Blanton scores 3TDs
as Cherokee beats Towns County
ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT
Cherokee went down to Georgia looking for a game to win….and they did…
Cherokee pulled to 2-1 on the season with a 39-20 win over the Towns County (Ga.) Indians on Friday, Sept. 3. Braves QB Jesse Blanton scored three TDs including a 65-yard run to lead Cherokee as they gained almost 400 yards in total offense.
Dorian Walkingstick had another outstanding game gaining 229 yards on 32 carries and two scores. Cherokee’s defense held Towns County to 217 total yards.
Justice Littlejohn had two sacks and Buddy Arch led the Braves with 3 tackles. Seth Littlejohn intercepted a pass and Arch also blocked a kick.
Towns County jumped out to an early lead as Noah Calhoun took the ball 66 yards to the house just seconds into the game. The point after was blocked and the Indians led 6-0 at the 11:41 mark in the 1st quarter.
But, Cherokee didn’t let that get them down…not even close. They would bounce right back and score six unanswered touchdowns.
Walkingstick ran 24 yards for the score in the 1st quarter. Blanton would score twice in the 2nd quarter on runs of 2-yards and 1-yard and again in the 3rd quarter on a 65-yard run. Seth Littlejohn scored in the 3rd on a 21-yard run and Walkingstick added another in the 4th on an 8-yard run.
Cherokee led 39-6 with 11:37 left in the game. Towns County tried to launch a comeback as Jackson Noblett would score on runs of 14-yards and 15-yards, but it was too late as the Braves took the win 39-20.