Outlaws seal 4th playoff seed with 14-7 win over the Rattlers

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    Jaron Tipton
    The Nashville News
    Thursday night the
    Outlaws rolled into Murfreesboro
    to try to seal
    up the 4th seed in the
    7-2A West. Dierks started
    off the game hot as they
    drove the length of the
    field on the opening possession.
    With 4:52 remaining
    in the first quarter
    running back Trendin
    McKinney muscled in
    a one yard touchdown
    run. The extra point was
    blocked and the Outlaws
    led early 6-0.
    The rest of the half was
    extremely quiet as neither
    team found pay dirt. The
    scoreless drought would
    last until 7:29 remaining
    in the 3rd quarter when
    Outlaw quarterback Jake
    Green took in a one yard
    touchdown run and found
    Tyler Kesterson on the
    2-point conversion pass
    and the lead grew to 14-0
    for the Outlaws.
    Finally the Rattler offense
    would come to life.
    With 9:19 remaining in
    the game, Rattler running
    back Garner would run it
    in from eight yards out,
    the extra point good, the
    Rattlers only trailed 14-7.
    The Outlaws would
    move the ball but would
    have to punt it back to the
    Rattlers. The Outlaw defense
    would bend but not
    break, and would force
    the ball back to the offense,
    who would run the
    clock out to end the game.
    Jake Green finished the
    night 5-10 passing for 49
    yards and 8 rushes for 18
    yards and a touchdown.
    Trendin McKinney
    would tote the ball 24
    times for 142 yards and a
    touchdown.
    Brayden Kirby led the
    defense with 16 tackles.
    McKinney and Cale Adams
    would have 8 tackles
    each and Tyler Kesterson
    had 4 tackles and 2 interceptions.
    The Outlaws will start
    their playoff journey Friday
    night with a trip to
    the 2nd seed in the 5-2A
    Conway Christian Eagles.