Hilltoppers, Pioneers roll to victory

Jaxon Diamond continued his aerial assault on Science Hill’s opponents by tossing four touchdown passes in a win over Hardin Valley last Friday. PHOTO BY DAKOTA HAMILTON, DOCO PHOTOGRAPHY

Science Hill’s football team was missing six starters for last Friday’s home game against Hardin Valley, but the Hilltoppers (2-1, 1-0) certainly didn’t miss a beat en route to a 48-21 victory.

Jaxon Diamond threw four TD passes for the second week in a row, helping power a Science Hill offense that racked up 561 yards of total offense. Science Hill running back Caleb Mazoff added nearly 200 yards rushing and two touchdowns to help balance out Diamond’s efforts through the air.

Down in Jonesborough, Notre Dame signee Prince Kollie starred on both sides of the ball as David Crockett cruised to a 49-0 win over Volunteer. Kollie only got the ball four times on offense, but gained over 100 yards and scored two touchdowns. On defense, he was a one-man wrecking crew as the Pioneers (1-2, 1-0) pitched a shutout.

Up in the Stone Castle in Bristol, Daniel Boone ended up on the wrong end of a 14-7 decision against the Vikings of Tennessee High. Defense took top billing in the hard-fought contest, and an interception returned for a touchdown by Tennessee High’s Bryce Snyder proved to be the difference in the game.

Boone (1-2, 0-1) played its first full game without star running back Devon White, who suffered a broken leg in the second half of the Blazers’ win over Greeneville. As White cheered his teammates on from the sidelines last Friday, Brennan Blair helped pick up the slack in the running game, carrying the ball for almost 150 yards and Boone’s lone TD.

In volleyball action, the Lady Trailblazers of Daniel Boone (9-2, 5-0) won the marquee matchup of the week, sweeping Science Hill (10-2, 4-1) by the score of 25-20, 25-16, 25-20 to take over sole possession of first place in District 1-AAA.


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