The Cumberland County High School Jet football team was beaten 48-21 by the Scott County Highlanders Friday night in Huntsville, as they prepare for this week's District 6AAA opener on Holder Field against cross-town rival Stone Memorial at 7 p.m. in the annual "King of the Mountain" game.
The Panthers (1-1) were beaten 21-13 by the DeKalb County Tigers last Friday night.
Scott County took a 7-0 first-quarter lead on a one-yard run by Jake Phillips. Ryan Jeffers booted the PAT.
Jordan Buckner passed nine yards to Dorian Holt and Gene Cravens booted the PAT to tie the game at 7-7; however, Scott County scored 14-unanswered points to take a 21-7 lead at the break. Phillips passed 61 yards to Mark Karluah and scored on a one-yard run for the Highlanders. Jeffers converted both PATs.
Phillips passed 20-yards to Austin Stephens and Kaleb Byrge for third quarter scores and Jeffers booted two more PATS to give the hosts a 35-7 lead.
Dorian Holt raced 65 yards for a Jet TD in the third quarter to slice the margin to 35-13; however, the PAT was no good.
The Phillips to Stephens connection was good for a 49-yard score to open the scoring in the final quarter, but the PAT failed, giving Scott County a 40-13 advantage.
Buckner passed 62 yards to Colton Dykes to slice the deficit to 41-20. Kenny Brewer's two-point conversion made it 41-21.
Justin King finished the scoring with a 25-yard run. Jeffers PAT made the final score 48-21.
CCHS rushed rushed for 100 yards on 28 carries, including 86 yards on 11 attempts by Holt and 21 yards on four totes by Tyler Norris.
Buckner completed 15 of 24 passes for 150 yards with one touchdown. Dykes was the leading receiver with six catches for 114 yards with one TD, followed by A.J. Dick (five for 19), Holt (two for 12 with one TD) and Tyler Howard (one for five).
Phillips was completed 17 of 22 passes for 327 yards with four touchdowns and rushed for 23 yards on eight carries with two TDs.
(Editor's note: Greg Maxwell contributed the stats and scoring summary for this story.)