The Tullahoma Wildcats rolled past the Raiders of Spring Hill 29-7 Friday night at Buford Glandey Stadium in Columbia.
Tullahoma controlled the game from the start as they cashed in on the opening possession capping a 9 play 60 yard nearly four minute drive with a one yard Marvacy Johnson touchdown. The Wildcat defense also came to play holding the Raiders to one first down and four three and outs in the first half. They also accounted for 8 Tullahoma points as Jalen Hill recovered a fumble for a touchdown and sacking Spring Hill QB Chance Harmon in the endzone for a safety. Combined with a 31 yard Grant Chadwhick field goal the Cats built a 19-0 halftime lead despite having several promising drives stalled by penalties and a fumble.
Marvancy Johnson put the game away in the third as after a Raider three and out he ripped off a 46 yard touchdown run on the second play of the drive. With the PAT the lead was 26-0. Hailey Prebola added a 22 yard field goal late in the fourth to make it 29-0. Spring Hill avoided the shutout as they returned the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Tullahoma then ran out the clock to extend their win streak to five and set up a showdown for the Region 5-5A championship with Shelbyville Thursday Night. The Wildcats (7-2 overall 4-1 5-5A) are assured of a home playoff game in the first round in two weeks as even with a loss to the Golden Eagles they hold the head to head tie breaker over Coumbia.
Spring Hill fell to 2-7 on the season and 0-5 in region play. They close the season at Franklin County Thursday at 7:00.
Bowman Media has the showdown for the Region 5-5A title covered from all angles. 93.9 The Duck has the Tullahoma broadcast presented by Tennessee Homes and WHMT 105.1 & 95.9 brings your the Shelbyville call thanks to Newton Chevy GMC. Pregame coverage on both stations begins at 6:30 Thursday.