Local 8 Now WVLT | Knoxville, East Tennessee | National,Local Sports

Henry Co. beats Powell 17-14 to win Class 5A title

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Kyler Ainley's 32-yard field goal with 1:52 left lifted Henry County to a 17-14 victory over Powell Friday night in the Class 5A Tennessee High School championship at Tennessee Tech.

Powell (14-1) had a late drive, reaching the Henry County 15, but a costly fumble was recovered by the Patriots' Randall Dunlap to secure the victory with 31 seconds to go.

The fumble recovery, seven tackles, a tackle for loss and a sack earned Dunlap the defensive MVP nod for Henry County (15-0).

In a matchup between touted running backs, both Henry County's Shaquille Allen and Powell's Dy'Shawn Mobley put on great shows. Allen rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries and Mobley, the game's offensive MVP, picked up 209 yards and a score on 24 carries.

Henry County became the third team Friday to win a championship in its first trip to the finals.

Join the Conversation!

While WVLT allows comments on articles, we ask that you respect the online community. Comments may be removed at any time for violations including:

  • Obscenity, profanity, vulgarity, racism, violent descriptions, name-calling or personal attacks.
  • Abuse of multiple accounts.
  • Off-topic comments.

Comments may be checked for inappropriate content or rule violation, but the station is under no legal obligation to monitor or remove comments. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. 
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 (865) 450-8888 - Phone (865) 450-8869 - Fax
Copyright © 2015 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 134950458 - local8now.com/a?a=134950458
Gray Television, Inc.