Page takes a shorter trip to nearby Class 6A Independence on Friday after falling in its opener at Clarksville’s 5A Kenwood.
Photos courtesy of STEPHANIE THIEMAN
Patriots take 10-8 lead before falling at Kenwood 22-10
Class 4A’s Page High School takes a shorter trip to nearby Class 6A school Independence on Friday night after falling in its opener at Clarksville, Tenn., against 5A Kenwood.
The Patriots overcame an 8-0 deficit to lead 10-8 in Coach Charles Rathbone’s debut as head coach. The game, won by Kenwood 22-10, was also interrupted by a power outage.
Kenwood college prospect Maleek Hall caught a 29-yard scoring pass from Malcolm Perry, and Perry ran in the two-point conversion.
But Page charged ahead midway through the second quarter after a field goal and touchdown run.
Senior Jake Laster kicked the 21-yard field goal with 57 seconds left in the first quarter. Junior Zac Mizell then scored on the quarterback keeper 1 yard out for the lead 5:51 before halftime.
Michael Sutherland, however, put the hosts back up with a 47-yard run with two minutes left in the second quarter. Perry added another two-point run to make it 16-10.
Hall broke loose for a 54-yard TD run just before the game ended with the conversion pass failing for the final score.
The Patriots gave up 333 rushing yards and were outgained 369-199 overall. Page was also penalized 18 times for 114 yards.
The new high-octane offense garnered 192 passing yards to Kenwood’s 36.
Mizell threw for 192 yards on 11-of-25 passing with two interceptions. He had two hookups covering 66 and 61 yards to senior Austin Madge.
Independence suffered a 20-7 loss to Blackman in its opener Friday night.