Dragons Fall 34-7 to Sequatchie Co.

The York Dragons took to the road on Friday, October 18 to Dunlap to take on the Sequatchie County Indians, and came away on the short end of a 34-7 score.

The Indians scored on their first possession to take a 6-0 advantage, but were held scoreless through the rest of the first period, with the Dragons scoring early in the second period to take a 7-6 lead as Dalton Barger took it in from 25 yards out and Johann West booted the conversion to cap a 59-yard, 6-play drive.

The Indians responded with an 8-play, 73-yard scoring drive to take back the lead with 6:56 left in the first half to go ahead 14-7 as Edgar Veracruz ran it in from 2 yards out, and then was successful on the 2-point conversion.

York’s next possession was short-lived, as on the first play, a Dragon fumble was recovered by the Indians at the York 23, and five plays later, Autin McCurry scored from 5 yards out to pull ahead 20-7 after the extra point attempt failed with 5:26 left in the first half.

York got good field possession on the ensuing kickoff at the Dragon 49, and moved to the Sequatchie 25 before successive penalties moved them back out to the 45, followed by an incomplete pass, which forced York to punt on fourth down.

This time, the Indians moved the ball from their own 18 to the York 49 before York’s Thaddeus Thoman intercepted a pass at the York 15 and returned to the 49 on the final play of the first half.

York took the second half kickoff at their 25 and  moved to the Sequatchie 49 before Dalton Barger was sacked for a loss on 4th down, from which point, the Indians began another scoring drive, staying on the ground to eat up the clock to move 45 yards in 6 plays to take a 26-7 lead  with 5:25 left  in the third period when Ryan Johnson capped a 9-play, 48-yard drive to score from 3 yards out, and Autin McCurry connected with Johnson for the 2-point conversion to give his team a 34-7 lead, and the win.

Dalton Barger led the York offense with 65 yards  and a touchdown on 10 carries, while Zach Gibson and Evan Tompkins led the defensive effort with 13 and 10 tackles, respectively.

Autin McCurry led the Indians with 81 yards on 7 carries and Ryan Johnson had 64 yards and scored two touchdowns.

Defensively, Logan Johnson led the Indians with 8 tackles.

With the win, Sequatchie County improved to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in Region play, while the Dragons dropped to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in Region play.

In other Region 4-3A action last week, Smith County (5-3)(3-1), defeated Cannon County (4-5) (1-3), by the score of 51-14;Upperman (7-1) (4-0) defeated Grundy County (0-8) (0-3), by the score  of 41-0)

Read the rest of the story and stats in this weeks Fentress Courier.