MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Big plays and short drives propelled Faulkner to a 42-14 victory over 16th-ranked Cumberland on Saturday at John Mark Stallings Field Saturday. The Eagles scored on drives of 1, 1 and 2 plays and kickoff, punt as interception and fumble returns set up the Eagles for short TD drives.
The Bulldogs (5-2, 1-1 Mid-South West) scored 14 points in the opening quarter on one-yard runs by Lemeco Miller and Reed Gurchiek, but the Eagles (5-2, 3-0) answered with quick strikes and took the lead for good on a weird fumble near the end of the half.
MJ Bears 45, Cookeville 24
MT. JULIET -- Coach Roger Perry's Mt. Juliet Bears improved to 7-1 on the season after holding off Cookeville 45-24 in Friday night's homecoming game. Mt. Juliet led 14-0 after one quarter and 24-16 at intermission, only to see the Cavs cut the margin to tie the score at 24-24 as Alex Sklaventis barreled in from 10 yards out at the 4:09 mark of the third period.