Quarterback buries under Patriot defenders

Morristown West quarterback Dylan Cribley is buried under the weight of three Patriot defenders – Reed Manley (22), Alex Mojica (65) and Garrett Winn (53) during Thursday’s win over the Trojans. Closing in is Zach Allison (31). The JCHS defense limited West to just 140 total yards of offense. – MELANIE FRITZ | THE STANDARD BANNER

DANDRIDGE - After fumbling the lead with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter, Jefferson County rallied behind senior quarterback Tanner Atkins Thursday night to defeat Morristown West, 28-20 – breaking an 11-game losing streak to one of their biggest rivals. The Patriots improved to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in Region 1 6-A play.

Despite building a 20-6 lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Jefferson County offense stalled, giving the Trojans an opportunity to catch up. West capitalized on a good kick-off return to score early in the fourth, and then forced a fumble in the Patriot endzone and secured it to tie the game.

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