• A host of Mitchell High School Junior Varsity football players bring down a Smoky Mountain ball carrier Thursday, Sept. 13, during the Mountaineers 24-20 loss to the Mustangs. (Brandon Roberts/Mitchell News-Journal)
    A host of Mitchell High School Junior Varsity football players bring down a Smoky Mountain ball carrier Thursday, Sept. 13, during the Mountaineers 24-20 loss to the Mustangs. (Brandon Roberts/Mitchell News-Journal)

JV football: Mitchell falls to Smoky Mountain

LEDGER – The Mitchell High School junior varsity football team fell short of its first win of the year Thursday, Sept. 13, in a 24-20 home loss to Smoky Mountain.

Mitchell (0-4) struck first with seven minutes into the game when quarterback Carter Hoyle scored on a 1-yard run. The two-point conversion failed, and Mitchell was up 6-0 early. 

Smoky Mountain (1-2-1) answered immediately, returning the ensuing kickoff 48 yards for a touchdown. The Mustangs converted the two-point try and took an 8-6 lead heading into the second quarter. 

The Mountaineers regained the lead with 8:13 to go in the second quarter on a 26-yard touchdown run by Harrison Horney. Grant Phillips ran in the two-point conversion and Mitchell was up 14-8.

Smoky Mountain scored two more touchdowns in the second quarter and took a 24-14 lead heading into halftime. 

Mitchell held the Mustangs scoreless in the second half but managed only one touchdown when Horney scored on a 32-yard run with 3:42 remaining in the game. 

The Mountaineers gained 294 yards of offense in the game led by Hoyle, who had 154 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. 

The junior varsity team travels to Rutherfordton Thursday, Sept. 20, to play R-S Central. 

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. 

 

 

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