Rarely does one play determine the outcome of a football game. But if you ask McMinn County what play turned the tide in the Admiral’s 23-10 win in their battle this past Friday, they’d have to say it was “the stop”.
With no time left on the clock left in the first half, the Cherokees were 1 yard away from taking a 17-10 lead into the half as well as the momentum that follows. Following a pass interference call in the endzone, McMinn ran left only to be met by Farragut’s Nick Henningson with “the stop”.
The Admirals took that momentum and never gave it back holding the Cherokees to just 14 yards rushing from scrimmage in the second half after allowing 142 yards in the first.
The evening was full of solid play by both the offense and defense. Offensively, Junior QB Brian Phillips managed the game like a seasoned veteran completing 14-25 passes for 118 yards and rushing for another 19. He connected with his receivers all night - Jake Bruce ( 5 catches for 43 yards), Thomas Barnett (5-31) and Christian Jetton (3-51).
Defensively, the Admirals were led by Nick Henningson with 11 tackles, Ryan Glittenkamp with 10 and Taylor Hunt with 7.
The majority of the scoring came from senior kicker Jonathan King who completed 2 PATs and 3 field goals from 27, 36, and 42.
A late 50 yard TD run by senior running back Jackson Fain capped off a 137 yard night for the senior back.
Next week, the Admirals hope to continue the momentum as they take on the West Rebels for Homecoming.Tweet