Vonore/Madisonville

Vonore and Madisonville squared off last Saturday in youth league action. This week Madisonville welcomes Tellico to James Felker field and Vonore will host Loudon at Labe Gregory field.

Last Saturday Vonore and Madisonville took to the field in youth league action in an age old rivalry that has become more friendly over the years due to the coming together of the two communities to form Sequoyah High School.

The youth leagues now work together in competition to train the young men in the basics of football, but to also put together an effort to “get to know” each other to promote a friendship that can carry over to the high school level.

Madisonville 28 Vonore 0: In Cricket action, it was all Madisonville, as Eli Byrum, Hunter Daffron, and Tyler Stamey ripped off runs for the Tornadoes.

Despite a great defensive effort from the Blue Devils led by Conner Lawson, Layne Kaylor, and Dakota Morgan. Daffron started the scoring with a 22-yard run and Byrum added the conversion for the 8-0 lead eating up most of the first quarter. Byrum and Stamey produced some big runs on Madisonville’s second drive and Byrum also completed some passes to Daffron, but it was Daffron again with a big run, this time from 32 yards out for the score.

Vonore’s defense denied the conversion making the score 14-0.

Vonore moved the ball on the next possession with runs from Kaylor and Lawson but turned the ball over on downs due to the defensive play of Madisonville’s Meechi Rice, Daffron and Trevon Graham.

With time running out on the half, Byrum and Daffron continued to hookj up on passes and Stamey finished off the drive with a 29 yard run with Byrum providing the conversion to push the score to 22-0 at halftime.

In the third quarter Byrum and Daffron hit it big on a 49 yard touchdown pass for the final score of the game. Gage Larocque also provided big plays for the Vonore defense, but it was the Madisonville offense that ruled the day enroute to the 28-0 win.

Madisonville 32 Vonore 0

The Tornado Hoppers picked up where the Crickets left off with a smothering defense led by Liam Blair, Layne Thompson, and Elijah Greaves. Brady Westfield and Elias Heath put together some big runs on Madisonville’s first offensive possession after forcing a Vonore punt, and it was Heath capping the drive off with an 18 yard run and the conversion to lead 8-0. Lucas Stamey, Heath, Omar Miller, and Thompson shut Vonore down on the second Blue Devil possession and Vonore’s defense, led by Damian Ward, Trenton Clowers, Jesse Winger and Adam Lawson kept Madisonville in check to go to halftime with Madisonville leading 8-0.

Westfield got the Tornadoes on the board again quickly in the third quarter with a 68 yard run and the conversion was no good to push the lead to 14-0 despite the defensive effort of Blue Devil Chance Shapiro. The Tornadoes Jayden Burchfield got in the scoring act when he covered 32 yards and the conversion to make it 20-0. Westfield added another score not long after from 47 yards out and after three quarters of play, Madisonville was cruising at 26-0. Westfield got the scoring trifecta in the fourth quarter on a 34 yard run to provide the final score of 32-0.

Madisonville 30 Vonore 0

The Madisonville Cutters defense employed the bend but don’t break philosophy against Vonore, as the Blue Devils got good runs from Ashton Stamey, Kampbell Silver, and Eddie Duncan but was unable to find the endzone. Jesse Millsaps, Ethan Blair, Isaac Elliott and Cooper Self led the Tornado defense.

Elliot recovered a fumble but Madisonville gave the ball right back to Vonore on a fumble of their own that was recovered by Tyler Thomas. After a Vonore punt, the Madisonville offense only needed one play to score and it was an 88 yard run from Millsaps. The conversion was no good. Madisonville recovered an onside kick but Stamey quickly reversed it with an interception. Vonore eventually punted and Millsaps once again took off on a long run, this time for 90 yards, to give Madisonville a 12-0 lead. Millsaps later scored his third touchdown of the half on a 28 yard run to provide Madisonville with a 18-0 halftime lead.

After getting the ball to start the second half, the Millsaps highlight show continued scoring from 41 yards out to extend the lead to 24-0. Millsaps amassed 247 yards on four touchdown runs on the day, and decided to add one for good measure on the defensive side when he stepped in front of a pass and returned it 45 yards for the touchdown. Also leading the Madisonville defensive effort were Maverick McLemore, Logan Watson, Skyler Kilby, Malachi Howard, Demario Keener, Chris Miller, and Emilio Sanchez.

  1. Juniors game was delayed until Tuesday. Information was not complete as of press time. Look for game summary in Mid-Week edition. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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