N. MT. JULIET – Dearrius Morton scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter – one on a 77-yard return of a field goal attempt he blocked – as Mt. Juliet beat city rival Green Hill 26-19 on Friday to win the Region 5-5A championship in front of an estimated crowd of over 4,500 fans at Green Hill.

Mt. Juliet (8-2), the No. 1 seed from Region 5-5A, will play host to Lincoln County (2-8), the No. 4 seed from Region 6-5A, in the first round of the playoffs next Friday.

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