Walker Valley High School vs. Ooltewah High School
Ooltewah, TN (WDEF) - Walker Valley was hoping to make school history Friday night. The Mustangs were looking for their first ever victory over region rival Ooltewah. The Mustangs need a win over the Owls to finish the regular season with a 500 record, and more importantly, a victory keeps their playoff hopes alive. The Owls honored former football star Randall Freeman. He's the first two-sport Academic All-American at Carson Newman. We pick up with action early in the first, Walker Valley quarterback Kolten Gibson fakes out the Owls defense and decides to take it in himself to get the Mustangs on the board first with a 7-0 lead. The Owls set up with a first and goal after quarterback London Elrod delivers a strike across the middle to Blake Smith. Ooltewah responds with a score of their own when running back Rashun Freeman dives in the corner of the end zone to knot up the score 7-7. Early in the 2nd, Kolten Gibson finds Zach Eslinger across the middle, but he gets rocked by Rashun Freeman. Still in the 2nd quarter, Owls near the goal line and they call Rashun Freeman's number again to take it in to give the Owls the lead 14-7. Ooltewah wins this one 45-44 in double overtime.