Rhea County High Schoolâ€™s Dimitrius Patterson (6) follows his lead blocker C.J. Shelton (55) during a run at Cookeville on Friday. Patterson had 77 yards rushing and caught a 30-yard touchdown pass to help the Eagles capture the 27-3 District 6-AAA win, which put them in sole possession of first place.
Tuesday, October 08, 2013Author: Ernie Harris
(Last modified: 2013-10-08 17:37:30)
Source: The Herald-News
In a battle of unbeatens in District 6-AAA, one football team had to emerge as leader, and the Rhea County High School Eagles’ passed their biggest test of the season Friday, as they triumphed 27-3 over the reigning district champs, the Cookeville Cavaliers.
The Eagle defense stepped up big again, holding the Cavaliers to only 89 yards rushing, with only six yards coming in the second half. Rhea only gave up 14 yards passing for the night, while Jacob Williams registered three sacks totaling 16 lost yards. Joby Berry led the charge at linebacker with nine tackles and a forced fumble, six being solo and three of those for lost yardage. Zach Daoust followed closely from his inside linebacker position by tallying eight tackles, six being solo.
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