Powell eliminated Oak Ridge from the Class 5A football playoffs in a 43-13 quarterfinal win on Friday.
The Panthers (11-2) advance to a semifinal game against West (13-0) next Friday, November 25. It’s a rematch of a semifinal game last year. Powell won that game 35-7 on the way to a state championship.
The season is over for the Wildcats (7-6). They lost to the Panthers twice this year, once during the regular season in a 30-14 loss on September 30 and then again in the playoffs on Friday.
Powell had almost twice as many yards on offense on Friday as Oak Ridge, 442 to 249, and more than double the number of first downs, 14 to 6. The Panthers had one player run for more than 100 yards and another with more than 100 yards receiving.
Powell senior quarterback Jordyn Potts, who has committed to Tennessee Tech, threw for 250 yards against Oak Ridge with five touchdowns and one interception. He was 16-of-26 passing (about 62 percent completions), according to preliminary game statistics by Oak Ridge’s Mark and Shawna Haste.
Oak Ridge junior quarterback Ethan Garza threw for 152 yards (12-of-19) with one touchdown and one interception.
Wildcats junior running back De’Jauvis Dozier scored Oak Ridge’s two touchdowns, one on a run and the other on a reception. Dozier led Oak Ridge in rushing with 81 yards on nine carries.
Wildcats junior wide receiver Brandon Heyward led Oak Ridge in receptions with 74 yards on five catches. He also had an interception for Oak Ridge.
Powell sophomore running back Connor Wheeler led the Panthers in rushing with 132 yards on 11 carries. He scored one touchdown.
Panthers senior wide receiver Gianni Magdos led Powell in receiving with 120 yards on six catches and two touchdowns.
Powell senior Ayden Greene, who has committed to Cincinnati, added three touchdown receptions for the Panthers.
Oak Ridge senior Brian Kelley led the Wildcats on defense with five tackles and five assists, according to the preliminary statistics. Pryce Davis also had five tackles, plus two assists.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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