It was all Elizabethton on Thursday night.
The Cyclones scored on the game’s first play from scrimmage and raced to a 51-13 victory over Sullivan Central in a game that was never in doubt for the Cyclones.
With the win, Elizabethton finishes the regular season with a 9-1 mark.
The Cyclones will open the Class 4A playoffs at home next Friday.
On Thursday night, the Elizabethton offense was firing on all cylinders.
EHS senior Carter Everett found Evan Perkins for a 73-yard touchdown as EHS took a 7-0 lead in the opening minute. After senior Corey Russell recorded an interception, Austin Outland scored on a short touchdown.
Elizabethton’s defense got in the scoring act on the ensuing possession as Perkins stepped in front of a Central pass and took it back for a pick six as EHS took a 22-0 advantage four minutes into the game.
Outland added another touchdown later in the quarter, this one from 54 yards out, and Russell broke free for a 72-yard touchdown to give EHS a 37-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Elizabethton lineman Clay Gwinn got his number called in the second quarter as he rumbled into the end zone from a yard out to push the lead to 44-0 at the half.
Bryson Rollins added a 10-yard touchdown in the third quarter to account for the final EHS score.
Central was able to get on the board in the fourth quarter.
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