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Football Recaps for games played on September 22

QB Tilton Pickett looks for an open receiver against the Panthers’ defense. Photo by Marilyn Graves Quarles

Tilton Pickett threw for 114 yards and three touchdowns as the Marion County Warriors (6-0), ranked No. 5 in Class 2A, defeated Brainerd 30-12 in Chattanooga on Friday.

Sophomore Ashton Martin had three tackles for loss and two sacks for the Warriors on defense.

Marion County will host Tyner Academy on Friday. Listen to the Warriors on the Nickajack Radio Network on the live stream at


AJ Wallace scores a touchdown.

The top-ranked Class 1A South Pittsburg Pirates (6-0) dominated Alabama’s 4A North Jackson Chiefs 62-0.

Kamden Wellington threw for 141 yards and three scores, and Freshman Ky’Saun Powell ran eight times for 117 yards and two touchdowns.

The Pirate offense outgained North Jackson 422-65 in total yards.

South Pittsburg will host Middle Tennessee Christian on Friday. You can hear the game on The River 104.9.


The Whitwell Tigers improved to 6-0 on the year as they rolled past Copped Basin 54-18. Class 1A’s sixth-ranked Tigers have outscored its three region opponents by an average of 43-11.

With the wins by the Tigers, Pirates, and Warriors, all three Marion County schools are a combined 18-0 on the season.

Whitwell will travel to Bledsoe County on Friday. Hear the Tigers broadcast on the Nickajack Radio Network on the live stream at


Emma Saltsman was named Homecoming Queen for Sequatchie County

Sequatchie County (4-2) picked up a win on Homecoming win on Friday as they came from behind to blow past Coalfield 31-14.

The Indians got three touchdowns from sophomore Austin Griffith and one from freshman Kason Hicks.

Sequatchie County travels to Fayetteville on Friday. Hear the Indians broadcast on Country Roads 93.3.


 Other area scores:

Bledsoe County 42, Tellico Plains 7

Sale Creek 37, Grundy County 6