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Maryville 31, Alcoa 2 (8/30/13)

August 31, 2013

ALCOA, TN — Maryville’s regular-season winning streak is still alive.

The Maryville Rebels led 21-0 at halftime en route to a 31-2 win over the Alcoa Tornadoes in the annual “Battle of Pistol Creek” on Friday night at Goddard Field. More than 10,000 fans were in attendance for the game that was part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.

The Rebels haven’t lost a regular-season game since losing the opener in 2010 to the Tornadoes. They’ve won four straight in the series to take a 59-23-3 all-time lead. The rivalry pits two of the state’s winningest programs (they’ve combined for 25 state titles) and two of the nations top coaches against one another.

Maryville senior quarterback John Garrett was named the Great American Rivalry Series Most Valuable Player after throwing for 129 yards and two TDs and running for another score. He had a 41-yard TD pass to senior Cody Carroll less than a minute in and a 33-yard TD pass to sophomore Kelby Brock. Garrett also ran into the end zone from 7-yards out.

Senior Shawn Prevo ran for 95 yards and a TD for Maryville, which finished with 357 total yards.

The Tornadoes finished with just 151 total yards and reached the red zone just once.

Maryville (2-0) hosts West next Friday night, while Alcoa (1-1) goes to McMinn City on Sept. 13.

 

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