How the Rebels scored against Whitehaven
By Marcus Fitzsimmons | (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOW THE REBELS SCORED
TSSAA Class 6A
BLUECROSS BOWL TITLE GAME
on Overall Field at Tucker Stadium
Tennessee Technological University
WHITEHAVEN TIGERS 36, MARYVILLE RED REBELS 35, OT
Rebels 7 7 7 7 7 — 35
Whitehaven 7 7 7 7 8 — 36
REBELS 9:36 — Shawn Prevo 2 run (Miguel McNelly kick)
Maryville’s Ethan Dudley forced the ball from Patrick Smith and Will Murrin recovered the fumble on the Tigers’ first rushing attempt of the game and made the first big break go Red. Prevo broke off runs of 9 and 11 yards and after losing a yard on first-and-goal at the 1. The junior found plenty of room on the second crack at it.
5 plays | 23 yards | 1:55 | M 7-0
W 4:24 — Mark Dodson 71 run (Mamadou Agne kick)
Whitehaven’s Roderick Owens stripped Shuler at the 9 to turn things around for the Tigers. Dodson went toss sweep left and toss sweep right but had much of it negated by a personal foul block out of bounds. Dodson took the direct snap the distance, heading left and cutting back and up the Maryville sideline before letting up and cruising the last 20 yards into the Purple end zone after simultaneously crossing the 3,000-yard rushing mark for the season.
4 plays | 91 yards | 1:27 | 7-7
REBELS 10:10 — Logan Winders 3 pass from Nick Myers (McNelly kick)
Maryville had a little more offense that the Tigers had flags. TJ Kimble made his presence felt on third down catch and the Tigers Racquan Robinson was across the line and back to Prevo before the ball was snapped to draw a flag and help the Rebels pick up another first. Things got strange inside the 10, where McNelly kicked a field goal, but an inadvertent contact to kicker gave Maryville the chance to throw to a wide-open Winders, who had been tripped up with no flag on third down.
14 plays | 78 yards | 6:14 | M 14-7
W :11.1 — Dodson 8 run (Agne kick)
After three interceptions in five plays, the Tigers started off the last scoring drive of the half racing the clock from the 37. Dodson willed Whitehaven to the score using a higher gear to pick up 13 and 10 yards on second and inches, playing peek-a-boo behind his blockers by moving side to side until the convoy reached the pylon.
5 plays | 37 yards | :59 | 14-14
REBELS 6:43 — Prevo 8 run (McNelly kick)
It was a Prevoan fact that the junior was on a mission, carrying on five of the drive’s seven plays. Shuler made a catch on play action and picked up a first down, recovering his fumble, and Myers kept the Tigers guessing with a carry up the middle.
7 plays | 75 yards | 2:23 | M 21-14
W 1:45 — Dodson 15 run (Agne kick)
Dodson seemed ready to run all the way to Ole Miss, getting the last 46 yards on six carries.
11 plays | 72 yards | 4:58 | 21-21
W 3:39 — Dodson 10 run (Agne kick)
After taking the ball on downs Maryville couldn’t get out of its own territory, and the Tigers had 46 yards to go for the lead and consumed about half the remaining time doing it. Dodson went down and returned shortly for his fourth score of the night and a little closer to record-breaking territory.
8 plays | 46 yards | 3:53 | W 28-21
REBELS :45.3 — Kimble 14 pass from Myers (McNelly kick)
Kimble was the man of the hour making three grabs and getting out of bounds before the crucial one the opposite side as Myers threw back against the grain. The 2-point conversion on a direct snap to Prevo tossed to Cody Carroll going to opposite direction and then launched to Winders was nullified by a penalty.
9 plays | 77 yards | 2:54 | 28-28
REBELS — Prevo 5 run (McNelly kick)
1 play | 10 yards | M 35-28
W — Dodson 2 run (Dodson run)
2 plays | 10 yards | W 36-35
First Downs 21 17
Rushes-Yds 46-260 50-420
Passing Yds 98 26
Cmp-Att-Int 8-16-2 2-7-2
Total Off 62-358 57-446
Punts-Avg 2-23.5 3-31.7
Possession Time 25:12 34:48
Third Down 3-8 3-9
Fourth Down 1-2 1-2
Red-Zone 5-6 4-6
MARYVILLE: Prevo 30-156; Shuler 10-68; Myers 5-37
WHITEHAVEN: Dodson 34-318; Patrick Smith 12-73, Sims 2-30, Phillips 2-(-1)
MARYVILLE: Myers 8-15-2 98 yds 2 TD
WHITEHAVEN: P. Smith 2-7-2 26 yds
MARYVILLE: Shuler 2-38; Kimble 5-58; Winders 1-2
WHITEHAVEN: Gerald Perry 1-19, Sims 1-19.
— Marcus Fitzsimmons