Gate City uses big first half to put away Generals

Gate City continued their offensive outburst against the Lee High Generals last Friday night at Legion Field in Gate City. After scoring 55 points against Marion a week before, the Blue Devils defeated the Generals 51-27, with 45 of those points coming in the first half.

Michael Calhoun, D’Andre Mack, Luke Reed and Carson Jenkins all scored touchdowns in the first quarter as Gate City led 25-0 after the first period. Lee got on the board in the second quarter as Tanner Laster called his own number on a quarterback sneak and scored from a yard out to make the score 25-7. The Blue Devils would then explode for 20 points in the quarter as Reed added his second touchdown of the game on a 10 yard run. Logan Tomlinson and Levi Rhoton then added touchdown runs to make the score 45-7 at halftime. Rhoton would add his second touchdown of the night in the third quarter on a 52 yard run to make the score 51-7. Bryce Clark added two touchdown runs in the fourth quarter for the Generals and Laster also scored his second touchdown of the game as the Generals scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to make the final score 51-27.

Gate City improved to 3-5 overall and 1-3 in Mountain 7 play. Gate City remains the 7 seed in the updated Region 2D playoff standings as they prepare to head to Battle Hill in Bristol to take on the John Battle Trojans (1-6, 0-3). Lee High falls to 0-7 overall and 0-3 in the Mountain 7 and is set to host Wise Central (5-2, 2-2) who is coming off of the biggest win in school history, a 21-13 victory over the Union Bears.

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