It wasn’t pretty at times, but Elizabethton took care of business on Friday night.
The Cyclones steamrolled Sullivan Central to a 50-14 victory to close out the regular season. Elizabethton had previously secured the Region 1-4A No. 2 seed and moved to 8-2 on the season with the win at Central.
Elizabethton started quickly as Corey Russell broke free on the game’s opening offensive play for a 68-yard touchdown and then added an 11-yard score to push the Cyclone lead to 14-0.
Carter Everett found Week 10’s Climate Controllers Player of the Week Ryan Wetzel for a 35-yard touchdown.
Russell added another touchdown later in the first quarter, while the Cyclones special teams blocked a punt for a safety as EHS held a 29-0 lead after a quarter of play.
From there, it was all Cyclones.
Elizabethton saw Cameron Smith record a touchdown catch off an Everett pass. On the ground, Chandlor Mullins and Austin Outland recorded touchdowns.
Russell finished with 159 yards on nine carries. The junior running back surpassed 1,000 rushing yards during the game.