Short-handed Cedar Bluff blasts Jax Christian
JACKSONVILLE – Cedar Bluff sophomore running back Ivory Starr ran for three touchdowns in leading Class 1A, No. 8 Cedar Bluff to a 41-12 Region 6 football victory at Jacksonville Christian.
“We had a good many guys out tonight for various reasons, but we persevered and played well,” Cedar Bluff coach Jonathan McWhorter said.
Cedar Bluff ( 6- 2, 5- 0) jumped out to a 21-0 lead behind a pair of 4-yard touchdown runs by freshman running back Travon Clifton and Starr. Freshman quarterback Luke Hampton connected with junior receiver Lucas Tracy for a 2-point conversion following Starr’s first touchdown run.
Hampton found junior receiver Davion Fife for a 15-yard touchdown for the Tigers’ final score of the first half.
Jacksonville Christian (3-5, 1-4) finally got on the scoreboard on Jayden Mitchell’s 7-yard touchdown pass to Chase Cobb.
A pair of Starr touchdown runs from 15 and 54 yards in the third quarter pushed Cedar Bluff’s lead to 33-6. Mitchell tossed another touchdown pass to open the fourth-quarter scoring. Hampton’s 15-yard touchdown run, along with a Clifton 2-point conversion, capped the game’s scoring.
Cedar Bluff hosts third-ranked Spring Garden for the Region 6 championship on Friday.