- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tywon Johnson’s 77-yard quarterback keeper on 2nd-and-38 early in the fourth quarter broke a 20-20 tie, sparking Trezevant to a 42-20 victory over Marion County on Saturday in the Tennessee Class 2A championship.

The Bears (10-5) added fourth-quarter rushing touchdowns from Cordarrian Richardson and Jonathan Gatewood to claim their second-straight 2A title over the Warriors.

Marion County (13-2) suffered a pair of frightening moments in the fourth quarter, as Hunter Zeman and Cory Murray were carted off on stretchers because of injuries on separate plays. Both communicated with medical personnel and were taken to the hospital for observation.

Johnson - the game’s offensive Most Valuable Player - ran 15 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns. Trezevant’s Joshua Reed was named defensive MVP after collecting 10 tackles.

Both teams were making their third consecutive championship appearance - Trezevant advanced to the 4A finals in 2014.

Hunter McClain scored two rushing touchdowns for Marion County.

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