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Tullahoma comes from behind to win Coffee Pot

Posted on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:26 am

Coffee County Central High School led most of the game against Tullahoma Friday, but a Wildcats’ touchdown with 54 seconds to go in the fourth quarter tipped the scales in Tullahoma’s favor for a 12-9 win in the 88th annual Coffee Pot game.

The loss for Coffee County not only left the Coffee Pot in the hands of Tullahoma; it left the Red Raiders football squad winless for 2013.

Tullahoma took an early lead with a field goal in the first quarter, but Coffee County answered with a touchdown in the second when Justin Smith ripped the ball from a Tullahoma runner and carried it in for a touchdown. At halftime the Raiders led 6-3.

The Raiders added three more early in the fourth when senior David Morgan booted a 22-yard field goal.

But with less than a minute to go in the game Cole Potter connected with Riley Darden from seven yards out for a touchdown. The Raiders blocked the extra point attempt, but the Wildcats’ lead held.

Tullahoma finishes the season at 5-5 and Coffee County 0-10.

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