Brett King threw three touchdown passes in the Chiefs loss at DeKalb County.
DEKALB COUNTY-The Sequoyah Chiefs had
their chances Friday night to do what many people said they couldn't.
Time after time the Chiefs got within reach of the lead but could not
overtake the Tigers. This game was much closer, however, than the final score
The Tigers struck first with a
touchdown run by Will Molander in the first quarter. After a Luke
Knott onside kick recovery the Chiefs put some points on the board
themselves as Brett King found Austin Lunsford for a 30-yard strike
in the corner of the endzone. Extra point was missed, 7-6 the score.
Blake Huffman ran the ball well during
the first half, literally dragging tiger defenders as the game went
on. The time ran off the clock by the running game didn't bother
DeKalb. Lucas Phillips hit Sonni Fullilove with a post route for a
score that made the game 13-6 in the second. After a Phillips scamper
the game was 19-6 at the half. Sequoyah wouldn't give up though.
The offense found some rythym in the
second half. Garret Dalton, Reuben Abernathy, and Lunsford all made
huge plays in the passing game. After another Phillips score that
made the game 25-6, King and Abernathy hooked up for a 35-yard strike
of their own making the score 25-13.
On the insuing possession the
Tigers threw an interception to Lunsford at the Chief 25-yard line.
Sequoyah had some hope as the third quarter was winding down, but
just three plays later King would throw an interception of his own.
Devonta Milan scored after the turnover and made the game 32-13.
After another Chief punt Chris Chapman added another rushing score
making the game 39-13. Matt Gletty had some big catches and brought
one down for 32 on the last drive of the game. Dalton would cap off
the scoring mark for the Chiefs late in the fourth as he hauled in a
30-yard pass from King. After the Logan McDonald extra point, and
King's third touchdown pass the final was set at 39-21.
Defensively, the Chiefs had
contributions from all over the place. Brian Tilley and Huffman made
plays over the middle, as did Caleb Minor who once again, seemed to
always be around the ball. Lunsford and Dalton played well at the
corner spots in this pass happy offense.
Dustin Webb, Thomas
Spradlin and Xavier Satterfield made tackles as the line of
scrimmage. Drew Carson had a big sack of Phillips late in the third
quarter that really ignited the Sequoyah fan base that traveled to
The was a tough game for the Chiefs as it was one of the
tougher 4/5 matchups in the 4A playoffs. That being said, Sequoyah
should be proud of how they performed this season. The senior class
of Huffman, Lunsford, Casey Coon, Tyler Davidson, Tilley, and Jarred
Johnson have led the Chiefs to three straight playoff appearances. No
senior class has ever done that.