Oak Ridge High School vs. Ooltewah High School

Ooltewah, TN (WDEF) – Ooltewah’s big-bad defense had to expect a stern test Friday night in the second round of the state playoffs against Oak Ridge.

The Wildcats offense rolled into the Owls nest averaging 50 points a game, and the Owls defense stood the test.

This was was a story of how to give a game away.

On Oak Ridge’s first drive Davon Middleton was looking for room when Jeremiah Jackson meets him and knocks the ball out.

Tyler Reid scoops it up, and it’s off to the races; setting them up in scoring range.

The Owls got a field goal out of it, making it 10 nothing.

Next Owls’ drive they stall and have to punt, but it touches the leg of Adam Manookian, and the Owls jump on it getting another shot on offense.

They would capitalize this time, and London Elrod finds Reshun Freeman wide open as he high steps into the end zone, making it 17 nothing.

That’s the way you want to start a game!

Oak Ridge got the game moving a little, but when they thought they were in sync, the Owl defense knocked them out of it.

That was William Whitson with that sack.

Owls back on offense.

It’s their turn to put the ball on the ground; it’s recovered by the Wildcats.

That sets up this quarterback sneak from Jordan Dunbar to cut the lead to 10 to 20.

Late in the game, the Wildcats had a chance to tie it at 20, but they blew the field goal.

The Owls wouldn’t blow their next chance.

Elrod finds Ethan Wall in the corner of the end zone for the touchdown!

The Owls go on to win 26 to 17, but even with the win Coach Bryan said they didn’t play perfect. 

Owls Head Coach Mac Bryan said, "We had a fumble down here at the end of the half. That cost us, and got them back in the game a little. I thought our defense played well. The offense made the plays it needed. It was a great team win, very proud of these kids."

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