Coffee County falls on the road; TSSAA Playoffs begin Friday Night

On a cold damp night in Rhea County the Red Raiders of Coffee County fought hard, but the Golden Eagles were able to pick up the non-district 42-21 win.

Rhea County jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the 1st quarter, but the Raiders did not quit as they battled back to tie the game on two Connor Shemwell to Travis Martin touchdown passes. The Eagles scored once more before halftime to make it 21-14 at the break.

Rhea County’s wing-t offense continued its good work in the 2nd half, especially Sophomore RB Ethan Davis who finished the game with 278 yards and 5 touchdowns.

After falling behind 42-14 Coffee County managed one more score as Shemwell and Martin connected The Raiders added a touchdown late when Shemwell connected with Martin for a third for a third TD pass.

Shemwell finished the night with 213 yards passing. Konor Heaton finished with a tough 68 yards rushing.

Martin was named the Sir Pizza Player of the Game as he caught 6 passes for 90 yards and the 3 scores.

Coffee County (5-5) travels Murfreesboro on Friday night to take on Riverdale (9-1) in the first-round of the TSSAA playoffs. Game time is 7 p.m. with the pre-game show starting at 6 p.m. on The Rooster 101.5 FM.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. News and Sports Director for Rooster 101.5 FM, 93.9 The Duck and Whiskey Country 105.1, and 95.9. He is currently the play-by-play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders (31 years) on The Rooster 101.5 and can be heard M-F broadcasting our local news. Lucky has done play-by-play for 3,993 (and counting) sports events on Radio & TV. He also served four years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for six years at Grundy County High School.

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