'Toppers blow out Karns, set up shot at title

from staff reports

JOHNSON CITY -- Science Hill quarterback Kye Hamilton only went 5-of-14, but three passes went for touchdowns in Science Hill's warmup for next weeks conference battle with Dobyns-Bennett.
   The Hilltoppers rode those TDs to a 41-0 victory over struggling Knox Karns.
   Karns, who remains winless on the season, simply could not stop the 'Toppers as most facets of the Hilltopper offense were running full steam.
   Kicker Brad Brown also added two field goals of 37 and 27 en route to the Science Hill victory. The 'Toppers visit D-B Friday night for a battle for the top playoff seed from Region 1-5A.
   Sourth Greene 37, David Crockett 7
   JONESBOROUGH -- The 2-A Rebels showed just how good they really are with a solid blowout against the improving Pioneers.
   Rebel quarterback Adam Hansel turned in a spectacular performance, rushing for 113 yards and going 7-of-9 passing for another 93. He scored two touchdowns, threw for another pair, and to top it all off, picked off Pioneer quarterback Wes Dulaney twice.
   The loss marks the Pioneers fourth consecutive defeat, while the win moves South Greene to 8-1.
   Daniel Boone 41, Unicoi County 21
GRAY -- The Trailbazer backfield-tandem of Chris Clear and Brian Barron each reached the century mark Friday night against the Devils of Unicoi County.
   As the 'Blazers begin to creep back into the playoff picture, the rushing game is beginning to come together for Coach Richards and his staff. Moving to 2-4, 3-6, the boys from Boone will play for a shot at the playoffs next week against Sullivan Central.
   Greeneville 35, Morristown East 14
MORRISTOWN -- The Green Devils secured a playoff spot in a decisive victory against the struggling Hurricanes at Burke-Toney Stadium.
   Thomas Lister turned in an excellent performance for Greeneville, rushing for 161 yards on 24 attempts and a touchdown. Ben Cooper also contributed to the victory, catching five passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns of his own.
   One large turning point took place just before halftime as Thomas Lollar took a kickoff 88 yards to the house, giving GHS a 15-point lead at the break.
   Rockwood 47, West Greene 8
MOSHEIM -- The Tigers compiled 478 yards total offense as they marched to an easy victory over the West Greene Buffaloes.
   The Tiger wing-t was more than the Buffs could handle as Rockwood pinned 28 points on West Greene in the first half and didn't slow down en route to the win.
   Tailback James Thompson rushed for 159 yards as the Tigers proved just how solid region 2-2A football can be.
   Sullivan South 48, Sullivan East 22
KINGSPORT -- Russell Tritapoe scored four touchdowns for the second consecutive game to lead the Rebels over the winless Patriots of Sullivan East.
   The victory assures South a first-round home playoff game as they secured second place in the Big Eight Conference.