The varsity teams from Cookeville and Sparta put on a show, on Sept. 9, in an epic battle that saw many records broken. On Sept. 12, the junior varsity and freshmen teams took their turn on the field. The young Warriors and Cavaliers would play hard and gave every indication the battles between these two rivals should be fun to watch for the next few years.
The JV would take the field first to play two 22-minute halves. The Warriors would score first on a Darvon Richmond 15-yard touchdown run. Damarious Dowell would take in the two-point conversion. The young Warrior defense would shine for the game. Gage Stephenson had a beautiful interception. AJ Hunt also had an interception that he returned for a touchdown. The young Cavaliers would get on the board with a late touchdown, but the Warriors would prevail 14-6
The freshmen game was a back-and-forth affair much like the varsity game, on Sept. 9. Just like their older counterparts, the Cavaliers would do most of their work through the air as the Warriors moved the ball on the ground. The teams took turns scoring. The Warriors scored on touchdowns by Gribble, Gamblin, and Rich. Gamblin had touchdown runs of 55, 35, and 41 yards. Matthew Stoglin and Charles Anderson lived in the backfield and sacked the Cookeville quarterback several times. The young Warriors had the lead 32-30, with less than two minutes left. White County only had to run out the clock to secure the victory, however, they fumbled, with 1:43 left in the game.
Cookeville completed a 60-yard pass, with 1:21 left in the game, to take the lead and secure the 37-32 victory.
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