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

Several Knoxville area players star in 24-20 TN win at Border Bowl

Williamsburg, Ky (WVLT) - The game came down to the final play, a Hail Mary that fell incomplete, leaving Tennessee with a 24-20 win over Kentucky in the 5th Annual National Guard Border Bowl.

The win was aided by several Knoxville area players beginning on the opening drive. Jake Minga of Grace Christian led all receivers with 6 catches for 115 yards, including a 56 yard reception on the first drive of the game. That led to the games first touchdown on a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Pigeon Forge's Chase Travis. Travis was best as a punter, pinning 5 punts inside the 20 including a 57 yarder, leaving Kentucky on the 3 yard line.

Jerimia Gregg of Morristown West hauled in the game winning 32-yard touchdown catch with :50 seconds to play, putting Tennessee on top 24-20 to stay.

Jarod Henderson of Austin-East proved nearly unblockable from the Defensive End position, leading Tennessee with 7 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Henderson was named Defensive MVP.

The win improves Tennessee to 4-1 in Border Bowl games.

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 136882633 - local8now.com/a?a=136882633
Gray Television, Inc.