Scott High was coming off an emotional overtime loss to CAK last week, but this week they were clicking on all cylinders as they rolled past Grainger County, 35-0.
Trey Sellers was making his third start at quarterback after filling in for the injured Billy Hall and he turned in a game to remember. Sellers completed 16 of 27 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns.
"`Goodness gracious what can you say about that young man," Scott High coach Keith Shannon said. "He's done an unbelievable job for us no matter where we have ask him to play."
The Highlanders got going early as Sellers hooked up with JoBen Terry for a 10-yard touchdown pass. Will Blakley added the point after for a 7-0 lead with 4:57 remaining in the first quarter.
Scott High took a 14-0 advantage on a five-yard touchdown run by Sellers with 3:13 left to play in the second quarter. Blakley connected on all five of his point after attempts.
Just before the first half came to an end, Sellers threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Josh Roden to give the Highlanders a 21-0 cushion. Roden caught four passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns on the night.
The Highlanders took over in the second half right where they left off as Hayden Byrge found the endzone on a 32-yard touchdown run to give his tem a 28-0 lead. Byrge finished with four carriews for 47 yards and a touchdown.
Scott High's final score of the night came on a pass from Sellers to Roden to round out the scoring at 35-0.
The Highlanders were able to spread the ball out as Terry finished with 97 yards on four catches, while Ryan Newport added 58 yards on three catches and Austin Chambers recorded 57 yards on three catches.
"This was a really, really big win for us," Shannon said. "For us to achieve our goals that we have set for our team, this was one we had to get."
Shannon admitted that his team approached the game as a must-win.
"We've got a mountain to climb," he added. "But you climb a mountain one step at a time."
The Highlanders will travel to Alcoa on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30.