Blackman Burns Coffee County on Friday Night

CHS senior Boone Riddle hauls in a pass against Pope John Paul II (File Photo by John St. Clair -

CHS senior Boone Riddle hauls in a pass against Pope John Paul II from earlier in the season (File Photo by John St. Clair –

Four first half touchdowns by Blackman’s Taeler Dowdy, including one on the opening kickoff, powered the Blackman Blaze to a 35 to 0 halftime lead over Coffee County on Friday night.  The Raiders were able to notch 3 second half touchdowns but it was not enough as the Raiders fell to the Blaze by a final score of 42 to 20.  Defensively, the Blaze defense held three of Coffee County’s first five possessions to 3 plays and a punt, and the Red Raiders didn’t cross midfield until the second half.  Dowdy finished the night with 200 all-purpose yards.  Boone Riddle scored the first touchdown for Coffee County on a 13 yard touchdown run with 4:09 remaining in the 3rd quarter.  Alontae Taylor broke loose for a 54 yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter.  Riddle added a late touchdown on a 29 yard touchdown reception late in the 4th quarter.

Taylor, a Vanderbilt commitment, finished the night with a rushing and a passing touchdown.  Taylor finished the night with 110 yards rushing on 13 carries and was 9 of 17 through the air for 131 yards passing.  Tyrese McGee had 7 pass receptions for 80 yards.   With his 2  touchdowns, Boone Riddle was named the Farm Bureau/Thunder Radio player of the game.  Coffee County returns to Murfreesboro on Friday night as they end the regular season with a game at Siegel.  Kickoff is set for 7 PM and Thunder Radio will have the broadcast for you beginning with the Friday Night Thunder pregame show at 6.