Carter Everett and the Elizabethton offense found the right gear and never looked back on Friday night.
Everett threw for six touchdowns as the Cyclones stormed past Sequoyah in a 62-35 victory in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. Elizabethton is set to travel to Anderson County for the second round.
The Cyclones struck first as Austin Outland raced 33 yards for a touchdown. Sequoyah, however, answered quickly with a 14-yard touchdown run from Josh Stakely. Outland countered for Elizabethton with a 37-yard touchdown run.
Everett threw his first touchdown night of the pass with a 61-yard throw to Evan Perkins. That gave Elizabethton a 21-7 lead going to the second quarter.
The second quarter opened when Ryan Wetzel caught a 40-yard touchdown pass. The Jaxton Holly point after pushed the lead to 28-7 early in the second. Everett threw three more touchdown passes in the second quarter – two to Wetzel and one to Perkins – as Elizabethton pushed the lead to 48-14 at the half.
Wetzel got back in the scoring act in the third as he caught a 10-yard Everett pass for a touchdown. Cameron Trimm also added a 6-yard touchdown run for the Cyclones.
Everett went 21-of-25 for 368 yards with the six touchdowns. Wetzel finished with nine catches for 155 yards and four scores, while Perkins had six catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns.
Outland finished with 93 yards rushing.