All four schools which were represented in the Inter Mountain Conference Football Jamboree racked up a victory Friday night at Burke-Toney Stadium.
Morristown West and Jefferson County posted varsity wins while Morristown East and Cocke County captured the two junior varsity quarters.
The four winners scored a touchdown each for the victories.
The Trojans downed Cocke County, 7-0, while the Patriots blanked East 7-0. The Big Red JV captured an 8-0 triumph over West while the East junior varsity won over Jefferson County, 7-0.
All four teams will be in action on Friday as the regular season opens. West and East will square off in the 11th annual Citizen Tribune Kickoff Classic presented by East Tennessee OB/GYN and Dr. Frank Ellis at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
Jefferson County will play host to Sevier County while Cocke County opens at Campbell County.
On Friday, all the teams appeared to have things they did well and some that were not as good.
West displayed a strong passing attack, scoring on its only possession of the period.
Quarterback Dylan Cribley completed all three of his pass attempts for 65 yards and the only touchdown of the game.
Cribley fired a 44-yard completion to Mason Paxton to get the Trojans out of a third-and-19 from their own 17 to highlight an 89-yard, 9-play scoring march.
Terrell Lovell carried twice and Neyland Gordon ran for another first down at the Big Red 26. Cribley connected with Jackson Cole for 10 yards and then put the six points on the scoreboard with a 6-yard TD toss to Elijah Richardson.
Juan Villasenor kicked the point after.
Cocke County threatened on its first possession, moving from its own 30 all the way to the Trojans’ 12 before turning the ball over on downs.
The Trojans netted 6 yards rushing for a total offense of 71. The Big Red wound up with 42 yards on the ground and another 27 in the air.
Jefferson County’s game winner came when quarterback Tanner Atkins fired a strike to Kadarrius Wright running down the seam of the Hurricanes’ defense. Wright gathered in the pass and took it 42 yards to paydirt. Zach Blais added the extra point.
The Patriots finished with the highest yardage production of the night with 114. Most of that came on the TD and a 43-yard pass from Stephen McReynolds to Nick Kelly.
East racked up 74 yards rushing and had two big plays called back by penalties with one of those a 90-yard touchdown run by Braxton Dalton. Freshman running back Ethan Ledford also lost a 34-yard gain to a penalty.
After the Patriots scored, East reeled off three first downs before turning the ball over on downs at the Jefferson County 33. The final two plays were pass attempts that were just slightly overthrown in the end zone.
Jefferson County threatened but a fourth down play from the East 2 was stacked up at the 6.
Ledford, who stepped into the running back slot when senior starter Jacob Gossett was lost for the season to an injury, wound up gaining 48 yards on 8 attempts.
Jefferson County got an interception from Seth Parrott.
In the junior varsity tilts, East ran for 69 yards in its win.
Freshman quarterback Eli Seals ran for 48 yards the first time the Hurricanes had the ball, but an interception by Jack Vines killed the threat at the 3.
Three plays later, the Patriots went for it on fourth-and-two and a pass was incomplete.
The Hurricanes took over and scored in two plays. Ahmad’jai Fulton gained five on the first play and Seals scored on the next. Gerson Sorto kicked the extra point.
Jefferson County got two quick first downs but East’s Keith Hayworth picked off a pass and the ‘Canes ran out the clock.
The Cocke County junior varsity win also came on a pass play when Keaston Jackson tossed a 42-yard payoff toss to Baylor Baxter. Jackson ran the 2-point conversion.
Late in the quarter, West had a 23-yard pass from Roddney Long to Brett Blair, but the big Red’s Richard Roemer came up with an interception on the next snap.
The Big Red outgained the Trojans 65-40 in the quarter.