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By Zach Colburn, HighSchoolOT contributor
Bakersville, N.C. — "Chapel Hill."
Mitchell High School’s student section started chanting the destination of next weekend’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1A football championship game as the Mountaineers held a sizable lead late in the fourth quarter on Friday night.
Mitchell took care of business early and captured its second NCHSAA Western Regional championship with a 34-21 win over Robbinsville.
The Mountaineers will take on Eastern Regional winner Tarboro, which defeated Pender 22-12, in the 1A state title game at Noon next Saturday at Kenan Stadium on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mitchell went to the state 1AA championship game back in 2015 but lost to Wallace Rose-Hill.
The Mountaineers won their 11th straight game and used a similar formula to the one used throughout their now 13-2 campaign — Ty Turbyfill on offense and an intercepting-savvy defense. Mitchell’s defense has now intercepted 20 passes this fall.
Turbyfill, the junior signal caller, rushed for 197 yards and five touchdowns while teammates Dalton Hollifield and Carter Hoyle each intercepted a Dasan Goss pass.
Mitchell made a gusty call on its first drive as it faced fourth-and-five from the Black Knight 35-yard line.
From there, Turbyfill did the rest, rushing through Robbinsville’s defense and into the end zone. Ben Wessinger added his first of four extra points.
After Hollifield’s pick, Turbyfill tacked on a 2-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter. Turbyfill added on a 1-yard score with 22 seconds to play in the second quarter to give the Mountaineers a 20-0 halftime lead.
On the Black Mitchell high school football playoffs first drive of the second half, Hoyle intercepted Goss and, again, Mitchell’s offense took advantage as Turbyfill scored on a 29-yard scamper.
Turbyfill, who was also 8-of-11 passing for 97 yards, added a 1-yard rushing score with 17 seconds left in the third quarter.
Down 27-0 after Turbyfill’s fourth touchdown of the night, Fiesta bowl pontiac finally put up some points, thanks to a 48-yard rushing touchdown from Cuttler Adams.
The Black Knights also forced a turnover of their own that would lead to points on Friday when Tytan Teesateskie recovered a fumble following a botched hand-off by Mitchell high school football playoffs capitalized of the situation as he found Kage Williams on a 5-yard touchdown pass to make it 34-14 after Cody Cline’s point after.
Robbinsville, which was denied it 15th state championship appearance since 1972, concluded its season at 10-4.
Notes: Adams, a sophomore, led the Black Knights on offense with 119 yards and touchdown; Goss, who added a 4-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter, added 99 yards on eight carries….Adams also led Robbinsville’s defense with 11 tackles and Zeke Silvers had six tackles…Chase Duncan led the Mountaineer defense with seven tackles and Gabe Brandt and Ethan Willis elmhurst softball schedule six cece by cynthia steffe jumpsuit five tackles, respectively.
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By Jacob Hancock, HighSchoolOT reporter
Chapel Hill, N.C. — Tarboro's football team won its fourth state title in round rock tennis association seasons and its second in the 2021 calendar year with a 28-7 win over Mitchell in the NCHSAA 1A state championship game at UNC's Kenan Stadium on Saturday.
Tarboro senior running back Tobias Joyner took home MVP honors with 132 yards rushing and two touchdowns on the ground. Junior running back Trevon White was the team's most outstanding player on offense with 79 yards rushing and two touchdowns, while senior defensive back Treheem Daniels took home most outstanding player on defense with a game-high 14 tackles.
Mitchell junior quarterback Ty Turbyfill was named the team's most outstanding player on offense with101 yards rushing, 62 yards passing and a touchdown pass. Senior linebacker Enrique Huaroco was named the team's most outstanding player on defense with 11 tackles and a forced fumble.
The Vikings (14-1, 5-0 Four Rivers 1A) shut out the Mountaineers (13-3, 6-0 Western Highlands 1A/2A) in the second half. Defensive backs Nathan Sherrod and Omarion Lewis each came up with crucial interceptions down the stretch, and the Vikings' defense forced two turnovers on downs in the fourth quarter, mitchell high school football playoffs.
Tarboro got on the board first. After a Layton Dupree punt pinned Mitchell at its 1, mitchell high school football playoffs, Tarboro's defense forced a three-and-out, setting up the Vikings well with the ball at their 49. Tarboro capitalized and opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run by White to take the 7-0 lead with 49 seconds left in the first quarter.
Mitchell tied it up on the following possession, mitchell high school football playoffs. After Turbyfill came up gimpy following a second-down run, the Mountaineers ran a fake QB draw and Turbyfill tossed it to a wide open Gage Young for an 8-yard score to make it 7-7 with 9:23 left in the second quarter.
A shanked punt gave Tarboro the ball at Mitchell's 30-yard line with less than 3 minutes to go in the second period. The Vikings bled the clock nearly all the way down, taking the lead 14-7 on a 1-yard run by White on fourth and goal with 6 seconds remaining in the half.
White returned the second half kickoff to the Chesterfield little league basketball 47-yard line, and a couple plays later, mitchell high school football playoffs, Tobias Joyner got loose for a 35-yard touchdown to push the lead to mitchell high school football playoffs with 9:58 left in the third quarter.
Joyner put the final nail in the coffin with a 38-yard touchdown run to push the lead to 28-7 with 2:12 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Prior to the game, Mitchell's Xander Gardner and Tarboro's Amari Battle received the NCHSAA Sportsmanship Awards for their respective teams.
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