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Cyclones Rolls Into Quarterfinals With Win At Anderson County

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It was strictly business for Elizabethton on Friday night.

The Cyclones scored early and never looked back to take a 45-7 victory at Anderson County in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs.

With the win, Elizabethton sets up a rematch with Greeneville in Greeneville next Friday night in the state quarterfinals.

At Anderson County, Elizabethton hit the gas early.

Bryson Rollins and Jake Roberts connected for two first-quarter touchdowns. The first one was from 30 yards out while the second one covered 22 yards out.

A pair of extra points from Sean Smithdeal gave the Cyclones a 14-0 lead after a quarter of play.

Rollins pushed the lead out to 21-0 early in the second with a five-yard run. Teddy Orton pushed the lead 28-0 at the half as he took a screen 42 yards for a score.

After the Mavericks scored early in the third quarter, Cade Russell countered to cap off a strong drive with a four-yard scoring run.

Smithdeal added a 26-yard field goal as EHS took a 38-7 lead after three-quarters of play.

The final Cyclone touchdown of the night came when Nate Stephens scored on a 44-yard run.

Rollins finished 12-of-17 passing for 183 yards while adding 155 yards on 22 carries on the ground. He had four total touchdowns.

Roberts had 71 yards on four catches. Smithdeal was 6-of-6 on extra point attempts.

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