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Austin’s Audible

Sophomore QB checks off for TD as part of dominant Rebel showing
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Smiling as he goes, Kelby Brock races 74 yards for a second-quarter Maryville touchdown on Friday. Photos by Brandon Shinn

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
Blount Press Row

With the defense they’ve got, Maryville principal Greg Roach could play quarterback.

Austin Ensley makes the give to Jaylen Burgess.

Austin Ensley makes the give to Dylan Shinsky.

Tyler Vaught’s absence didn’t slow down the top-ranked Rebels one bit in a showdown with Sevier County Friday night at Shields Stadium.

Junior Zach Cardwell and sophomore Austin Ensley teamed to sub for Vaught, out with an injured shoulder. Ensley was a perfect 7-for-7 with three touchdown passes at the half.

The result was a sobering, 38-3 Rebel rout of the Bears, Ensley finding junior receiver Kelby Brock for a pair of touchdown throws of 63 and 74 yards, respectively, adding a third to tight end Bryce Miller of 35 yards.

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