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Crockett wins on the road against Sullivan East

On Aug. 17, the David Crockett High School Pioneers matched their entire win total of last season in just four quarters.
It was the third quarter that proved the most decisive in Crockett’s 30-22 win over conference foe Sullivan East.
Playing on the road to open the season, the Pioneers found themselves in a 7-0 hole after the Patriots struck first following a long 64-yard scoring drive.
Crockett’s luck didn’t get any better on the ensuing kickoff after the return was fumbled and East recovered, looking poised to score again after taking possession at the Crockett 37.
But the Pioneer defense answered the call, stopping the Patriot drive right before entering the red zone.
With the game in the early minutes of the second quarter, Crockett followed up the huge stop by working the Wing-T offense to perfection, amassing a 78-yard drive that was punctuated by a 3-yard Chevy Miller touchdown run to bring the Pioneers within one following the failed conversion.
The Crockett defense came up big again on the next possession, holding the East offense to a three and out.
Following the punt, disaster struck for the Pioneers with the second quarter winding down.
After Crockett runner Jordan Turner took a handoff on the first play of the possession, Sullivan East’s Cal Truett stripped the ball from the Crockett back and returned it 40 yards for a Patriot touchdown.
The game went into halftime with East in front of Crockett 14-6.
But Turner — and Crockett — would have the game’s last laugh.
Miller scored his second touchdown of the contest to open the third on a 4-yard dash and a good conversion tied the game at 14.
On the next possession, Turner picked off an errant East pass and returned it 35 yards for a touchdown to put Crockett ahead by 8.
When the Crockett offense returned to the field, it was Turner again, this time punctuating the drive with a 13-yard touchdown run to put the Pioneers up 30-14.
East responded to open the fourth quarter, utilizing a screen pass that went 46 yards for the touchdown, to bring the game within a possession.
Crockett continued to chip at the clock, but the Patriots had a chance late in the contest.
In the end, it once again was Turner to answer the call.
He intercepted his second pass of the game with just over a minute remaining to seal the 30-22 Crockett win.
Turner’s 15 carries for 89 yards paced Crockett’s 242 total team yards on the ground.
The Pioneers did not complete a pass, but only attempted three.
The Pioneers have an open date this Friday.
They return to action on Friday, Aug. 31, for their home opener against Tennessee High.