By Terry Collins
CARTHAGE — The Smith Co. High Owls football team won their fifth straight game with a 45-12 victory over Fayetteville last Friday night at Owls Stadium.
The Owls ran out to a 38-0 lead and never looked back in improving to 10-2 overall with the Class 2A second round state playoff win.
Smith Co. advances to host region foe East Robertson in state playoff quarterfinal action this Friday night at Owls Stadium where a state semifinal berth will be at stake.
The Owls scored on their opening drive which was followed by two fumble recoveries on kickoffs which led to two more Owls scores in the first eight minutes of the duel with Fayetteville.
The Black-and-Gold led 38-0 at the half as they had 280 total yards while holding the Tigers to 29.
“I am extremely proud of our players and coaching staff for another dominant playoff performance and win,” stated Owls head coach Matt Dyer. “Also, our fans were rocking for this game and it was awesome for them to be involved. Our community support is great and it created a true home field advantage for us. This was a game a lot of people had us on upset alert and said our defense would have a hard time defending Fayetteville’s QB, 3-star Sam Willoughby. Our guys took that personal and as a challenge.”
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