Coffee County Crushes Warren County on Homecoming

Andrew Mahaffey (#14 in black) steps in to intercept a Warren County pass on Friday night (Photo by John StClair - JohnStClairPhoto.com)

Andrew Mahaffey (#14 in black) steps in to intercept a Warren County pass on Friday night (Photo by John StClair – JohnStClairPhoto.com)

Coffee County got a big night from Vanderbilt commitment Alontae Taylor who finished with 342 yards of total offense as they manhandled Warren County on Friday night 46 to 7.  The Red Raider defense continued their sterling play as they forced 4 turnovers on the night.  The Raiders opened the scoring with 9:09 left in the first quarter as Tyrese McGee hauled in a 42 yard touchdown pass from Taylor.  Freshman Andrew Mahaffey stalled the ensuing Warren County drive as he intercepted a pass at the goal line to save a touchdown.  The lone Warren County score came in the 2nd quarter tying the contest at 7.  From there, the Red Raiders 4 touchdowns before the half as Taylor rushed for 3 scores and Mill Harner returned an interception for a score.

Warren County fumbled the first snap of the second half and Coffee County pushed the ball down the field to score on a Boone Riddle run from the Wildcat Formation to make the score 40 to 7.  At that point, Coach Ryan Sulkowski emptied the bench.  Justice Benitez closed out the scoring with a 40 yard TD run in the 4th quarter.

2015 CHS homecoming court  (Photo by John StClair - JohnStClairPhoto.com)

2015 CHS homecoming court (Photo by John StClair – JohnStClairPhoto.com)

Taylor finished the night going 8 for 12 passing for 143 yards and a TD thru the air while rushing 20 times for 199 yards and 3 touchdowns.   Riddle rushed 4 times for 34 yards and a TD while catching 4  passes for 67 yards.  McGee had 4 receptions for 66 yards and a TD.  During the homecoming halftime festivities, Ali Shelton was named the homecoming queen for the football team and Izzy Huddlestone was crowned the student body homecoming queen.  Harry Hosea was crowned the homecoming king.

The Raiders hit the road for the final 2 games of the regular season.  Coffee County travels to Blackman on Friday night to take on the state’s 5th ranked team.  Kickoff will be at 7 PM and Lucky Knott and Dustin Murray will bring you the call of the game on Thunder Radio.