Corbin 35 Notre Dame 17 (Chattanooga,TN) @Corbin_Football @NDChattFootball
Written by: David Burnworth on Sunday, September 1st, 2019
Saturday night was might first visit to Corbin, Kentucky to catch a Corban football game against (Chattanooga) Notre Dame. A team that I had watched last season to kick off my year. I had two reasons for making the drive. 1) was to see a game at Corbin. 2) To meet coach Haddix, one of the best high school quarterbacks I have watched during my travels. Coach Haddix was very cool and he introduced me to his mamma. Good people as were everyone I talked to.
The game was scoreless until the 8:08 mark of the opening quarter when Jacob Baker nailed a 36 yard field goal to put Corbin up 3-0.
Notre Dame would need just 6 plays to go 67 yards to take the lead, when Jeffery Watkins Jr. going the final 12 yards for the score. Hunter Hill made good on the P.A.T. to make this a 7-3 score, with 1:44 left in the quarter. On the ensuing kickoff Treyveon Longmire took the ball to the Notre Dame 47 yard line, but the Irish defense slammed the door very quickly to keep this a four point game.
Colin Kidd made a nice Barry Sanders like move on his way to a 18 yard pick up, giving Corbin a big first down at the 4:58 mark of the 2nd quarter. Thirty eight seconds later, Jake Steely hauled in a Cameron Combs pass to give Corbin a 9-7 lead. The scoring drive totaled 47 yards, while lasting for 7 plays.
Notre Dame ended the half with three big plays, with the biggest being a 18 yard touchdown run by Watkins.The P.A.T. by Hill put the road team up 14-9, with 2:11 left on the clock. The other two plays were sacks on Combs by Faru Williams and then by Jacob Brigman. As the teams headed off the field a former Pikeville University player said Corbin will be just fine because they are a very good 2nd half team.
The Redhounds must have heard what the former U. Pike player said, because 1:17 seconds into the 2nd half Nick Yeager capped off a 5 play, 30 yard drive by going 2 yards for the go ahead score. A two point conversion try was stopped by Notre Dame keeping this a 15-14 game. After shutting down the Notre Dame potent ground attack, it appeared that Corbin was ready to pounce again, but a fumble by Yeager was scooped up by Brigman, who then took the ball tot he Redhounds 24 yard line with a little eight minutes left in the quarter.
Notre Dame would have to settle for a 39 yard field goal from Hill to take a 17-15 lead, with 6:14 left.
Combs, a freshman listed at 6-0 175 would show nice touch on a short pass to Longmire who then used speed to score from 55 yards out to make this a 21-17 game. I.M.O. once Longmire a sophomore learns to cut up field a lot sooner than he does now, he will become one of the most dangerous weapons in his neck of the woods, if not the entire state. Corbin would end the quarter with two fine plays, with the first being a Combs to Jake Steely completion, followed by a 17 yard run from Colin Kidd.
With 10:12 left in this one the Corbin defense led by Carter Sevier stopped Notre Dame for a short loss and from there the home team would need just 13 seconds to light up the scoreboard again. The scoring play was a 50 yard run by Yeager, who made up for his fumble earlier in the contest. After Freshman Jacob Baker nailed the P.A.T. the scoreboard read 28-17 Corbin.
The game’s final score when Ethan Wine blocked a Notre Dame punt and Brayden Reynolds scooped it up and stumbled into the end zone. The Baker P.A.T. made this a 35-17 game.
PASSING 15-22 2 TD’S
263 YARDS (94 2ND HALF)
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