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TMS Wildcats blast Coffee County 38-0

Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:40 am

The Tullahoma Middle School football team celebrates after dominating Coffee County 38-0 in front of a home crowd on Thursday night. –Staff Photo by Chris Barstad


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The Tullahoma Middle School football team quickly grabbed the lead and never looked back on Thursday night, soundly defeating Coffee County at home, shutting out the Red Raiders 38-0.

After dominating Coffee County on Thursday night, the Wildcats (1-0) will have a quick turnaround when they host Bridgeforth on Tuesday. Kickoff of that game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

Stopping the Red Raiders on their first possession, Tullahoma took over at Coffee County’s 43-yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Zach Suggs broke loose for a 43-yard touchdown run with 5:13 left in the opening quarter. DJ Dillehay added a short 3-yard scamper to punch in the 2-point conversion, making it an 8-0 ballgame.

Tullahoma running back Jaxon Sheffield breaks loose for a touchdown run against Coffee County on Thursday night. –Staff Photo by Chris Barstad

Tullahoma padded its lead by adding another touchdown on its second possession. This time it was a 9-yard rushing score from Jacob Dixon that increased the Wildcats’ lead with 58 seconds left in the first quarter. Quarterback Ryan Scott hit Brody Melton on a pass to compete the 2-point conversion as TMS led 16-0.

Coffee County looked poised to cut into its deficit on its next possession. However, a crucial penalty stalled that drive. On fourth-and-goal from the 24-yard line, the Raiders elected to go for it, but stalled and Tullahoma took over possession.

Neither team was able to score again, until Tullahoma opened the second half with a touchdown just 43 seconds into the third quarter. Jaxon Sheffield broke loose for a 43-yard touchdown run and Cayden Tucker ran for the 2-point conversion, putting the Wildcats up 24-0 with 7:17 remaining in the third quarter.

Suggs added his second score of the evening with another long touchdown run. After the Wildcats took over at their 49-yard line, Suggs broke loose for a 51-yard score with 5:29 left in the third quarter. The 2-point conversion was unsuccessful as Tullahoma led 30-0.

Tullahoma added one final third-quarter touchdown with 24 seconds left in the period. Sheffield capped off a six-play drive, punching the ball into the end zone from 2 yards out and Dixon added the 2-point conversion, putting the Wildcats up 38-0.

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