Mustangs Split At Best Of Preps Jamboree

Walker Valley's Mikey Humphries (41) tackles Red Bank's Sincere Thomas (1) for no gain. The second day of the Best of Preps High School football jamboree was held at Finley Stadium on August 17, 2019. (Times Free Press Photo: Robin Rudd)

 

Red Bank 13, Walker Valley 7: The Lions scored on their first two possessions, first a 14-yard run by Lumiere Strickland followed by a short run by Trimble, which followed his impressive 36-yard catch-and-run effort. The Mustangs answered Red Bank's impressive opening drive with a quick-strike score of their own when quarterback Tucker Pope hit Brody Swafford on a 70-yard pass.

 

Walker Valley 14, McMinn County 0: First-year Mustangs head coach Drew Akins has brought the forward pass to the program. After being known for a grind-it-out offense, Walker Valley scored all three of its touchdowns for the day through the air as Pope totaled 132 yards on those three scores alone.

"The biggest thing we took from the day is we got to see the difference in how when you hesitate or make mistakes it costs you, but when you play violent and fast and fly around to the ball, you win games," Akins said. "We have the pieces to be a really good offense. I could see a 100% difference from when we walked into the stadium to when we left the field after the second game as far as believing we can compete.

 

Contact Stephen Hargis at shargis@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6293. Follow him on Twitter @StephenHargis.

 

Walker Valley's Lane Miller (12) pulls the facemask of Red Bank's D'Lo Ross (10). A penalty was called on the play. The second day of the Best of Preps High School football jamboree was held at Finley Stadium on August 17, 2019. (Times Free Press Photo: Robin Rudd)

 

Red Bank's Lumiere Strickland (15) scores a touchdown for the Lions. The second day of the Best of Preps High School football jamboree was held at Finley Stadium on August 17, 2019. (Times Free Press Photo Robin Rudd)

 

Please reload

Featured Posts

Nunnelly Named Academic All-American

December 11, 2019

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Twitter:
@GoStangsGo
  • Twitter Social Icon
Instagram:
GoStangsGo

 © 2015 by "GoStangsGo"  This website is independently, and voluntarily, financed and operated.

www.GoStangsGo.com is not directly affiliated with, nor is the property of, Walker Valley High School or the Bradley County School System.