Page fell victim to a 35-0 run by Knoxville West in the BlueCross Bowl Class 5A championship game on Friday evening, falling 47-13 at Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium.
Notes from the game:
How it went down: Page struggled to run the ball when it tried, finishing with minus-6 yards on 12 carries. The teams traded scores in the first half as Brayden Latham and Marshaun Bowers scored for West, while Colin Hurd and Max Collins found the end zone for Page. The two teams combined for 39 points in the second quarter after a scoreless first period. West outscored Page 21-0 in the second half.
Notable numbers: West outgained the Patriots 385-205 in total offense … Page went 0-for-11 on third downs … Page held West to 2.8 yards per carry on 35 attempts, as the Rebels finished with 99 rushing yards … Four West receivers had at least 55 receiving yards.
Turning point: Page led 13-12 after Colin Hurd found Max Collins for a 69-yard touchdown, but West responded roughly a minute later on a pass from Carson Jessie to Syxx Hoard and added an RJ Brooks touchdown with 16 seconds left in the half, taking a 26-13 lead to halftime.
Key performers: Jessie was the game’s Most Valuable Player with 18-of-24 passing for 286 yards and four touchdowns … Latham rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries … Cayden Latham had 66 yards and a touchdown on four receptions for West … Hurd finished 17-of-37 for 211 yards, a touchdown and an interception … Henry Cason caught five passes for 56 yards, while Collins had three receptions for 93 yards … Eric Hazzard was Page’s leading tackler with 11 (six solo), collected two sacks and had four tackles for a loss … Brendan Anes had 10 tackles (four solo) for the Patriots.