Soddy Daisy holds on for 14-7 region win over Rhea County
Rhea County and Soddy Daisy have had quite the rivalry the last few years and this season would be no different. A win for the Golden Eagles would give them the 5A-Region 4 title. A win for the Trojans and they'll be one step closer to a second straight championship.
Rhea County won the toss, took the ball, and cashed in. After a timely penalty during a punt, the Golden Eagles marched right down the field capped by a Jackson Langley touchdown run to open a 7-0 lead.
A botched snap on a punt would turn the tide for Soddy Daisy. They would recover the ball right at the doorstep and Hayden Maynor would take care of the rest with a touchdown run. A holding penalty on the extra point would bump the Trojans back and they would miss the extra point, so Rhea County took a 7-6 lead into halftime.
On the first drive of the second half Soddy Daisy wasted no time taking the lead. Kesean Eubanks took a pass from Isaac Barnes 40 yards to the end zone, two-point conversion good, and Soddy Daisy found themselves ahead 14-7.
It was a grind the rest of the way, but Rhea County would manage to get inside the Trojans ten yard line with a little over a minute to go. Soddy Daisy's defense would hold strong and close out a 14-7 victory.
Soddy Daisy is now one win from their second straight region title. They'll welcome Bradley Central next week before hosting Walker Valley. A win over the Mustangs will clinch the region championship for Soddy Daisy.
Rhea County goes on the road next week to take on Karns.