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Tullahoma tops Pioneers
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Staying at home has been good to the Warren County High School football team this season and for a half Friday night, Nunley Stadium looked like it was about to play host to a huge upset.The Pioneers held their own against Tullahoma, but two return touchdowns by the Wildcats in the fourth quarter were too much to overcome as Warren County fell 46-29.Warren County (2-7) went into the locker rooms trailing 19-16 and had two opportunities to take the lead in the third quarter, but Tullahoma kept the Pioneers in check long enough to take control when the game went into the fourth quarter.A 32-yard interception return touchdown by Jonathan Stovall and 92-yard kickoff return for a score by Cole Potter helped the Wildcats win for the sixth time this season and for the third straight time over the Pioneers.The loss spoiled a big night from the Pioneer passing game as Hunter Mullican and Lee Carden combined for 247 yards and three scores, but the theme seemed to be missed opportunities for the Pioneers and big plays by the Wildcats.Warren County dug an early hole on its opening possession when Lee Carden was tackled for a safety after the Wildcats put the Pioneers on their goal line with a 44-yard punt by Cody Morton.On the ensuing possession, Trey Burks added to the Wildcat lead when he busted through the line untouched for a 23-yard touchdown run. Following the PAT by Morton, Tullahoma led 9-0 with less than four minutes off the clock.Warren County wasn’t going to lay down though. The Pioneers launched a nine-play scoring drive which relied on the running of Cameron Lusk and the combination of Mullican and Carden in the passing game.Lusk rushed four times for 35 yards and Mullican hit Carden twice for first downs to move the ball near the Tullahoma goal line.