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Cavaliers down Pioneers
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The District 6-AAA shootout people expected between the Warren County High School football team and Cookeville Cavaliers looked like it was revving up when both teams scored in the first six minutes, but the Pioneers ran out of bullets quickly.After Warren County took the opening kickoff and marched down the field for a touchdown, Cookeville scored 42 straight points to crush the Pioneers 42-13 Friday night in a battle of district unbeatens.Warren County (1-4) was quick out of the gate as quarterback Lee Carden found Mitchell Ashford for a 23-yard touchdown to cap a 10-play, 72-yard drive with 8:38 to play in the first quarter. It would be part of a historical night for Ashford as the senior wide receiver set the career receptions record at Warren County High School when he hauled in his 60th career catch in the fourth quarter.The Pioneers looked like they had set a pace reserved for a track meet when they scored in less than four minutes, but Cookeville didn’t seem bothered by the frantic style.The Cavaliers responded emphatically, scoring in five plays to take the lead for good. Quarterback Ryan Eberle hit Jeff Riedel in stride on a crossing pattern that went 33 yards for a touchdown less than two minutes after Warren County scored.After watching the Pioneers fail on their PAT try, Eberle decided to take matters in his own hands when the Cavaliers lined up for an extra-point attempt.