In a battle for control of their own destiny, Elizabethton was unable to answer Greeneville’s weapons.
The Cyclones dropped a 42-12 decision to the Green Devils inside Citizens Bank Stadium.
With the loss, Elizabethton saw a 31-game winning streak snapped and EHS moves to 1-1 on the season.
After Elizabethton was unable to get anything going on the game’s opening drive, Greeneville used an eight-play drive to cover 59 yards and took a 7-0 lead when Mason Gudger scored on a two-yard run.
The Cyclones, however, settled down on the next drive. EHS used 18 plays to march down the field and pulled within a point when Bryson Rollins fought his way into the endzone for a two-yard score.
The teams traded punts until Greeneville saw Brady Quillen hit Jakobi Gillespie on a short pass on a third down, and Gillespie raced 82 yards for the touchdown.
Elizabethton was stopped on downs on the ensuing possession. Greeneville pushed the advantage to 21-6 at the half after Gudger scored his second touchdown of the night.
In the second half, the Cyclones continued to battle, but Greeneville had the answers.
GHS opened the third quarter scoring after converting a fourth down to set up a four-yard Gudger touchdown.
The Cyclones continued to battle as EHS marched down the field and got back on the board when Rollins dived into the endzone from six yards out.
Greeneville, however, answered with a pair of Gudger touchdowns to erase any thought of an Elizabethton comeback.
Rollins finished with 84 yards on 21 carries, while he was 13-of-22 for 110 yards. Nate Stephens added 45 yards rushing, while Jake Roberts had eight catches for 75 yards.
Gudger recorded 21 carries for 167 yards and finished the night with five touchdowns. Quillen had 158 yards n 6-of-8 passing with 41 rushing yards, while Gillespie ended the night with 159 yards on five catches.
Elizabethton returns to action next Friday as Daniel Boone makes the trip for Homecoming 2021.
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