Cyclones Move Past Morristown West To Improve To 2-0



Elizabethton kept on track Friday night.

The Cyclones captured a 20-7 victory over Morristown West inside Burke-Toney Stadium on Friday night. It was the first meeting between the two schools since 2002.

The game was called early in the fourth quarter due to lightning.

With the win, Elizabethton advanced to 2-0 on the season with a win over a Class 5A (Morristown West) and a Class 6A (Science Hill)

Points were hard to come by for both teams as EHS scored the lone first-half touchdown with just over two minutes to play.

EHS took a 7-0 lead when Rhett Slagle hit Eli Blevins for a 24-yard score, and Elizabethton maintained the advantage at the half.

The Cyclones opened the scoring in the third quarter when Jeriah Griffin scored on a tw0-yard run. After Morristown West closed the gap with a five-yard touchdown from Malakhi Isom, the Cyclones answered with an impressive seven-play drive that covered 71 yards – including a 38-yard pass from Slagle to Luke Whaley.

Slagle capped the drive with a four-yard touchdown with 31 seconds left in the third as the Cyclones pushed the advantage to 20-7 after three complete quarters.

Morristown West fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and Elizabethton was driving early in the fourth before the game was stopped and called due to the weather.

Slagle finished with 177 passing yards on 11-of-23 passing, while Kaleb Holzer had nine carries for 51 yards.

Whaley had 107 receiving yards on five cataches.

The Cyclone defense held the Trojans to just 190 total offensive yards.


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