The Gordon Lee Trojans hung tough with unbeaten Mt. Zion-Carroll for a half on Friday night, but the Eagles would pull away over the final 24 minutes and score a 35-7 region victory in Chickamauga.
Kareem Walker had a big night on the ground for the Eagles (6-0 overall, 3-0 in Region 6A-A), rushing for 167 yards and scoring three touchdowns, while Breon Henderson had 71 yards on the ground and found the end zone once.
Misfortune struck Gordon Lee (2-5, 1-3) on the very first play from scrimmage as they fumbled the ball into their own end zone where Mt. Zion's Ray Cheeks recovered it for the game's first six points. The point after was no good.
Walker scored the first of his three touchdowns later in the quarter to give the Eagles a 13-0 lead at the end of the period. However, the Trojans would fight back in the second quarter as a 40-yard catch by Kannen Derryberry helped set up quarterback Austin Thompson's bootleg TD run from a yard out and the home team went to the locker room down just 13-7 at intermission.
Walker would strike again on the Eagles' second drive of the third quarter, taking a handoff and racing 45 yards to paydirt. The conversion try would fail and Mt. Zion would take a 19-7 lead into the fourth.
Three more scores on three straight possessions in the final period would seal the deal. Matthew Tittle kicked a 42-yard field goal, Walker got back in the end zone on a 2-yard run and Henderson broke free on a 35-yard the next time the Eagles had the ball to cap the scoring.
Que Beasley added 38 yards rushing, while C.J. Ackles had 36 yards passing and was picked off once.
Thompson led Gordon Lee with 33 yards rushing, while he was 4-of-10 in the air for 70 yards and one interception. Jarvis was held to just 31 yards on the ground, while Derryberry had 55 yards receiving.
Patrick Howard led the Trojans with nine tackles. Jarvis and Caleb Vines had eight each, while Cordell Langford recorded six. Hunter Hodson collected another interception to add to his season total.
Mt. Zion will travel to nearby Bowdon for a date with the Red Devils next Friday, while Gordon Lee is off.