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Coffee County comeback falls short

By Russell Smythia

MTN Sports Reporter

February 7, 2021

Coffee County played their second road game in as many days, losing to Franklin County 50-41 on Saturday night.

The Red Raiders had a slow start offensively. However, their defense was strong early leaving both teams tied 7-7 after the first quarter. The Rebels went on a small run in the second quarter to take a four point lead into the half. The Red Raiders came out of halftime strong and went on a 6-2 run to tie the game back up 21-21. After putting an end to the run, Franklin County took the lead and never gave it back.

“I think it had a little impact on the game," said Coffee County head coach Micah Williams. "Friday night’s game was very physical and after a big win like that it can take a lot out of you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Also having to travel on back to back nights could have played a role in last night’s performance as well.”

Six players ended the game in double figures, with three from each team. Kane Reed led the Rebels with 19. Kyle Farless and Trenton Scrivnor both had 12 to lead the Raiders.

Coffee County is now tied for second place in the district with a record of 6-4, but they hold the tiebreaker over Tullahoma after beating them earlier this season. The Red Raiders have two district games left against Lincoln County and Tullahoma and can guarantee themselves second place by winning out.

“It will most definitely shape us into the team we want to be going into the district tournament,” said CCHS senior Tyler Taylor.

CCHS hosts Lincoln County on Monday night for Senior Night. The Lady Raider will play at 6 p.m. with the boys game to follow.

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