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Ads overpower No. 3 OR
Sixth straight FHS win in series, 28-21


OAK RIDGE — Judging by state rankings, Oak Ridge football (No. 3-ranked in Class 6A last week) was back to its high-powered ways of the early 2000s.

But judging by Farragut’s total control of the line of scrimmage offensively, especially in the second half, the Admirals are a bit more high powered than OR.

With 379 yards rushing (501 total) thanks to a bulldozer effort from its offensive line and a trio of run threats, the Admirals rallied from a 14-10 third quarter deficit for the program’s sixth straight victory against the Wildcats, 28-21, Friday, Aug. 26, at ORHS’s Blankenship Field.

Saying his FHS offensive line was challenged to pick up its play by head coach Eddie Courtney at halftime, “We just came out high intensity, we had to come out and prove ourselves,” said junior offensive tackle Brett Dockery, who joined senior guards Miguel Aranda and Daniel Knipp, junior center Patrick Doucette and senior tackle Caleb Whitney to open huge holes all night. “Coach Courtney got in there and actually kinda challenged our manhood.”


Senior running back Jacob Johnson (13 carries, 206 yards, one TD), senior quarterback Cody Rule (13-for-85, one TD), and junior runner Jackson Fain (10-for-100, one TD) highlighted a crisply run option offense.

“They played great tonight, filling in where we messed up,” Dockery said.

Fain said the offensive line “played great the second half.”

Rule’s timely passing (14-of-23, 122) kept the Wildcats honest. Senior tight end Madison Brown added a 33-yard reception.

Christian Jetton, sophomore outside linebacker, joined senior linebacker Matt Lee as Farragut’s leading tacklers (seven each), as Oak Ridge (0-1) had 186 yards passing and 168 rushing. Jetton also killed a long drive with an interception. Linebackers Jake Bruce and Chris Farner and defensive end Robert Wrinkle each added six total tackles.

Defensive back Austin Cooper’s late third-quarter interception set up a 35-yard Ads’ TD march.

 

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