HALLS (WVLT) - The red on Halls' jerseys closely matched the tint on Halls coach Kevin Julian's face as the Red Devils emerged from the halftime locker room.
His Halls team faced a 28-9 halftime deficit after allowing two West kickoff returns for touchdowns and two Jake Ryan TD passes.
But soon the Red Devils would make the Rebels green with envy after a 27-point onslaught to take the lead in the third quarter.
Wesley Kitts started the Halls surge two plays into the second half, storming 71 yards deep into West territory, a play which led to a short touchdown run to make the score 28-16. After the Red Devils recovered a Jake Ryan fumble on the first play of the ensuing drive, quarterback Tyler Turner took a QB sneak across the goal line to get Halls within 28-23.
But the Red Devils weren't done. After a 13-yard touchdown pass gave Halls the lead, defensive lineman Brent Hughes knocked the ball loose from Ryan, and linebacker Aaron Blair plucked the ball off the turf and returned it 23 yards for the go-ahead touchdown.
The game went into double overtime, where a 10-yard Wesley Kitts run clinched the 52-49 victory.
OTHER AREA ACTION:
Austin-East 30, Scott County 12
Bearden 34, Karns 6
Alcoa 49, Booker T. Washington 12
CAK 42, Wartburg Central 8
Morristown East 26, Cherokee 0
Clinton 42, South-Doyle 37
Cumberland Gap 41, Chuckey Doak 0
Dobyns Bennett 33, Jefferson County 14
Ensworth 57, Webb 21
McMinn County 24, Farragut 21 (OT)
Happy Valley 28, Gatlinburg-Pittman 14
Harriman 31, Greenback 12
Jellico 23, Cosby 12
Grace 34, Kings Academy 6
Anderson County 21, Kingston 13
Central 49, Lenoir City 0
Catholic 54, Livingston Academy 12
Loudon 30, Sweetwater 13
Midway 43, Coalfield 21
Morristown West 42, David Crockett 14
Oak Ridge 40, Heritage 0
Oneida 41, Oakdale 0
Rockwood 25, Oliver Springs 3
William Blount 32, Ooltewah 0
Carter 48, Pigeon Forge 0
Maryville 34, Powell 7
Seymour 26, Rutledge 0
Science Hill 42, Sevier County 21
Fulton 36, Stone Memorial 0
Sunbright 37, Hancock County 12
Howard 52, Tellico Plains 0
Claiborne County 21, Union County 12