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. 


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