Football: Cavaliers Win Close One Over Warren Co
Earlier this week Cookeville (3-4) head coach Jimmy Maynord said, on the High School Playbook, that Warren County (3-4) athlete CJ Taylor was on of the most dynamic athletes the Cavaliers have faced.
Taylor’s three touchdown performance was not enough as the Pioneers fell to Cookeville 25-19
Taylor broke a scoreless game half way through the second quarter with a four-yard touchdown run. Taylor’s score capped off a 20 play 98 yard drive that ran off 11:01 of game time.
Cookeville answered, on the ensuing drive, with a 19-yard touchdown run from quarterback Stockton Owen.
Cookeville running back Evan Whited broke the seven all tie in the third quarter with a 22 yard touchdown run, giving the Cavaliers a 14-7 advantage.
Taylor answered with a three yard touchdown run on the following drive but the, point after touchdown was no good. Warren County trailed by one 14-13.
Cookeville tacked on a field goal with under a minute to play in the third quarter. Taylor scored his third touchdown of the night on the next drive giving the Pioneers a 19-17 lead with 9:23 to play in the fourth.
Cameron Harris broke off the game winner on a 21 yard touchdown scamper. Owen connected with Harris on the PAT giving Cookeville a 25-19 advantage.
Warren County was forced to punt on their ensuing possession. Whited fumbled with 2:46 to play in the fourth quarter giving the Pioneers the ball on the Cookeville 46.
Taylor’s third and 28 pass was intercepted by Carlos Alexander to seal the game for Cookeville.
Owen finished the night 4-8 for 31 yards. He led the Cavaliers in rushing with 16 carries for 99 yards and a touchdown.
Harris carried the ball nine times for 96 yards and a score. Whited tallied six carries for 27 yards a one trip to the endzone.
Taylor carried the ball 26 times for 128 yards and three touchdowns. He finished the night passing 1-6 for 11 yards and an interception.
Xander Lee carried the ball 13 times for 81 yards and he caught the lone pass for Warren County for 11 yards.
Cookeville returns to play October 18th in Murfreesboro against Siegel and Warren County host Coffee County in McMinville on that Friday as well.