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An Indian uprising… JV Cyclones can’t withstand Dobyns Bennett offensive attack

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
Two programs that have had a tremendous amount of success on the football field understand the importance of getting their underclassmen work that wouldn’t normally have the opportunity under Friday Night Lights.

For that reason, the Elizabethton Cyclones and Dobyns Bennett Indians have played no less than four games during the 2020 season to help their freshman, sophomores, and some juniors get that needed opportunity.

In another contest between the two on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Stadium, the Indians put together a solid game on both sides of the football as Elizabethton mainly went with their freshmen with D-B winning 27-6 in this round between the two teams.

The Cyclones got their first and only score of the contest in the first quarter when freshman quarterback Gib Maupin rolled out and found wide receiver Cam Baker on a 17-yard scoring toss with just under three minutes of the clock.

Unfortunately, the two-point conversion failed and the Cyclones led 6-0.

From there, it was downhill for the Cyclones as Dobyns Bennett took control offensively.

Hayden Jobe scored on a one-yard plunge with 9:17 left in the half and Eli Wallace kicked the extra point for a 7-6 Indian lead.

The Indians added their second score of the quarter with just 21 ticks left in the half when quarterback Will Hurd found Hunter Minton on a 29-yard scoring toss.

Wallace booted the PAT and the Indians took a 14-6 lead to the half.

The visiting Indians added two more scores in the second half to put the game on ice.

Jake Carson connected with Nigel Vidale on a 21 scoring strike in the third quarter and Hurd hit his second scoring pass of the night to Wallace once again.

Wallace connected on the PAT on the first score and the extra point was missed on the second to give the final 27-6 score.

Several junior varsity players for Elizabethton were held out after playing on Monday night at South.

The game was the final contest for the JV Cyclones for the 2020 season.