Raiders Run All Over Wildcats

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Raiders Run All Over Wildcats

Spring Hill’s potent rushing attack led the Raiders to a victory in their season finale over Lawrence County 35-21. Quarterback Tylin Oden and running back Dontae Smith both surpassed 100 yards rushing. The win snapped Spring Hill’s 4-game losing streak.

As has been the case the rest of the season, the ground game was where the Raiders had their success. Spring Hill rushed for a total of 315 yards. Tylin Oden carried the ball 13 times for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Oden also threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Johnson. Dontae Smith ran the ball 12 times for 140 yards and a touchdown of his own.

The Raiders defense held Lawrence County to less than 125 yards passing and less than 300 yards of total offense. Spring Hill also held Lawrence County to fewer than 3 yards per carry. The Raiders defense stepped up after a 4-game streak of allowing 48 points per game.

The win for the Raiders created a logjam in Region 4-4A. Lawrence County, Giles County, and Spring Hill all finished the season 3-7, 2-3 in 4-4A and all went 1-1 against the other teams in the logjam. Per TSSAA rules, if a tie cannot be broken with head-to-head, the next tiebreaker goes to the combined win-loss record of the opponents for each team. With the opponents’ win-loss records taken into account, Lawrence County and Giles County advanced to the TSSAA playoffs and ending the season for Spring Hill.


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