The Ooltewah Owls traveled to William Blount High School needing to get a win after an adversity filled two week start to 2019. After the lightning delay and a last second loss to Chattanooga foe, Red Bank, the Owls looked to get into the win column for the season and the region.
The scoring started with Ooltewah and Jaquan Greenhill punching in a 9 yard run to go up 7-0 and followed it up with a field goal from Braeden Haynes. The next scoring threat came at the end of the first half with Ooltewah driving the ball 73 yards to the one yard line where the drive ended in a fumble as time expired.
The Owls coaching staff challenged the young team to put the game away early in the second half, after they were unable to do it against Red Bank. The Ooltewah offense started the half off on their own 20 yard line and after an early penalty that pushed the drive back to the 12 yard line, found their stride, driving 88 yards in 15 plays over 7 and a half minutes to finish with a Lane Moore quarterback sneak for a touchdown.
The Govs did not go away immediately, answering with a long touchdown drive of their own. However, after trading interceptions, the Owls put the game away with near 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter on the legs of Jaquan Greenhill with a 46 yard touchdown run on the second play off the drive. The final score of the game came when Lane Moore completed a seam route to Tucker Miller, after a fourth down stand by the Owls secondary.
The Owls get out of William Blount and improve to 1-1 on the year with a hard fought win and will host McMinn County High School this Friday at home in another region battle. Kickoff is at 7:30.