COOKEVILLE (WATE) - Jaquez Tyson helped carry Alcoa to the Class 3A football title on Friday night by rushing for 278 yards on a state record 49 carries-- as the Tornadoes beat Christ Presbyterian Academy 25-7.
The junior running back scored three touchdowns-- all 1-yard runs, but also controlled the game between the goal lines on brutally wet and cold night at Tennessee Tech.
The game was delayed more than an hour by lightning.
When it finally started, Alcoa scored on their first possession-- a 94-yard drive that saw Tyson register 54 of those yards before quarterback Peyton Wall scored on a 28-yard run to make it 7-0.
CPA tied the game on a 36-yard run by Chance Meier.
After that it was all Alcoa.
The Tornadoes scored three times in the second half-- two came on drives of 97 and 99 yards.
The win gives Alcoa its 13th state football title.