quarterback Andrew Bowers threw for 152 yards on 8-of-11 passing.
Senior safety Matt Bolton of Memphis University School was named the defensive MVP after recording 13 total tackles- nine solo and four assisted - as well as recovering a fumble.
The Owls' Jordan Rodgers threw for 151 yards and a touchdown on 20-for-37 passing.
Ensworth led 17-14 at halftime, shutting out Memphis University School in the second half.
Webb School routs ECS 47-14 for II-A state title
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Junior running back Robby Strachan ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns as the Webb School of Knoxville defeated Evangelical Christian School 47-14 in the Division II-A state championship Thursday at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium.
It was the sixth state title for Webb School (11-1) and the third in four years. The Spartans improved to 4-2 against the Eagles (6-7) in the TSSAA playoffs.
Strachan, who had 18 carries, was named the game's offensive MVP, while teammate Brant Mitchell was the defensive MVP with 10 tackles - four unassisted and six assisted.
The Spartans took control of the game with three second-quarter touchdowns, including two Todd Kelly rushing scores, and led 27-0 at the half. Kelly ran for 118 yards on 13 carries.
Webb School rolled up 453 yards on 59 plays, including 406 rushing yards.
ECS quarterback Brent Rooker threw for 298 yards and two touchdowns on 23-of-29 passing.
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