Oct. 31, 2012 —
After quarterback Donovan Roe scrambled his way in for the Raiders second score, Morgan County fought back when fullback Jordan Whitt rumbled his way 27 yards to pay dirt late in the first quarter.
Another failed two-point conversion marked the final time the Cougars would see East Carter’s lead below a touchdown.
With the score 21-12 in favor of the Raiders, the true momentum changer came in the final minute of the second, when Cole Boggs sacked Larrin Collins on a 4th and 12 to allow East Carter some insurance with another Donovan Roe rushing score.
A blocked extra point saw the Raiders enter halftime with an unexpected 27-12 advantage.
“The kids at East Carter have really played a pretty tough schedule and we really felt like they were a better team than their 1-8 record showed,” Morgan County Coach Brad Turner said. “Coach Moore had his team fired up here tonight and it showed.”
It wasn’t all bad for Morgan County. Thornsberry had another impressive outing, gather 132 rushing yards on 14 carries, while collecting two touchdowns.
Trey Baker also scored for the home team, adding 76 yards on six carries to the touchdown.
East Carter finishes its 2012 campaign at 2-8, its best season in three years, while Morgan County returns home for a first-round 3A playoff bout against Lawrence County next Friday night.