Region 3 #3
Campbell Co. (8-2)
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Ooltewah football coach Mac Bryan has tried to convince people that his Owls, who had gained a reputation in recent years for throwing often, were better in the running game this season. Well, they couldn't have been more convincing Friday night at Walker Valley.
Ooltewah rushed for 532 yards against the Mustangs, breaking open a close game early in the second half and rolling to a 63-35 Region 4-5A victory.
Ooltewah (8-2, 5-1) will host Campbell County (8-2) in the first round of the TSSAA state playoffs next week. Walker Valley (6-4, 3-3) will play at Oak Ridge (8-2). The games will start at 7 p.m.
"We're at that crossroad," Walker Valley coach Glen Ryan said. "Are we going to bow up and get it done, or do we stay satisfied and go on to the next thing? It's going to be a challenge this week — a challenge to our coaches and a challenge to our players. We're going to have to step it up."
The game couldn't have started any better for the Mustangs, who won the coin toss and chose to receive. Then on the first play from scrimmage, quarterback Kolten Gibson threw a quick screen to wide receiver Bryce Nunnelly, who slipped through a crease in the defense and went 62 yards for a touchdown.
Ooltewah Owls defeat Walker Valley Mustangs, 63-35
October 29th, 2016 by Kelley Smiddie in Sports - Preps
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