Despite Great Effort “Pot” Stays In Tullahoma

Peyton Meeker hands off to Deangelo Rozier in 87th annual Coffee Pot game... Photo by Barry West

After trailing by 14 in the 1st quarter Coffee County came roaring back in the 87 annual Coffee Pot game at Tullahoma Friday night.

Things started off badly with Wildcat Trey Burks went 79 yards on a punt return at the 7:27 mark in the first quarter. Later in the first Tullahoma’s Zane Price gave the Wildcats their second score of the night as he reeled in a 9-yard pass from quarterback Justin Brown with 57 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

The Raiders would not die as they cut the deficit to 14-7 on their next possession as Peyton Meeker connected with Chris Vaughn on a 23-yard touchdown strike with 10:58 in the second quarter. Red Raider Justin Smith tied the game as he picked off a Justin Brown pass and went 70 yards, tying the game at 14-14 with 8:06 remaining until the half.

Tullahoma would come back and kick a field-goal for a 17-14 lead.

Deangelo Rozier who had 162 yards on the night galloped 68 yards with 4:09 left in the half for a 21-17 lead into the half. Rozier was named the Gateway Tire and Service Player of the Game.

The Wildcats would come out in the 2nd half and shut down the Raiders and get 2 more touchdowns from Trey Burks and go onto win for the 56th time in the history of the rivalry, 31-21.

Coffee County will see their first District 6-AAA action of the year this Friday night as White County will be in Manchester.