Before a capacity crowd at Carden-Jarrell Field on Friday night, the Coffee County Red Raiders claimed a win in the Coffee Pot rivalry for the first time since 2007 beating Tullahoma 42 to 7. Roaring out to a 42 to 0 lead at the half, the Red Raiders held Tullahoma off the scoreboard until the last 4 seconds of the game in the dominating win.
The Red Raiders converted 3 first half Tullahoma turnovers into touchdowns as the Raider defense held Tullahoma to 5 first downs in the game. Mill Harner and ALontae Taylor each had 3 tochdowns on the night as Harner scored on a 1 yard run in the first quarter, a 75 interception return for TD and a 50 yard TD run in the 2nd quarter. Harner finished the night with 131 yards rushing on 7 carries to earn the Thunder Radio/Farm Bureau Most Valuable Player trophy in addition to the Great American Rivalry MVP presented by the US Army. Alontae Taylor finished the night with 128 yards on 9 carries for Coffee County as he scored on runs of 2, 14 and 69 yards for Coffee County.
The margin of victory is the largest for Coffee County in the series and the 42 points is tied for first place in the most points scored in a game by the Red Raiders. Coffee County will host Pope John Paul II next Friday night in a non-region game. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM and Thunder Radio will bring you the broadcast beginning with the Friday Night Thunder Pregame show at 6:00 PM.