Gibbs edges Austin-East for historic district title

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

CORRYTON (WVLT) -- No Chris Legg? No problem.

The Gibbs Eagles overcame a second-quarter injury to their starting quarterback, grappling their way to a 21-13 win over Austin-East to clinch their first district title since 1992.

Legg used his legs to scamper into the end zone to give Gibbs a 7-0 first-quarter lead, but was taken off the sideline in a stretcher after sustaining a hard hit in the second quarter.

Running back Andy Hibbett helped keep the Eagles flying, scoring on a 56-yard run late in the first half to put his team ahead 14-7 at the break.

A-E scored a second-half touchdown to make it 14-13, but missed the extra point. A late fumble led to an insurance touchdown for Gibbs.

Both teams have qualified for the playoffs -- A-E in 3A and Gibbs in 4A.

AUTOMATIC PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS:
AAA
Farragut
Maryville
Anderson County
Powell
Morristown West
Sevier County

AA
Austin-East
Gibbs
Greeneville
West Greene
Alcoa
CAK

A
Coalfield
Wartburg
Rockwood
Harriman

DII
Webb

EAST TENNESSEE SCORES:
Alcoa 50 , CAK 33
Anderson County 46 , Clinton 6
Gibbs 21, Austin-East 13
Bearden 33 , Knoxville Catholic 14
Bledsoe County 25 , Chattanooga Christian 21
Boyd Buchanan 22 , Copper Basin 7
Bradley Central 40 , Walker Valley 33
Chattanooga Central 27 , East Hamilton 21
Cherokee 34 , Cocke County 7
Coalfield 39 , Oakdale 0
Daniel Boone 48 , David Crockett 12
Dobyns Bennett 42 , Volunteer 0
Elizabethton 35 , Sullivan East 7
Farragut 30 , William Blount 7
Gatlinburg-Pittman 35 , Pigeon Forge 8
Grainger 29 , Cumberland Gap 28
Greeneville 56 , Claiborne County 8
Grundy County 15 , Notre Dame 13
Hampton 45 , Cloudland 8
Happy Valley 21 , Johnson County 14
Hardin Valley 14 , Karns 7
Howard 31 , East Ridge 7
Jefferson County 39 , South Doyle 27
Knoxville Central 42 , Knoxville Halls 6
Knoxville Fulton 48 , Union County 13
Knoxville Grace 46 , Greenback 0
Knoxville West 33 , Heritage 13
Loudon 22 , Kingston 13
Marion County 42 , Lookout Valley 20
Maryville 45 , Lenoir City 0
Morristown West 34 , Seymour 8
North Greene 27 , Hancock County 7
Oak Ridge 48 , Campbell County 7
Oliver Springs 34 , Clay County 27
Oneida 54 , Jellico 22
Ooltewah 17 , McMinn County 9
Polk County 48 , Meigs County 0
Red Bank 33 , Hixson 0
Rhea County 35 , Warren County 7
Rockwood 34 , Harriman 12
Science Hill 62 , Sullivan Central 21
Scott County 36 , Stone Memorial 7
Sequatchie County 42 , McMinn Central 7
Sequoyah 34 , Sweetwater 13
Sevier County 31 , Morristown East 0
Signal Mountain 75 , Whitwell 0
Soddy-Daisy 42 , Cleveland 21
South Greene 56 , Chuckey-Doak 27
South Pittsburg 58 , Chattanooga Grace 7
Sullivan North 45 , Unicoi County 26
Sullivan South 42 , Tennessee High 28
Tellico Plains 33 , Midway 32
Tyner 40 , Brainerd 32
Unaka 57 , Cosby 13
Wartburg Central 41 , Sunbright 21


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  • by Atina Location: Knoxville on Oct 31, 2010 at 09:28 AM
    It is a 3 way tie for the district title Gibbs, Austin East and Knoxville Fulton, remember them, give all the players credit. you need to get the stories straight, the reason Gibbs is in the playoffs is because they beat Austin East. Stop leaving Fulton out they deserve recognition too

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