Led by a monster night from Junior running back Konor Heaton the Coffee County routed Spring Hill 49-7 Friday night in Columbia.
Heaton totaled 233 yards on 31 carries and scored three touchdowns for the Red Raiders who snapped a four-game losing streak.
Coffee County scored first at the 6:32 mark of the first quarter when Connor Shemwell hit Travis Martin for a 16-yard touchdown pass. The Red Raiders struck again at the end of the quarter when Shemwell ran in from 5-yards out with :32 seconds remaining. That score set up by a 37-yard dash my Heaton. The Extra Point however was no good, making it 13-0 Raiders after one.
Heaton found the endzone for the first time late in the 2nd on a 10-yard run 2:24 before the half, this time the PAT was good pushing the Coffee County lead to 20-0. The Red Raiders added 2 more on a safety with two seconds left in the half when Spring Hill quarterback Connor Swan was sacked in the endzone to make it 22-0 Coffee County at halftime.
Spring Hill’s only score of the evening came defensively at 7:06 of the third when Scott Carter recovered a fumble on a strip sack of Shemwell and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown. The Red Raiders answered right back to stop any spring hill momentum with a pair of Heaton touchdowns (10-yards and 1-yard respectively) in the final two minutes of the quarter to push their advantage to 35-9 after three.
The Coffee County reserves got the bulk of the action in the fourth and freshman Cole Pippenger scored twice on a 1-yard and 52-yard run to cap the 49-7 victory.
With the win the Red Raiders are now 2-4 overall and 0-2 in region 3-6A. Coffee County returns home to host region foe Warren County on homecoming Friday. Pregame 6:00 Kickoff 7:00 on The Rooster 101.5.