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McCarter leads Sevier County past Morristown West, 48-27

Logan McCarter put Sevier County on the board before the offense even touched the ball on Thursday night.

The Smoky Bear defense forced a three and out on Morristown West's first possession. McCarter took the ensuing punt across the field and raced up the sideline to the endzone, getting help along the way on a devastating block from Peyton Otis.

McCarter scored on a 51-yard touchdown toss from Luke Manning on the Smoky Bears first offensive possession. Then, in the second quarter, Sevier County head coach Steve Brewer reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out a wide receiver pass play.

Quarterback Luke Manning tossed a pass across the formation and behind him to freshman Nathan Cunningham, who then chucked it deep to a wide open McCarter for a touchdown to put the Smoky Bears up 21-0.

McCarter finished the night with 238 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns. The senior is committed to play football at Furman University next year.

Running back Malachi Horton would lead the Trojans back, scoring twice in the second quarter including an 85-yard run.

Sevier County would take a 24-14 lead into halftime and pull away to win 48-27.

The Smoky Bears have lost only one IMAC game since joining the conference during the 2009 realignment and look like the favorites to win the district again this season.

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