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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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