By Rick Sheek
The battle for the finish line between T.A. Dugger’s Porter Bradley and University School’s Jeb Jones continues to intensify.
Porter had won the first two middle school cross country races of the fall, with Jones each time crossing runner-up. The result reversed on Tuesday at Sycamore Shoals State Park.
After Porter led most of the two-mile race, the seventh-grader was overtaken down the stretch. Jones, an eighth-grader, crossed in 12:09 to the 12:15 effort of Bradley in the Showdown at the Shoals.