EHS freshmen blank 'Horns

from staff reports

   Elizabethton's ninth graders pushed their current winning streak to three games with an 18-0 shutout of Johnson County at Paul H. McEwen Field in Mountain City.
   The Cyclones got on the board in the first quarter on a 12-yard pass play to Jake Berkley to Derek Nave. After a scoreless third quarter, EHS put two touchdowns between themselves and the Longhorns on Berkley's 8-yard run in the third quarter.
   Anthony Rainbolt broke loose for a 40-yard sprint in the fourth quarter for the game's final score. Keeping their opponents off the scoreboard was pleasing to head coach Ryan Witten.
   "Anytime you hold Johnson County to a shut out, you're doing good," said the Cyclone skipper. "Our defense held them all game. Defensive tackle Stephen Bowers and end Austin Guinn both did a real good job.
   "Offensively, Nathan Bishop caught two passes for sixty yards and sparked us along. Those catches really made us go."
   Elizabethton improved to 3-3 on the season with the victory. They return to action next Thursday when they tackle conference rival Sullivan Central 5:30 p.m. at Dave Rider Field.