KINGSPORT–The Elizabethton freshman team fell from the unbeaten ranks on Thursday night, but not before putting up quite a fight. Dobyns-Bennett outlasted the Cyclones 19-13 inside of J. Fred Johnson Stadium.
The Indians appeared to have the game well in hand after building a 19-0 halftime advantage. They had a 65-yard touchdown run on a busted play and a trick play that accounted for another score.
The Cyclones showed a lot of spunk by outplaying D-B in the second half.
Ethan Thomas scored an 11-yard touchdown on a screen pass from Caleb Armstrong in the third quarter, and again on a 25-yard run with five minutes remaining in the fourth.
Rashad Harrington had a pair of catches, including one for 30 yards that set up ‘Betsy’s first touchdown. Cameron Miller provided a fumble recovery.
“It was a gusty all around effort by our kids,” said Elizabethton head coach Josh Boatman. “We challenged the kids at halftime and they responded in a big way. It was the first time we’ve trailed this year, so they showed a lot of heart in the way that they battled back. We just ran out of time at the end.”