COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – T.D. Blackmon intercepted a two-point conversion try in overtime to preserve Maryville’s 35-34 win over Ravenwood in the Class 6A state championship game at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium on Saturday night.
Blackmon also prevented the Raptors from winning in regulation when he blocked Crews Holt’s 32-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining.
Cole Brown completed 17 of 22 passes for 283 yards and three total touchdowns for Ravenwood (14-1). He was named the game’s most valuable offensive player.
Maryville (15-0) trailed 28-7 after the first quarter, but came back to tie it in the third quarter. Austin Ensley threw a 19-yard pass to Bryce Miller and the two hooked up again on the two-point conversion to knot the game at 28.
In overtime, Tyler Vaught ran for a 3-yard touchdown to make it 35-28.
On the Raptors’ possession, Brown threw a 10-yard strike to Austin Percy on the first play and went for the win with the two-point conversion.
Joel Hopkins ran for 129 yards and a touchdown for Maryville, while Vaught threw for 123 yards on 8-for-15 passing. Kelby Brock caught six passes for 147 yards and a touchdown.
Seth Rowland led Ravenwood with 73 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Percy caught eight passes for 127 yards and a touchdown, while Van Jefferson had seven catches for 117 yards and a score.
The win gives the Rebels their 15th state championship in 21 appearances. Maryville has also won its last 30 games, its last defeat coming in the 2012 Class 6A title game.
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