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Rebel defense sinks Admirals in impressive showing
Maryville sophomore Matt Young pursues Farragut quarterback Jacob Naumoff on Thursday. Photos by Jolanda Jansma

By Stefan Cooper
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His eyes kind of glazed over and an almost childlike smile filled his face.

Rebel defensive back Drake Martin makes the stop on Farragut's ?

Rebel defensive back Drake Martin makes the stop.

“He beat three guys on that sack,” Carson-Newman assistant coach Tony Ierulli said. “Incredible.”

Ierulli, who coaches defensive ends for the Eagles, doesn’t hold out any hopes of getting Maryville’s Dylan Jackson in an Eagles’ uniform next season. Jackson, a senior and Mr. Football finalist a year ago, has committed to Tennessee.

Still, Ierulli couldn’t help but be impressed with a play as indicative as any in unbeaten and top-ranked Maryville’s 42-14 rout of Farragut in the regular-season finale for both teams Thursday night at Shields Stadium.

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