Elizabethton, TN — For the second season in a row the Elizabethton Cyclones were in Cookeville playing for a Class 4-A state championship, but only this time they faced Haywood, a team that’s been a bridesmaid three times.
The Cyclones were riding a 29-game winning streak and looked to become back-to-back champions.
The first half belonged to Class 4-A Mr. Football finalist Parker Hughes made it happen on both sides of the ball, first with a long touchdown run and then he comes away with a pass interception.
After going into halftime leading 28-7, the Cyclones came back out and followed the lead of junior Jake “the snake” Roberts who came up a scoop and score along with a pick-six consecutively, and that put the Cyclones comfortably out front 41-7.
The Cyclones go on to win 41-1, increasing their winning streak to 30 games in a row; their back-to-back championship came some 80 years since the school’s first title.