Taylor’s 6 TDs lead Raiders over THS
Tullahoma’s Nic Barstad attempts to wrap up Coffee County’s Alontae Taylor on Friday. The Red Raider broke the tackle, and ran for a 49-yard touchdown. Taylor had four rushing scores, finishing with six total touchdowns, as his team went on win the 91st Coffee Pot with a 49-10 victory over the Wildcats.
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong
By ZACH BIRDSONG - Sports Editor Tullahoma News
Alontae Taylor made it look easy on Friday night, as the junior found the end zone six times and Coffee County Central routed Tullahoma 49-10, capturing the 91st Coffee Pot at Wilkins Stadium.Taylor finished with four rushing touchdowns, passed for one score and hauled in another, finishing with 363 yards of total offense. That performance led the Red Raiders their second-straight Coffee Pot victory, accomplishing that feat for the first time since 1982. Coffee County won 42-7 last year in the annual rivalry game.“Alontae, his athletic ability is evident and you can see with the runs he had you can see the vision he has,” said Coffee County Head Coach Ryan Sulkowski. “He’s so lean and we know it’s going to be hard for him to make it through a full game, but he has a great supporting cast. He’s just a kid who you can rely on and that’s what happened in the fourth quarter.” [FULL STORY]

 
Tullahoma falls to Coffee County 49-10
by Greg Roberson - Cat Country 105

The Coffee County Red Raiders had five offensive possessions in the first half and scored five touchdowns en route to a 49-10 over the Tullahoma Wildcats on Friday night.  For the second straight year the Coffee Pot will remain with Coffee County High School. 
The Red Raiders took the opening kickoff and drove 55 yards scoring on a 32 yard touchdown pass from Alontae Taylor to Andrew Mahaffey to put Coffee County on top early 7-0.  After holding Tullahoma on their first possession, Taylor put the Raiders up 13-0 on a 48 yard touchdown run with 6:26 remaining in the first quarter.  The Wildcats threatened on their next two possessions but only came away with 3 points.  On Tullahoma’s second possession, the Wildcats marched down to the Raider 30 yard line, only to be held on downs.  Taylor quickly scored again on a 64 yard touchdown run with 34 seconds remaining in the quarter to put the Raiders up 21-0.  Tullahoma finally got on the board with 8:56 remaining in the second quarter when Chase Farler nailed a 27 yard field goal with 8:56 remaining in the half to make the score 21-3.  The Wildcats then recovered an onside kick but were unable to capitalize and the Raiders scored with 31 seconds remaining in the half on a Taylor 14 yard run to stretch the lead to 35-3 at the break. 

The Wildcats put together a long drive to start the second half eating up the first six minutes of the quarter only to be stopped on downs inside the Coffee County 15 yard line.  But after forcing the Raiders to punt for the first time in the game, Tullahoma’s Worth Watson scored on a 6 yard run to make the score 35-10 with 1:44 remaining in the third quarter.  The Wildcats would not get any closer as Coffee County’s Taylor capped off the scoring with a 41 yard touchdown run with 7:16 to go in the game to stretch out the score to 49-10.  Senior Chase Dixon was named the Russell Barnett Automotive Family Player of the Game.  The Wildcats losing streak now extends to 12 games.  After the game Coach John Olive said, “Our guys played hard tonight.  We gave great effort.  We made a lot of blocking and tackling mistakes, but our effort was there.  We played a lot of young guys and we’re going through some growing pains, but I’m really proud of our effort.”  Tullahoma will next take on Franklin County on Friday night at Wilkins Stadium.

 
 
First game of the season is this Friday Night. We host the annual Coffee Pot Game.
 
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