Sports Update: OR wins, AC falls

Carter 56 Anderson County 28: The visiting Hornets took advantage of five Maverick turnovers and eliminated AC from playoff contention with a 56-28 win on Thursday night.

Despite the miscues, the Mavericks rolled up 412 total yards and got solid performances from running backs Mason Phillips and Chris Powell, each of whom gained 94 rushing yards. Powell also found the end zone twice. Ryan Moog threw scoring passes to Riley Sexton and Thyshad Thrasher to round out the Mavericks’ scoring. AC’s season ends with a 3-7 record while Carter has to travel to powerful Greeneville to begin the 4A playoffs next week.

Oak Ridge 28 Campbell County: Oak Ridge used a strong defensive effort to clinch its second Region 3-5A championship on Thursday with a 28-0 shutout of Campbell County on the road.

The Wildcats (8-2) held the potent Cougar offense to only 183 yards and recovered two fumbles on the night.

Tee Higgins, who was doubtful with a hip injury entering the game, played and caught six balls for 55 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Graham rushed for a score in the second quarter to put Oak Ridge up 14-0 at halftime and in the second half, a pair of Tre Jackson touchdown runs sealed the win for Oak Ridge.

Campbell County (8-2) will be the third seed in the playoffs that begin next week and will have to travel, while Oak Ridge will be at home one week from tonight.

(Friday) Clinton at Farragut (WYSH’s Fox & Farley Friday Night Football)

Oliver Springs at Wartburg

Harriman at Jellico

Lenoir City at Karns

Alcoa at CAK

Austin-East at Grace Christian

Loudon at Kingston

Fulton at Central

Union County at Catholic

Heritage at Halls

Unaka at Midway

Coalfield at Oneida

Powell at South-Doyle

McMinn Central at Scott County

Greenback at Sunbright

Rockwood at Tellico Plains

Gibbs at West

Jefferson County at Bearden

Pigeon Forge at Claiborne

Oakdale at Concord Christian

Hardin Valley at Maryville

Cocke County at Morristown East

Bradley Central at William Blount

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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