The Tullahoma Wildcats remained undefeated and bested one of their top challengers in region 5-4A with a 28-20 victory over Marshall County at home on Friday Night.
After a scoreless first quarter the Cats struck first with a 2-yard touchdown run by Quarterback Ryan Scott :13 seconds into the 2nd quarter. Scott doubled the Tullahoma lead with 7:56 to go in the half with a 20-yard TD run, and the Cats took that 14-0 advantage into the locker room at the half.
Following a scoreless third, Tullahoma pushed its advantage to 21 points when Scott pushed it in from 3 yards out for his third score of the night with 10:38 to play in the game.
Marshall County answered right back in a little less than 3 minutes when Demario Davis hit Lamarion Pierce for a 35-yard touchdown pass with 7:49 left in the 4th. The Tigers recovered an onside kick and pulled within 7 with 5:21 to play as Davis hit Jayden Randolph for a 13-yard touchdown pass.
KeiShawn Cummings gave the Cats a little breathing room breaking loose on a 59-yard run that set up a 1-yard TD plunge with 4:08 to play in the game to put Tullahoma up 28-14.
But the Tigers weren’t done yet. Davis and Pierce connected on a 38-yard score with 2:03 left in the game, however the PAT was no good leaving the Cats with an 8-point lead. Marshall County would get the ball back at their own 6-yard line with :42 seconds to play but the Tullahoma defense held strong as the Cats pulled out a 28-20 victory.
Tullahoma (3-0, 1-0 in 5-4A) visit Creek Wood in another region battle Friday night at 7:00. Coverage starts at 6:00 on 93.9 The Duck!