Jacob Dixon scored four touchdowns on Monday night – only two of which were offensive scores – and Tullahoma’s defense dominated in the freshman team’s 41-0 home win over Community on Monday.
The Wildcats stayed undefeated on the season with the Monday night win over the Vikings. Tullahoma saw its last game get cancelled due to weather, but on Sept. 17, the Wildcats traveled to Warren County, dominating in a 40-0 win.
On Monday against Community, Tullahoma’s defense controlled the contest early on, limiting the Vikings to -13 yards in the first half. Community finished with 38 total yards on the night. Tullahoma totaled 206 yards in the win.
It was a special teams play though that got Tullahoma on the board first. Dixon fielded a punt and returned the ball 65 yards for a touchdown, giving the Wildcats the early 6-0 edge. Justus Chadwick followed with the point after touchdown, making the score 7-0 with 8:37 left in the first quarter.
Three plays later, Dixon was in the end zone again, this time off of a defensive play. Dixon was able to snag an interception and return it 30 yards for a touchdown, as the Wildcats grabbed a 14-0 lead with 7:08 remaining in the opening period.
It took until the second quarter for Dixon to score again, but he capped off a 47-yard touchdown drive with a 14-yard run with 3:37 remaining in the first half, upping the Wildcats’ lead to 21-0.
Tullahoma added one final score before halftime. Quarterback Ryan Scott first broke free for a 30-yard run, and followed that with a keeper for a 2-yard score. Chadwick missed the PAT this time, giving the Wildcats a 27-0 edge they’d take into halftime.
In the third quarter, Scott connected on a pass to Dixon, who was able to break free down the left sideline for a 49-yard score. Chadwick was perfect the rest of the night, increasing Tullahoma’s lead to 34-0 with 3:24 remaining in the third quarter.
The Wildcats’ final score of the night came with 8:16 left in the final period. Quarterback D.J. Dillehay was able to hold on to the ball, breaking free for a 33-yard touchdown down the left sideline, putting his team up 41-0.
Following Monday’s game, the freshman team will play again on Oct. 15 when it hosts Forrest. Start time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
On Friday, the Tullahoma varsity team will travel to Lawrence County for a 7 p.m. kickoff. THS locked up a seat in the playoffs with a 30-20 victory over Nolensville last week, but a win in Lawrenceburg would assure the team a home game in the first round of the postseason.