High School Football

Local college football players roundup: Worley’s legs help Tennessee to big win

Tennessee smacked Chattanooga 45-10 and former Northwestern Trojan Justin Worley accounted for five touchdowns in the victory.

Worley completed 19-of-24 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns, but it was his legs that made the biggest impression. The senior QB ran for touchdowns of eight yards and one yard, the latter a graceful splat in to the end zone that was greeted with laughter from the Vols’ sideline.

"I got a lot of crap from them, I'll tell you that," Worley said to the school’s athletic web site afterward. "They were happy. I was telling some guys back there, any way I can help the team, I'd like to, whether it's rushing or throwing. Being able to get those two on the ground was big for me to kind of say, `Look, follow me. I've got you.'"

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones was pleased with his quarterback taking what was available.

"I thought Justin was more aggressive in his mindset, in his thinking, in the way he played the game,” Jones said. “He played confident, which is what we're going to continue to need as we move forward."

• East Carolina came back to beat South Florida 28-17 to stay unbeaten in the American Athletic Conference, and Fort Mill’s Worth Gregory had a nice game punting for the Pirates. He hit five balls for an average of 43.4 yards, with a long of 50 and one down inside the 20-yard line. Gregory, who transferred to ECU from Alabama, is averaging 47 yards per kick this fall.

Northwestern’s Brandon Williams started at linebacker and made four solo tackles. Nation Ford’s J.T. Boyd started at right guard for the Pirates.

• A week after coming up inches short in a 17-13 loss to Wofford, Citadel quarterback Aaron Miller had a huge performance in the Bulldogs’ 63-56 overtime win over the Charlotte 49ers. Miller, the former Clover Blue Eagle, rushed for 197 yards and a touchdown, and completed 13-of-22 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime. That was a 17-yard pass to Brandon Eakins that pushed the Bulldogs to 2-4 on the season.

Rock Hill Bearcat Mitchell Jeter, who was named the Southern Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week after a standout performance against Wofford, made three tackles, including a sack for a seven-yard loss, and a quarterback hurry.

• Former Chester Cyclone Terrance Morris made five tackles, including one for a loss, during the Terrier’s 26-14 loss to Western Carolina.

• Appalachian State fell to Liberty 55-48 in overtime on Saturday, but York’s Beau Nunn regained his starting spot on the Mountaineers’ offensive line. Nunn, a redshirt freshman, started at right tackle, after starting the first two games of the season at right guard.

• Jackson State’s Ariane McCree continued his strong senior season with 12 tackles and two sacks in the Tigers’ 27-23 loss to Mississippi Valley State. McCree, the former Chester Cyclone, leads the Southwestern Athletic Conference in sacks (six) and tackles-for-loss (11.5).

• Campbell won its third straight Pioneer League game, beating Butler 28-9, with South Pointe’s Eric Westbrook making three tackles in the victory.

• Chester’s Kalon Davis started at right tackle for Clemson during the Tigers’ 23-17 win over Louisville Saturday. Davis, a redshirt senior, has started every game up front for the Tigers this season.

• Rock Hill’s Tyrell Curry made a single tackle as Eastern Kentucky moved to 6-0 with a 36-33 overtime win over Eastern Illinois.

• Former York Cougar Jerome Pettiway punted seven times for a 43.3-yard average, but South Carolina State fell to N.C. Central 48-35. Pettiway did hit a long punt of 67 yards.

• Great Falls’ Isaiah Lynn made six tackles for Presbyterian, but the Blue Hose fell 40-28 to Coastal Carolina on Saturday.

• Northwestern’s Jerel Miller made seven tackles and forced a fumble Saturday, but Johnson C. Smith was blanked 37-0 by Winston-Salem State.

• Fort Mill’s Tony Godbolt made six tackles and assisted on a tackle-for-loss in North Greenville’s 31-21 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne.

• Rock Hill’s Jamal Tyler ran the ball twice for six yards and caught a pair of passes for 16 yards in a 45-17 Pittsburg State (Kans.) win over Emporia State.

• York’s Andre Foulks made two tackles, including a sack for an eight-yard loss, in Wingate’s 30-19 win over Catawba.

• Division III Benedictine (Ill.) College lost to Wisconsin Lutheran 17-6, but former South Pointe Stallion Rodney Nichols made five tackles and picked off a pass he returned 28 yards.

• Former Rock Hill Bearcat Jatavius Stewart ran the ball once for seven yards, caught a pass for seven yards and returned two kickoffs for a combined 55 yards in William Penn University’s 31-10 win over St. Ambrose.

• South Pointe’s Anthony Johnson was shut out in the passing game, but did return a pair of kickoffs for 86 yards, with a long of 43, during Butler Community College’s 53-36 win over Dodge City Community College.