COLLINWOOD, Tenn. —Defense and a timely offensive attack were the key ingredients in Collinwood’s 26-7 win over Loretto on Friday night.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Trojans.
Collinwood, (5-2, 3-1) rolled up 439 yards of offense behind quarterback Logan Montgomery.
Montgomery passed for 254 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for another 47 yards.
Meanwhile, the Trojans’ defense limited Loretto (5-3, 4-1) to 200 yards of offense.
Collinwood scored 20 first-half points and then used it’s defense to limit Loretto to only a fourth-quarter score.
Collinwood went deep into their playbook to go up 14-0 in the first quarter.
With 8:56 to play in the first quarter, running back Ben Ragan passed to Zack Reeves 45 yards for a touchdown. Just before the end of the quarter, Ragan ran 35 yards on a reverse for a second touchdown. Brier Daniel’s two kicks made it 14-0.
With just over a minute left in the first half, Montgomery connected with Reeves for 28 yards and another touchdown.
The duo combined for a 57-yard touchdown pass with 8:27 left to play in the third quarter as the Trojans took a 26-0 lead.
Loretto scored with 11:51 left in the game. Quarterback Matt Rosson passed to Devin Harris for a 19-yard touchdown. Jake Green kicked the extra point.
Wayne County 18
CORNERSVILLE. Tenn. — Wayne County was unable to deliver against Cornersville’s passing attack Friday night and slipped further down in the Region standings with a 21-18 road loss.
The Bulldogs dominated much of the game, but Jacob Bevis’ 96-yard run on the game’s final play brought Wayne County to within the final three-point margin. Bevis had 210 rushing yards on 19 carries.
That performance was over shadowed by Cornersville (3-4, 2-2) quarterback Hayden McMahon, who passed for 231 yards and two touchdowns. Both scoring strikes went to Stone Riner on plays of 10 and 74 yards.
Cornersville’s other touchdown came in the third quarter on Chance Dyer’s 6-yard run.
Wayne County (2-5, 1-3) trailed 14-6 at halftime, with Chase Camfield grabbing a 17-yard touchdown pass from Keeton Kelly in the second quarter.
Kelly found Ian Powell for a 34-yard touchdown in the third quarter for the Wildcats, but the only other threat came on Bevis’ 96-yard run to end the game.
Lawrence County 21, Franklin 14 (OT)
WINCHESTER, Tenn. — A 9-yard quarterback sack by Bret Davis and a 9-yard touchdown run by Marquis Lockridge in overtime propelled Lawrence County to a 21-14 win over Franklin on Friday.
Davis broke though to sack Franklin County quarterback Joe Critchlow to keep the Rebels out of the end zone.
On Lawrence County’s first possession in overtime, Lockridge broke through to score, giving the Wildcats the win.
Lawrence County (3-5, 1-4) rallied from a 14-0 deficit in the first quarter.
The Wildcats recovered an on-side kick to start the third quarter. Lockridge scored on a 11-yard run and Ben Evers’ kick made it 14-7.
After a scoreless third quarter, the Wildcats tied the game with 7:33 to play on a 37-yard when Lockridge run and Evers’ kick.
Sophomore Tanner Wray led the Wildcat defense with an interception and a fumble recovery.