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Jets soar past Pioneers
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Tyler Howard may want to dress as Freddy Krueger for Halloween because he’ll be haunting the Warren County High School football team’s dreams for a while.Howard rushed for 345 yards and five touchdowns to help the Cumberland County Jets end a six-year losing streak to the Pioneers with a 34-16 win Friday night in Crossville.Warren County, now 0-3, debuted its new road jerseys, but it was a new-look offense that seemed to draw the most attention. Coach Tommy Johnson and his staff abandoned the spread offense out of the shotgun and elected to put sophomore Hunter Mullican under center most of the game.The Pioneers attacked the Jets defense with a veer look, leaving sophomore Cameron Lusk as the lone tailback while motioning in speedsters D’Andre League and Austin Fisk for sweeps.The offense seemed to cure the woes as Warren County piled up 411 yards of offense against the Jets compared to 332 yards in the first two weeks.Though the offense seemed to click for the first time this season, the Pioneers found themselves in catch-up mode quickly for the second time in as many weeks.Last week, it was a fumble on the opening kickoff which led to Warren County trailing 23 seconds into the Shelbyville game.This week, Hunter Mullican threw an interception on the third play from scrimmage and Howard answered back with his first score from 38 yards out. With only 1:15 off the clock, the Pioneers were already down 7-0.