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Historic offense powers Pioneer win

The David Crockett offense put on quite a show for a capacity crowd on homecoming Friday night in Jonesborough with a 56-21 drubbing of Sullivan Central.
The Pioneers racked up 556 yards of total offense for the Oct. 3 game and as a unit averaged over 10 yards per offensive play.
Despite the one-sided final, it wouldn’t be until the second half that Crockett would pull away from Central to lock up their first conference win of the season.
Ryan Burger opened the scoring for Crockett on a 1-yard touchdown run to cap off a 10-play 50-yard drive for the contest’s first points.
But Central wasted little time in matching the Pioneers after scoring on the ensuing possession with a Ethan Krtausch touchdown run.
A blocked extra point kept the Pioneers in front and two offensive plays later, Crockett was back in the end zone after Burger found Eric Day on a 35-yard touchdown pass.
Wanting to stretch their lead to two possessions, the Pioneers converted on a two-point conversion to push their advantage to 15-6.
In the second quarter, Krtausch would again find pay dirt to cut into the Crockett lead, but Burger’s second touchdown pass of the game would follow and send the game to the half with the Pioneers maintaining a 21-13 lead.
In the third quarter, there would be no stopping the Pioneer offense as Crockett needed just three minutes to pile up three touchdowns.
T.K. Hill would account for the first two touchdowns on runs of 38 and 7 yards and Darrian DeLapp would add the knockout punch with a 32-yard touchdown run.
Krtausch would add his third touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter to cap off the Cougar scoring.
Krtausch was one of Central’s lone bright spots in the one-sided contest as he rushed for 222 yards aside from his three scores.
Despite playing mainly reserves in the fourth, the Pioneer scoring continued.
Crockett added their seventh touchdown of the game when backup quarterback Cole Ricker found Justin Wade on 53-yard touchdown pass midway through the quarter.
Jeremy Collins added the final Crockett touchdown plunging into the end zone from a yard out to cap off an 81-yard drive.
Crockett’s 56 points were not only the most scored during Head Coach Jeremy Bosken’s tenure, but was the most points scored by a Pioneer team in over 40 years.
Burger and Ricker combined to throw for 305 yards and Hill led the Pioneer rushing attack with 126 yards on just 14 carries.
With the win Crockett improved to 4-3 on the season and dropped Central to 1-5 overall.
The Pioneers now begin preparation for Volunteer where they will travel to play this week.