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Chiefs beat Cherokee, a wining streak begins


            The Chiefs brought home their second consecutive win of the season on Friday night.  This is the second year in a row the Chiefs have beaten the Warriors. The team played well on both offense and defense, as demonstrated by their success. 

            The offense started off strongly against a tough Cherokee defense, so they had to push for every yard all night. Then, sophomore quarterback Kolby Martin scampered out of the backfield putting the Chiefs up 7-0 just minutes into the game, prompting the Chiefs to win. 

            Late in the fourth quarter, Martin and the offense produced another game- winning drive trailing 13-7. Big plays and penalties on the Warrior defense put the offense in an excellent position to score a touchdown. Martin aired it out to senior wide receiver, Tyler Bell, with a screen pass that resulted in a score—tying the game at 13.  

            This now put pressure on junior kicker Caleb McClure, who has yet to miss a field-goal all year. He kept the streak alive by giving the Chiefs a one-point lead with under a minute to go. 

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            Following McClures’ successful kick the Chiefs defense dominated and solidified the win. They set the tone early as senior safety Jackson Hancock intercepted Cherokee quarterback Tanner Savasir inside their own 20-yard line. This set the offense in prime position to put the first points of the game on the board early.  

            Chiefs defensive back Cameron Walker was able to intercept the ball from Savasir, once again, late in the first half; getting the ball back for the Chiefs in a game where every possession mattered. 

            Much like their last game, the defense had to come up with another way to block Cherokee’s final chance at victory in order to seal the win for the Chiefs. They were successful and forced an incomplete pass as time expired in the game. Yet another essential defensive drive for this year’s team. 

            The Chiefs will play their 3rd consecutive home game Friday night as they take on their county foe the Etowah Eagles.  

            Offensive Player of the Game: Kolby Martin – Sophomore quarterback Kolby Martin led the Chiefs to their week 4 win. He threw for 69 yards, scored a touchdown, and impacted the run game by scrambling for 57 yards as the game finalized. 

            Defensive Player of the Game: Graydon Zarter – Senior linebacker Graydon Zarter had his best game as a Chief this Friday night. He contributed to all aspects of the Chiefs defensive success with 25 tackles, a sack, and causing an incomplete pass.  

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Logan Pichon
Logan Pichon, Reporter
Logan Pichon is a reporter and this is his first year on the journalism staff. He’s a sophomore, and he starts Varsity for our Lacrosse team at attack. He joined this year to better develop his sports writing skills. He is also in Sequoyah’s BETA Club as well as their First Priority/FCA program. 

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