Hixson Edges Sequoyah 15-12 In Final Minutes

Friday, November 15, 2013 - by Hollie Webb

The Hixson High School Wildcats defeated the Sequoyah Chiefs 15-12 in a defensive struggle Friday night. The Wildcats will now move on to play Knoxville Catholic in week three of the class 4A high school football playoffs.

Sequoyah started the scoring with a touchdown in the first quarter by tailback Drew Carson. The Chiefs failed to convert the extra point. Later in the first quarter, Isaiah Robinson scored for Hixson and the first quarter ended with Hixson leading 7-6. 

In the second quarter, Sequoyah scored a touchdown but it was called back for a holding penalty.

With 40 seconds left in the third quarter, Sequoyah fullback Caleb Miner scored for the Chiefs. After a failed 2 point conversion, Sequoyah led the Wildcats 12-7. 

The Chiefs stayed in control of the game until the last few minutes of the fourth quarter when Hixson put together a drive and went the length of the field. The drive was capped off by a 1-yard run by quarterback Gill Brown, putting Hixson ahead by a point. Hixson added a 2 point conversion, making what turned out to be the final score 15-12. 

The Wildcats will play at home again next Friday as they continue in the playoffs. 


UTC's Davis To Play In Reese's Senior Bowl

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Keionta Davis has accepted an invite to participate in the the 2017 Reese's Senior Bowl, announced today.  Davis is the 2016 Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year and led the league with 10.5 sacks as a defensive end. The Senior Bowl is the nation's most unique football game, featuring the country's best senior collegiate ... (click for more)

NPSL Anounces Southeast Conference Changes

There will be a new soccer landscape in the Southeast in 2017. After a highly productive Annual Owners Meeting summit this past weekend, the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) announced that the Southeast Conference will have ten teams this year, split evenly between an East and West Division. Chattanooga FC will play in the West Division.  Joining CFC in the West will ... (click for more)

Lawsuit Says Girl Received Severe Traumatic Brain Injury In Woodmore Bus Wreck

A new lawsuit in the tragic Woodmore Elementary School bus wreck said one girl on the bus suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Attorneys Joseph Fried and Michael Goldberg of Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County Circuit Court on behalf of the minor daughter of Shanquatta Byrd. The bus driver, Johnthony Walker, was transporting 37 students from ... (click for more)

Officer Who Was Shot Returned Fire; Is Recovering Well; Shooter Still On Loose

Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday morning that the officer who was shot three times on Thursday is recovering well.   Chief Fletcher said the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest and one bullet hit the vest, which protected him during the shooting.  The officer was able to return fire, although Chief Fletcher would not comment on how many bullets ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Couldn't Manage Public Education

I have been reading the buzz about Signal Mountain and other small municipalities considering a move to form their own school district within their municipal boundaries.  It is quite the comedy hour considering the notion that small cities that for decades could not even manage small sewer systems or 911 districts, are somehow going to do a better job with public education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Abolish Bail For Poor

Our terribly overcrowded Hamilton County Jail may get some help from an unsuspected corner – the Obama administration is tackling the fact that right now over 450,000 people are in our country’s jails because they are too poor to pay for bail. It is a violation of the Constitution to “punish people for their poverty.” As the Eighth Amendment provides, “… excessive bail ought not ... (click for more)