There were a lot of stars on the field during Science Hill’s game against David Crockett last Friday night, but Hilltopper quarterback Jaxon Diamond shined the brightest under the lights of Kermit Tipton Stadium.
Diamond threw four touchdown passes in his team’s 35-14 victory over the Pioneers (0-2), helping the Hilltoppers (1-1) avenge a lopsided road loss to Crockett last year. Prince Kollie, who has committed to play football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, scored both of Crockett’s touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the Daniel Boone Trailblazers went on the road and shocked Greeneville by scoring a touchdown with under a minute left to secure a 35-34 victory.
Jackson Jenkins threw the game-winning score to Phillip Page with 25 seconds left. Jenkins and Page connected on three TD strikes. Devon White rushed for over 100 yards and two TDs before leaving the game with a broken leg. After White left the game with the injury, the Trailblazers (1-1) rallied from a 34-21 deficit to complete the upset.
In other action, Science Hill’s volleyball team continued its fast start by beating league foes Tennessee High and Volunteer last week before scoring a non-conference win over Sullivan South on Monday. The Lady Hilltoppers are unbeaten in conference play and 9-1 overall.
Washington County is leading the pack in the District 1-AAA volleyball standings. Daniel Boone is 7-2 overall and 3-0 in league play while David Crockett is 2-1 in conference play, good enough for third place in the standings. Science Hill will face Daniel Boone on the road in a battle for first place on Thursday evening.
Science Hill’s girls’ soccer team is also unbeaten thus far heading into a tournament at Knox Bearden later this week.