DANDRIDGE (WVLT) -- It was muddy, sloppy and ugly -- just the way a defensive purist would have liked it.
But the Rivalry Thursday game between Morristown West and Jefferson County was decided by a decidedly flashy play -- an electric first-quarter run by Chad Brooks that was the difference in a 10-3 Trojan win.
The win improves Morristown West's chances of earning the first 5A seed in the district, and severely damages the Patriots' postseason hopes. The Trojans (6-2, 4-1 District 2-AAA) need to beat either Cocke County or Seymour to hammer down the top spot in the district, while Jeff County (3-5, 3-2) needs Sevier County to lose its final three games to become an automatic playoff qualifier.
|Rivalry Thursday Schedule|
|Aug 22||Fulton at Powell|
|Aug 29||Jefferson County at Central|
|Aug 30||Maryville at Alcoa (FRIDAY GAME)|
|Sept 5||Claiborne County at Cumberland Gap|
|Sept 12||Hardin Valley at South-Doyle|
|Sept 19||Greenback at Oneida|
|Sept 26||Lenoir City at Kingston|
|Oct 3||Austin East at Gatlinburg Pittman|
|Oct 10||Sevier County at Seymour|
|Oct 17||Farragut at Bearden|
|Oct 24||Catholic at Webb|
|Oct 31||Anderson County at Oak Ridge|
Updated: 11/06/2013 - The Green Wave are coming off a 38-21 win over Greenback. The team hosts its first playoff game in five years this Friday night.
Posted: 11/04/2013 - Maryville, Fulton, and Grace Christian end the regular season ranked number one in the final prep poll of the year.
Posted: 10/28/2013 - With an 8-1 record, Morristown East has moved into the Class 6A rankings.