By Tim Chambers
It took a “four-barrel combo” and three extra periods from John Sevier to finally put away T.A. Dugger, but the Junior Cyclones were in the hunt until the end.
The Warriors’ depth played a key role in their 30-28 three overtime win on Tuesday night at Rider Field.
It was quite a performance by ’Betsy under first-year head coach Johnny Burleson. The majority of starters played both ways and nearly pulled off a huge upset over the talented squad from Kingsport.
“What can you say about their effort?” said Burleson about his Junior Cyclones. “We’ve got eight or nine guys that plays both ways, and for them to play as many snaps as they did tonight is remarkable. They gave me the same effort on the last snap of the game as they did on the first one. I can’t ask for anything more from these guys. I just wish the score could have been reversed.”