The Chiefs rolled up 497 yards of total offense, held their opponent to just 82 and cruised past the first-year program 42-0 at Skip Pope Stadium.
Senior running back Blake Ingleton, who began the night as the leading rusher in Class AAAAA and the second-leading rusher in the state, headed the offensive effort with another huge night on the ground, pushing his season total to 1,927 yards by tallying 230 yards and three rushing touchdowns.
Ingleton added a 60-yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Trenton Dorner, senior running back Dustin Dawson ran for 89 yards and a score on six carries and senior running back Stuart Glassic ran for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Led by the play of another senior, nose tackle Colin Dozier, who had two sacks and made a living in the Cambridge backfield, the Chiefs’ defense posted its first shutout since blanking Murray County 55-0 late in the 2009 season.
“We may have started a little sluggish early, especially on defense, but we really got it going in the second half and started to play pretty well,” Sequoyah coach James Teter said.
Glassic opened the scoring with a 38-yard run on the Chiefs’ only first-quarter possession. Ingleton plowed his way in from 2 yards out early in the second quarter and Dorner — who started in place of Lex Lauletta on senior night — found Ingleton for a 60-yard touchdown pass to send the game to halftime 21-0.
On the first play of the second half, Ingleton had a 68-yard touchdown run called back due to holding but was undeterred on the drive, breaking off runs of 39 and 24 yards plays later before scoring from 2 yards out.
Dawson did the heavy lifting on Sequoyah’s next possession, breaking loose for a 71-yard scamper before scoring his touchdown from a yard out. Ingleton scored the game’s final touchdown on a 48-yard run in the fourth quarter — giving the senior his sixth 200-yard performance in nine games this season.
Sequoyah (6-3, 4-1) will now head into an all-or-nothing region play-in game as the No. 2 seed from Region 7AAAAA’s northern half. The Chiefs will be faced with a rematch of their Sept. 28 game against Sprayberry — a 41-34 win at Jim Frazier Stadium in east Cobb.
A victory would send the Chiefs to the state playoffs for the first time since Teter took over the program in 2008. A loss, however, and the season would come to a close.
“That’s the game we have been talking about for a while,” Teter said of the rematch with the Yellow Jackets. “We knew there was a chance we could get stuck with those guys again, and it is always hard to beat somebody twice, so we have to stay focused and come out and play well (next week).”