Classic Coffee Pot

Cody Howse breaks a tackle on his way to a solid run... Photo by Barry West

Cody Howse breaks a tackle on his way to a solid run… Photo by Barry West

The 89th annual Coffee Pot game between Coffee County and Tullahoma was played in front of huge crowd with strong winds blowing and even snow flurries.
The game did not disappoint with a halftime score of 0-0 the crowd and those listening on the radio knew they were in for a classic ending.
In the 4th quarter with 10 minutes left the Wildcats drove 92 yards in nine plays with the touchdown coming on a 12-yard run by Quarterback Eli Grow.
With 7:43 left Coffee County’s Mitchel Simpson recovered a Tullahoma fumble and ran untouched 69 yards for a touchdown. With game tied the Cats put together a drive and scored again when Grow hit Riley Darden with a 37-yard touchdown pass with 3:29 remaining. The Raiders fumbled on its next possession and 5 plays later Tullahoma’s Chris Howse went 25 yards for the game’s final touchdown.
Final score Tullahoma 20 Coffee County 7.
Coffee PotThe Cats have now won 58 times in this classic rivalry to 29 for the Raiders and there has been 2 ties.
Mitchel Simpson was named the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game.
Raider QB Alontae Taylor finished the year with over 1,400 yards, the most since Jake Nunley rushed for 2,000 in 2004.
Coffee County wrapped up its first season under Head Coach Ryan Sulkowski with a 2-8 record. Despite the record Raider fans were very supportive and excited about the product they saw on the field.
Tullahoma at 5-5 will travel to 10-0 Rhea County on Friday night for the 1st round of the TSSAA playoffs.