The Cyclones had an upset on the mind. However, Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) had another idea.
Elizabethton was unable to keep pace with the high-powered offensive attack of the Warriors as they fell 48-19 in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs. The loss ends Elizabethton’s season with a 10-2 record.
On the opening drive of the game, Elizabethton nearly jumped out early, but was forced to punt. After the Warriors struck with a Cole Smith touchdown, a Cyclone fumble set up CAK to take a 13-0 lead with a Smith touchdown pass to Phillip Nichols.
Elizabethton found some offensive rhythm on the next drive as Jeremiah Turner broke free for a lengthy run, and Hunter Tyree snuck into the end zone to put the Cyclones on the board. However, the Warriors answered quickly as Elizabethton trailed 27-6 at the half.
CAK extended the advantage to 48-6 after three quarters of play.
Turner added a score for Elizabethton with a 17-yard touchdown run. The Cyclones capped the scoring when Drew Bowers caught a Tyree pass for a four-yard score.
Tyree finished the game 12-of-22 with 123 yards. On the ground, Turner recorded 14 carries for 134 yards.
For CAK, Smith had a stellar game as he went 16-of-24 for 277 yards and added nearly 80 yards no the ground.
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