Scott's Jon Hamblin looks for running room with an escort by Hayden Byrge during Scott's game at Catholic Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Trailing the play is Dylan Allen (52). (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt)
Scott's Jon Hamblin looks for running room with an escort by Hayden Byrge during Scott's game at Catholic Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. Trailing the play is Dylan Allen (52). (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt)

KNOXVILLE — A spurt of three touchdowns in seven minutes was the main difference in the football game here Friday, as Catholic raced to a 35-2 halftime lead against Scott and held on for a win by the same score.

Catholic’s standout senior runningback, Elijah Brown, and the Irish’s withering defense were the two main storylines of the game.

Brown finished with 159 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries, and 198 total yards, to power his team’s offense.

The defense for Catholic (7-1, 3-0), meanwhile, limited Scott (6-3, 1-3) to just two of 16 on third downs and one of six on fourth down, and made 13 tackles behind the line of scrimmage while forcing five turnovers. Scott quarterback Jake Phillips left the game with an injury late in the third quarter and did not return, though he was expected to be okay.

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