By Tim Chambers
It wasn’t a good day for Vance Middle School in its quest to lasso the Junior Longhorns. Johnson County’s 36-14 win, along with 306 yards of offense, on Saturday at Bristol’s Stone Castle shocked the boys from Sullivan County.
Coach Matt Bray was a happy camper after the win. He felt like his kids played with a chip on their shoulder in a David versus Goliath-type matchup.
“We were the underdog being a county school, but I don’t think they thought we could score on them,” said Bray. “But we ran the ball and threw it well. Everybody executed their assignments. It just seemed like everything came together.”