Cleveland, Baylor open strong in Best of Preps Jamboree
HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Ten teams hit the turf at Finley Stadium for their final Friday night dress rehearsal before officially kicking off the 2013 high school football season next week.
Cleveland and Baylor were the stars on day one of the annual Best of Preps Jamboree, which will feature seven more scrimmages on Saturday night.
Eight more teams gathered at Grundy County High School for the annual Sequatchie Valley Jamboree. A complete list of its scores are below.
Cleveland 14, Boyd-Buchanan 0 Cleveland flashed its speed both in the air and on the ground en route to a 14-0 win over Boyd-Buchanan in the second scrimmage of the night.
Raekwon Bunion busted loose for a 35-yard touchdown run to open the scoring, but it was far from the biggest play of the night.
After a bad snap pushed the Blue Raiders back into a 2nd-and-32 situation, Austin Herink hooked up with D.J. Jones for a 79-yard touchdown pass for a two-touchdown cushion. Jones, who finished with three catches for 102 yards, caught the ball in stride and then pulled away from defenders over the final 20 yards.
Jones picked off a Jim Cardwell pass to set up the scoring strike. Cardwell led the Bucs offense with 74 yards of total offense (29 rushing, 45 passing), but his turnover stymied a drive that had moved inside the Cleveland 40-yard line.
Baylor 14, Franklin County 0 Georgia Porter caught a touchdown and ran for another as Baylor closed the night with a 14-0 win over Franklin County.
Quarterback Nick Tiano completed 5-of-6 passes for 96 yards on two extremely efficient drives. He found Porter out of the backfield for a 15-yard score to cap the first, then Porter dove in from two yards out to close the second.
Both touchdowns were set up by huge pass plays. Tiano hit Gage Upshaw for a 30-yard gain on the opening drive, then hooked up with Chandler Gouger for a 31-yard strike to set up Porter's short plunge.
McCallie 7, Signal Mountain 0 Paul Rosenblatt busted loose for a 25-yard touchdown run and racked up 31 yards on the ground as McCallie topped Signal Mountain 7-0.
The Blue Tornado defense came to play, blowing up several plays with tenacious hits and stuffing big Signal fullback James McClellan on a fourth-and-1 inside the red zone.
McCallie quarterback JarVaughn Craig broke free on a couple of big runs, including a wild 65-yard score that was called back by a penalty. He finished with 35 yards on the night.
Bradley 7, Tyner 0 Baylor Terrell intercepted a pair of passes and Brett Standifer hit Dee Crisp on a beautiful touchdown pass to lead Bradley Central to a 7-0 win over Tyner.
Terrell picked off a Hasan Miller pass on the opening drive, then snagged a floater from Willie Stewart to thwart the Rams' second possession.
Crisp, who finished with three catches for 39 yards, climbed the ladder to snag a 14-yard touchdown from Standifer in the corner of the end zone after Terrell's first pick.
The Rams were able to move the ball on their final drive with a few completions by Miller, but the running clock expired before Tyner could score.
Silverdale Academy 0, Brainerd 0 Neither offense was able to find its rhythm as Brainerd and Silverdale played to a scoreless tie in the opening scrimmage.
The Panthers were able to force a pair of turnovers with Sedric Jordan recovering a fumble on Silverdale's first play from scrimmage and LaTony Word intercepting a Nathan Keylon pass on their last.
Best of Preps Jamboree - Friday night Baylor 14 Franklin Co 0 Bradley Central 7 Tyner 0 McCallie 7 Signal Mountain 0 Cleveland 14 Boyd Buchanan 0 Silverdale 0 Brainerd 0
Sequatchie Valley Jamboree -- Grundy County South Pittsburg 20, Lookout Valley 0 Grundy County 13, Whitwell 0 Chattanooga Christian 7, Bledsoe County 7 Sequatchie County 7, Marion County 0 Marion County 6, Lookout Valley 0 Chattanooga Christian 7, Grundy County 6 South Pittsburg 8, Bledsoe County 6
Saturday at Finley Stadium
Grace 0, Sale Creek 0 Walker Valley 14, Howard, 0 Hixson 28, Grace 0 Rhea County 14, Ooltewah 0 McMinn County 7, Red Bank 0 East Hamilton 0, Notre Dame 0 Soddy-Daisy 0, East Ridge 0
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