Courtesy of Sand Mountain Reporter
The Crossville High football team’s best defensive effort of the season put the Lions in position to earn a Class 5A, Region 6 win, but Southside hit a late field goal to break a 3-3 tie and escape with a 6-3 decision last Thursday (Oct. 24) at Crossville Memorial Stadium.
Crossville dropped to 1-8 overall and closed 1-5 in the Region 6 standings. Southside improved to 2-7 overall and went 2-4 in region play.
The Lions limited Southside to 196 total yards — 109 rushing and 87 passing. Carnell Davis led the Panthers with 95 yards on 18 carries.
After a scoreless first half, Crossville’s Javier Juan nailed a 23-yard field goal midway through the third quarter to make it 3-0.
Southside tied it 3-3 on Nolan Johnson’s 19-yard field goal with 1:03 left in the third.
Johnson provided the game-winning points when he hit a 25-yard field goal with 2:06 to go in the fourth quarter. Crossville turned the ball over on downs on the ensuing possession.
Southside finishes its season this Friday (Nov. 1) at home against Cherokee County.