Hixson Tops Howard, 51-20

Wildcats, 2-0 in 6-AA

Friday, September 20, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

The one-two offensive punch of Kedrick Bradley and Isaiah Robinson led visiting Hixson to a 51-20 win against Howard Friday night at Red Gaston Stadium in a high school football game.

The Gold Dust Twins combined for just under 400 yards as Bradley rushed for 170 yards and three scores, while Robinson tallied 220 on the ground including a 95 yard scamper up the middle as the Wildcats improves to 3-2 overall and more importantly 2-0 in 6-AA, while Howard is 1-3 and 0-1.

6-AA Standings: East Ridge (beat Brainerd), Red Bank (beat Central) and Hixson (beat Howard) are all tied for the 6-AA lead at 2-0, while Howard and Tyner are 0-1, followed by Central and Brainerd each at 2-0.

"We did what we had to do, we put it away in the first half (led 26-0 at half) and this was a good win," said Hixson coach Jason Fitzgerald.

Robinson rushed for 190 yards in the first 24 minutes and a TD, while Bradley had 127 on the ground and two scores.

Howard's scores came in the second half from Lorenzo McCauley ( 4 yard run), quarterback Terrance Brooks (9 yard run) and Cudjoe Young (3 yard run).

"We are freshmen and sophomores on the offensive line blocking for our seniors (McCauley, Brooks and Cudjoe Young) and we will get better as the season goes along," said Howard coach Michael Calloway.

"We have do a better job of blocking on the offensive line and we did that in the second half and must tackle better and we will."

Starting Deep in Hixson Territory: Four of Hixson's scoring drives started inside their own 20;  drives of 83 (6 plays), 95 (12 plays), 95 (1 play) and 96 yards (4 plays) produced the first four touchdowns.

Hixson senior quarterback Gill Brown connected with Jordan Johnson for scoring tosses of 60 and 7 yards, while Austin Gilkey reached the Howard end zone twice in the fourth quarter.

Hixson Defense: Allen Diaz had an interception, while Jordan Johnson and K.C. Shelton had fumble recoveries.

Howard's Hook and Ladder: Trailing 7-0 three minutes into the game, the Hustlin' Tigers used a Terrance Brooks to Quatarrius Porter to Kentarius Hampton for a 63 yard gain to the Hixson 18, but lost the ball on downs at the Hixson 5 yard line six  plays later ... Hampton took a pitch from Porter at the Howard 27 and raced to the Hixson 18 before being tackled by James Cole.

Key Hixson Drive: The Wildcats then drove 95 yards in 12 plays in 6:31 to lead 14-0 a minute into the second quarter ... Hixson scored on two of its next three possessions before intermission.

Big Games Oct 4 & 11: All teams in 6-AA either have an open date next week or play a non-district foe ... 

Oct 4  Howard at Brainerd .... East Ridge at Hixson ... Tyner at Central ... Red Bank has open date

Oct. 11 Red Bank at East Ridge... Brainerd at Central ... Howard at Tyner ... Hixson has open date 

Hixson 51, Howard 20

Hixson 14-12-13-12 -- 51

Howard 0-0-6-14 -- 20

Hixson - Kedrick Bradley 4 run (Luke White kick), 7-0 .. 1st Q

Hixson - Bradley 24 run (White kick), 14-0 ... 2nd Q

Hixson -  Isaiah Robinson 95 run (kick failed), 20-0 ... 2nd Q

Hixson - Jordan Johnson 60 pass from Gill Brown (pass failed), 26-0 ... 2nd Q

Howard - Lorenzo McCauley 4 run (pass failed), 26-6 ... 3rd Q 

Hixson -  Johnson 7 pass from Brown (run failed), 32-6 ... 3rd Q

Hixson -  Bradley 3 run (White kick), 39-6 ... 3rd Q

Hixson - Austin Gilkey 1 run (run failed), 45-6 ... 4th Q

Howard -  Terrance Brooks 9 run (McCauley run, 45-14 ... 4th Q

Hixson - Gilkey 5 run (run failed), 51-14 .... 4th Q

Howard -  Cudjoe Young 3 run (pass failed), 51-20 ... 4th Q 

contact B.B. Branton at William.branton@comcast.net


South Pittsburg Picked To Win Region 3 1-A

South Pittsburg's Pirates have been picked to win the Region 3-1A high school football championship in Murphy Fair's Tennessee High School Football magazine. With head coach Vic Grider back for his second season, the Pirates will be looking for a successful season. Hogan Holland returns at quarterback after completing 75 of 144 passes for more than 1,200 yards and 16 touchdowns ... (click for more)

Campbell Earns Low Pro Honors At Lookout Mountain

Adam Campbell shot 73 on Monday and earned low-pro honors in the Chattanooga Chapter Tenn PGA Pro-Am at the Lookout Mountain Golf Club. Monday's Results: Low Professional: 1st: (73) Adam Campbell Professional Skins: Adam Campbell #2, #3, #9, & #15, Kevin Ashley #8 & #10, Derek Montecalvo #5 & #17 Low Amateur: (70) Jeff Poe Amateur Skins: Jeff ... (click for more)

Customer Who Shot Robber At East Ridge Convenience Store Said He Threw Cigarette Rack At Him, Threatened To Kill Female Clerk

The customer who shot and killed a robber at an East Ridge convenience store on June 30 said the robber threw a cigarette rack at him and also threatened to kill a female clerk. Charles Russell also said that he fired when Anthony Edmonds reached for something. He said he thought he was going for a gun. East Ridge Police said Edmonds was armed with a meat cleaver that he wielded ... (click for more)

DA's Office Defends Suspended Sentence In School Bus Driver Rape Case

The District Attorney's Office defended a controversial suspended sentence in a rape case involving a substitute county school bus driver. Prosecutor Jason Demastus said the victim, who was 15 years old at the time of the March 2015 incident, was in agreement on the plea and refused to testify against Alexander Rodriquez. Rodriguez, 34, last Thursday pleaded guilty to ... (click for more)

Make America Good Again - And Response

“No people can be great, who have ceased to be virtuous.”   Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) Last week I witnessed first hand the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. As I observed the happenings within the Quicken Arena, the one theme that continued to pop up again and again, was  Make America Great Again .  Of course, that being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Keep Mike Carter’s Genius

Mike Carter, who has just been chosen as the “Best Overall” member of the Tennessee Legislature by a group known as the Tennessee Forum and “Legislator of the Year” by Citizens for Home Rule, is truly both. A lawyer and then a Sessions Court judge for 8 ½ years, he is overwhelmingly favored to win a third term during next Thursday’s election and rightly so. While it is laudable ... (click for more)