Week 7 Highlights: Rhea County 35, Cleveland 28

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The Golden Eagles survived a gutty performance by an injury laden Blue Raiders team to bring home a 35-28 victory in Week 7, their third district win.

“I’m really proud of the way our kids gutted it out, especially that drive at the end to keep it away from them,” said Eagles’ head ball coach Mark Pemberton after the game.

Eagles’ running back Christian Simon scored the go ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter with 7:31 remaining.  An interception by Chris Sturgeon ended Cleveland’s hopes for an upset on their final drive with 3:58 to go.

“We’ll take the win, but we’ve got some things we’ve got to get remedied in a hurry.  That’s not playoff football that we played tonight,” admitted Pemberton.

District play continues for the Eagles this Friday at Soddy Daisy High School with a 7:30 PM kickoff.

Rhea County Golden Eagles at Cleveland Blue Raiders
Oct 7, 2016 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH SCORE
Rhea County Golden Eagles (5-2) 7 14 7 7 35
Cleveland Blue Raiders (3-4) 0 21 0 7 28
Team Stats Comparison
CHS RCHS
Total Offense 361 445
Rushing Yards 177 398
Passing Yards 202 47
First Downs 9 24
Punt Return Yards 0 17
Kick Return Yards 103 53
Total Yards 464 501
Turnovers 2 2
Penalties 12/125 10/95
Possession Time 16:39 31:21
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORING RCHS CHS
4:50 (RCHS) Mason Stephenson 20 yd run, Logan Johnson kick 7 0
SECOND QUARTER SCORING RCHS CHS
11:43 (RCHS) Zach Pemberton 28 yd pass to Eddie Davis, Johnson kick 14 0
7:52 (CHS) Shai Greathouse 74 yd run, Hardin kick 14 7
5:25 (RCHS) Eddie Davis 20 yd run, Johnson kick 21 7
1:44 (CHS) Joseph Osterland 14 yd pass to Keegan Jones, Hardin kick 21 14
0:08 (CHS) Osterland 25 yd pass to Romeo Wykie 21 21
THIRD QUARTER SCORING RCHS CHS
7:17 (RCHS) Mason Stephenson 6 yd run, Johnson kick 28 21
FOURTH QUARTER SCORING RCHS CHS
11:31 (CHS) Osterland 75 yd pass to Wykie, Hardin kick 28 28
7:31 (RCHS) Christian Simon 18 yd run, Johnson kick 35 28
Rhea County Golden Eagles
PASSING C/A YDS TD INT
Zack Pemberton 4-9 47 1 0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG TD
Christian Simon 14 124 8.9 1
Cody Bice 14 120 8.6 0
Mason Stephenson 16 97 6.1 2
Eddie Davis 11 77 7.0 1
RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD
Eddie Davis 1 28 28.0 1
Jared Edwards 2 14 7.0 0
Chandler Kaylor 1 5 5.0 0