Hurd lifts Beech over Columbia Central 56-35 in 5A
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jalen Hurd broke the freshly minted TSSAA single-season rushing record just six hours after it was set by accumulating 394 yards and seven touchdowns - both championship records - on 34 carries to lead Beech to a 56-35 victory over Columbia Central Friday night in the Class 5A championship game.
The record was originally broken earlier Friday by Huntingdon quarterback Jacob Warbritton, who rushed for 163 yards to finish with 3,082 for the year as his team lost the Class 1A game.
Hurd only needed 119 to break the new mark, and had 133 and three touchdowns in the first half alone. Hurd ended his season with 3,357 rushing yards as Beech (15-0) won its second state title.
Matthew Markham led the Lions (12-3) with 356 yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-33 passing.
Beech's Kourtney Hawkins was named the game's defensive MVP with 10 tackles and an interception.
CAK tops Milan 48-14 for Tennessee Class 3A title
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Charlie High and his Christian Academy of Knoxville teammates rewrote the record book Friday as the Warriors defeated Milan for the second straight year in the Tennessee Class 3A championship, winning 48-14.
In the win, High set the TSSAA career passing record (10,978 yards, besting Westwood's Kenton Evans with 10,519 from 1993-95), broke his own BlueCross Bowl record with six touchdown passes and fell 16 yards short of his own title game passing record with 461 yards. High, the Class AA Mr. Football Back, was named the game's offensive MVP for the Warriors (14-4).
Davis Howell set the National Foundation of State High School Associations record for career receptions with 358, catching 15 for 172 yards and two touchdowns.
Milan's Davon Andrews was named the defensive MVP, tallying nine tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. Arkel Coleman led the Bulldogs (12-3) with 198 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Gordonsville beats back Huntingdon 21-20 for 1A title
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Senior quarterback Payton Watson rushed in for what resulted as the game-winning touchdown and a two-point conversion as Gordonsville beat Huntingdon 21-20 in the Tennessee high school Class 1A state championship on Friday.
After GHS (13-1) scored to make it 21-14 with 2:23 remaining, Huntingdon put together a 48-second scoring drive, ending as Glynn Hilliard rushed for a 34-yard touchdown.
The Mustangs (12-3) lined up for a two-point conversion and senior quarterback Jacob Warbritton was tackled outside the end zone, keeping the Tigers on top.
Warbritton needed 131 yards entering the contest to break the TSSAA single-season rushing yardage record, and ended with 163 yards on 34 carries for a career total of 3,082 yards.
Watson, who ran for 99 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries and passed for 24 yards and a touchdown on 2-for-5 passing was named the game's offensive MVP. Huntingdon's Logan Diebold was the defensive MVP with seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.
The win gives Gordonsville its second state championship and first since 1984.
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