Wet field conditions proved to be more beneficial to Cookeville on Friday night as the Cavaliers powered their way to a 42 to 14 win over Coffee County in Cookeville. The Cavaliers used a 29 point 2nd quarter to race out to a 35 to 0 halftime lead. Cookeville running back Vic Johnson slogged his way to 184 yards rushing as the Cavaliers straight ahead running attack thwarted the perimeter rushing attack of the Red Raiders.
The Coffee County defense set up both Coffee County scores as Gavin Husted got a 39 yard fumble return for a touchdown early in the 3rd quarter, Jacoby Lowe recovered a Cookeville fumble in the 4th quarter to set up a 7 yard TD run by Tyrese McGee. For his defensive play, Husted was named the Farm Bureau/Thunder Radio player of the game.
Offensively, Alontae Taylor rushed the ball 20 times for 65 yards, while McGee finished with 34 yards on 6 carries and a touchdown. DeAaron Rozier rushed 5 times for 43 yards while Husted finished with 30 yards on 6 carries.
Coffee County will enjoy a bye next week before returning to Region play on October 16th for a homecoming matchup with Warren County. That game will also be the last home game of the season for Coffee County and has also been designated as Senior Night.