Junior Cyclones cap season with shutout

from staff reports

   MORRISTOWN-- They may have been playing with some different rules, but it didn't matter for the T.A. Dugger football team.
   The Junior Cyclones used a strong defensive effort to defeat East Ridge 13-0 at Burke-Toney Stadium.
   Something weird happened after T.A Dugger's first touchdown. The Junior Cyclones completed what they thought was a two-point conversion attempt when Preston Smith found Josh Guinn in the end zone, but TAD was only given one point.
   The reason the Junior Cyclones were given one-point is due to the rules in Morristown being that a kick is given two points, while a typical two-point attempt is only given one point.
   T.A. Dugger head coach John Oakley said this is because they emphasize the kicking game.
   Brent Shaver and A.J. Burke had the two touchdowns for T.A. Dugger.
   Weston Issacs also had a good game running the football for the Junior Cyclones.
   Oakley complimented offensive linemen Josh Arnold, Travis Bishop, John Morrow, Chase Turley and Andrew Kennedy for their efforts.
   Brandon Medina, Josh Arnold, Trinity Arnold, Bishop, Smith and Josh Hutchins were given high marks by Oakley on defense Tuesday night.
   T.A. Dugger finishes the year 5-3 overall.
   "They played hard all year," Oakley said. "They're good kids. They'll be fun to watch when they get to high school."