In a battle of unbeaten teams, Elizabethton wasn’t going to be denied.
The Cyclones rolled to a 45-0 victory over Class 5A Cherokee on Homecoming 2019 inside Citizens Bank Stadium. Elizabethton improved to 5-0 on the year.
From the opening drive, it was all EHS.
The Cyclones marched down the field methodically on the game’s first possession that was capped when Bryson Rollins hit Parker Hughes for an 18-yard touchdown.
After the Cyclone defense forced the Chiefs off the field, Elizabethton capped off a 10-play drive with a one-yard run from Rollins.
The Cyclone defense grabbed an interception on the ensuing drive and Rollins added another short touchdown to give EHS a 21-0 advantage.
Mother Nature started making her presence felt in the end of the second quarter, but Jaxton Holly ended the half with a 29-yard field goal as Elizabethton took a 24-0 lead into the second half.
The game was delayed at the break due to lightning, but the action resumed after a 90-minute break.
In the third quarter, Rollins added a four-yard touchdown. Zach Hartley got in the scoring action with a pick-six from 40 yards out.
Cameron Trimm capped off the scoring in the final quarter with a 68-yard touchdown.
Rollins finished with 20 carries for 139 yards. Cade Maupin tallied 21 carries for 131 yards for Elizabethton.
Hartley finished with two interceptions.
Elizabethton returns to action next Friday with a trip to William Blount.
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