KNOXVILLE — With 528 yards of total offense, Knoxville Catholic had the firepower to overcome a 24-14 deficit early in the third quarter against four-time defending Division II-AAA state champion Brentwood Academy.
Before a national TV audience on ESPN 2, the Irish secured one of the program’s greatest regular season victories, roaring back to beat the Eagles 42-37 in KCHS’s Blaine Stadium Thursday evening, Oct. 3.
Keondre’ Jarmon, a sophomore, rushed 18 times for 107 of Catholic’s 344 rushing yards.
Receiver Tommy Winton, also a sophomore, caught a 12-yard Kaden Martin TD pass and ran 25 yards for a second score. Winton ended with seven receptions for 113 yards.
Martin, sophomore quarterback, accounted for four TDs, including three on the ground — one from 13 yards out and two other 1-yard scoring runs.
Defensively, senior defensive back Jack Jancek recorded nine solo tackles, 13 total. J.T. Quinones, junior linebacker, added six solo stops, 10 overall. Chancellor Bright, senior defensive back, had an interception.
While the Irish improved to 4-2 overall, 1-2 in East Region, the Eagles fell to 5-2, 2-2.