Elizabethton took care of business on the road.
With a big night from Nate Stephens, the Cyclones ran to a 35-28 victory at Rhea County in nonconference action.
Stephens finished with 245 rushing yards and three touchdowns in the win.
After the Eagles took a 7-0 lead into the second quarter, Elizabethton answered as Jeriah Griffin scored on a 65-yard pass from Dalton Mitchell to tie things up.
Rhea County regained the lead at 14-7 with an Ethan Davis touchdown, but Stephens scored from 20 yards out on the next Elizabethton drive as the game went to the half tied at 14-14.
After a scoreless third quarter, Cade Russell pushed Elizabethton back into the lead with a short touchdown run. The Eagles, however, answered once again as Davis raced 80 yards for the touchdown.
The Cyclones used a pair of Stephens touchdowns to get some breathing room at 35-21.
Rhea County made it interesting by closing within a touchdown with a minute to play, but EHS recovered the onside kick to secure the win.
Mitchell finished the game 7-of-10 for 183 yards, while Griffin had two catches for 125 yards.
Davis led Rhea County with 39 carries for 259 yards.