Stewarts Creek improved to 5-4 overall and 4-1 in Region 5 play with a 33-14 win over Overton High School Thursday night.

The Red Hawks jumped out to a 27-7 halftime lead as tailback Gabe Walker scored two rushing touchdowns from five and 36 yards out.

Senior quarterback Alex Krenk had a 1-yard touchdown run, and Upton Bellenfant booted two 47-yard field goals. Jaylen Moore added a 6-yard touchdown run in the second half.

"We did a great job setting the tone and getting off to a good start," Stewarts Creek coach Ben Caudill said. "Our senior leadership was outstanding. It was a big win for us against a very well-coached football team."

Walker rushed for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries, while Krenk completed 16 of 20 passes for 151 yards. Moore had seven receptions for 59 yards, Tayden Mounivong had six receptions for 40 yards and Jaren Williams added three catches for 43 yards.

Defensively, A'sean Chanthalath had eight tackles and a sack, and Tyree Thomas had eight trackles. Haidyn Davis also had a fumble recovery.

Stewarts Creek will play host to Smyrna on Friday night with an opportunity to win a share of the region championship.

BLACKMAN 30, SIEGEL 7

The Blaze remained in the hunt for the final Region 3 playoff berth with the road victory.

Blackman (3-5 overall, 2-2 in region play) must win at Cookeville Friday to reach the postseason.

The Blaze wasted little time in taking control against it built an early two-touchdown lead.

Drew Beam threw for three touchdowns, all to Todd Lark, who finished with more than 180 yards receiving. Andrew Hudson-Jackson also rushed for 140 yards and a score.

"Based on watching film, they (Siegel) play really hard and getting better each and every week," Blackman coach Kit Hartsfield said. "I thought our O-line stepped up to the plate and our tailbacks were breaking tackles. They had been doing a really good job stopping the run.

"I feel like we got back to our mentality. Of course, that opened up the passing game."

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