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Clarksville, TN – Rossview High’s Isaiah Johnson scored four touchdowns, Sept. 6th at Hilda J. Richardson Field, including a 16-yard burst with 6:37 left in the game to give the Hawks their first lead of the night over Clarksville High in a come-from-behind 33-28 District 10-AAA victory.
With the victory, Rossview improves to 3-0 overall in 2013 and 1-0 in district play; while Clarksville High remains winless at 0-3 and 0-1 in District 10-AAA.The Hawks enter the final quarter down nine points, 28-19, to the Wildcats, but cut the margin to a one-score affair at the 10:17 mark on a 24-yard touchdown pass to Allen Shuler from Charles Talleyrand – capping a 11-play drive covering 61-yards.
The Hawks’ defense would then step up, holding the Wildcats to a three-and-out, and forcing them to punt.
A 50 yard punt would give the ball to Rossview on their own 28, with 8:39 left in the game.
Rossview, who totaled 428 yards of total offense against the Wildcats, marched the ball right back down the field – going the 72 yards in seven plays – culminated by Johnson’s fourth TD run, this time from 16 yards out to give the Hawks their first lead of the night, 33-28.
Along with the four scores, Johnson finished the night 218 yards on 27 carries, while Talleyrand added 138 yarss on the ground on 20 carries.
Clarksville High would get a great return from Derwin Whitt on the ensuing kickoff; bring the ball out to the Wildcats 48, with just over six minutes left in the game.
The Wildcats would put together their best drive of the second half, since their scoring drive on their first possession of the third quarter, using 10 plays to get down to the Hawks 12; with just under two minutes left.
But the drive stalled with the Wildcats being called for a block in the back, followed by a fumble that cost them nine yards setting up a second down and 21 at the Rossview 23.
The Hawks would put the game away on the next play, as Darius McGee picked off Jeff Webb’s pass attempt with 58.1 seconds left.
In the first half, Clarksville High jumped out to a 21-7 lead on Rossview in the first quarter – scoring on each of its first three possessions of the game – on Webb runs of two, five and 14 yards.
Webb finished with 76 yards rushing, while Lawrenz Guerra led Wildcat rushers with 118 yards.
Rossview’s first-quarter score came on its first drive of the night, with Johnson going in from six-yards out to tie the game 7-7 with 7:35 left.
The Hawks would score the only points of the second quarter on a 1-yard TD run by Johnson with 10:03 left before intermission – but a missed extra-point left the Hawks down 21-13 at the half.
Both teams return to action Sept. 13th, as Clarksville High hosts Centennial High School, while Rossview travels down I-24 to Nashville to square off against Stratford High School.
Rossview 33, Clarksville High 28
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
TopicsAllen Shuler, Centennial High School, Charles Talleyrand, Chris Schlangen, Christian Kubas, CHS, Clarksville High, Clarksville High School, Clarksville TN, Darius McGee, Derwin Whitt, District 10-AAA, Hilda J. Richardson Field, Hwaks, I-24, Isaiah Johnson, Jeff Webb, Lawrenz Guerra, Mason Gasaway, Nashville TN, RHS, Rossview, Rossview High School, Sept. 13th, Sept. 6th, Stratford High School, Wildcats
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