The Elk River Conference playoff was held last week on Thursday and Saturday at Meadows/Thompson Stadium at Lincoln County High School.
Saturday’s championship match-up between Highland Rim and Cornersville was delayed nearly 90 minutes due to a lightning delay, but at the buzzer, the Bulldogs had the win, 29-0. The victory gives Cornersville Middle School their second consecutive ERC title.
After giving up an early score, the Hornets got some breaks with some turnovers by the ‘Dogs but failed to produce. HRS trailed 6-0 at the break. It was a 14-0 ball game at the end of three. Cornersville kept on the pressure, keeping their starters on the field and tacking on 15 fourth quarter points for the win.
In other playoff action Saturday between the two seeds, Moore County defeated Unity, 30-0.
Thursday’s playoffs saw the three seed South Lincoln win over Huntland, 22-14. In the four seed spot, South Giles defeated Blanche, 46-26.
The Elk River Football Conference MVP is Brett Dobbs (Moore County); Offensive MVP, Ben Franklin (Cornersville); Co-Offensive Linemen MVP, Landon Jolly (Moore County) and Cole Carter (Highland Rim); Co-Defensive Linemen MVP, Riley Gillit (Cornersville) and Bobby Cobb (Highland Rim).
Area players receiving All-Conference honors are as follows: Flintville, Jarren Kinslow and Ben Davis; Unity, Hunter Hammonds, Jacob Litaker, Evan Knight, Nicklas Rodgers and Blake Hood; South Lincoln, Balian Wingard, Wyatt Phillips, Tyler Edmonds and Sonny Hendricks; Highland Rim, Cole Carter, Jay Patterson, Conner Napierala, Dylan Gentry, Ashton Street and Kyle Kelly; Blanche, Hayden Swinford, Chase Merritt and Jaedyn Owen.