Mitchell Denied 3-A State Title - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Carrie Anderson

Mitchell Denied 3-A State Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - Tyler Williamson did a little bit of

everything to lead Knoxville Catholic High School to a 28-18

victory against Mitchell in the Class 3A state football

championship on Saturday.

The Fighting Irish junior quarterback threw two touchdown

passes, ran for another and intercepted two passes at safety on a

frigid afternoon at Middle Tennessee State University.

Williamson's 1-yard touchdown sneak with 3:04 remaining was the

clincher as Catholic (15-0) won its first state football title.

Nick Branum caught a 55-yard touchdown bomb from Williamson in

the first quarter and Daniel Hood caught an 18-yard TD pass to give

the Irish a 21-12 halftime lead.

Junior running back Dorian Cozart added 100 yards rushing on 18

carries. Branum, named defensive MVP, sealed the victory with a

56-yard interception return to set up Catholic's final score.

  Mitchell (9-6) was led by sophomore running back Artaves Gibson,

named offensive MVP after rushing for 191 yards and two touchdowns

on 21 carries.

Powered by Frankly