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Brock blisters Sevier County with lethal performance
Maryville junior Kelby Brock makes one of his five grabs against Sevier County on Friday. Photo by Jolanda Jansma

Kelby Brock cemented his place as the county’s top receiving threat last Friday.

Untitled-2The Maryville High School junior, the Barley’s/Blount Press Row Player of the Week, ripped open Sevier County’s defense for five catches for 101 yards and four touchdowns as Rebels roused themselves from a wacky start to the second half en route to a 62-28 win over the Bears in a Class 6A second round game.

Brock accounted for three of his scores, covering distances of 22, 4 and 53 yards, respectively, in the first half, the defending champion Rebels (12-0) reaching intermission with a 34-0 lead. The Bears rallied on three consecutive Maryville turnovers the first two minutes of the second half. A Maryville fumble on the first play from scrimmage was followed with another on the ensuing kickoff, followed by a fumble on the first play of the next Rebel possession.

Sevier County put a touchdown behind each to trim the deficit to 34-21 with nine minutes to play in the third.

Senior running back Jaylen Burgess steadied the Rebels with 77-yard touchdown sprint down the left side one possession later. Backfield mate Dylan Shinsky followed with a 40-yard scoring run. Brock all but put it away on the final play of third, his fourth score of the night, a 14-yard toss from sophomore Austin Ensley, boosting the Maryville advantage to 55-21 with a quarter to play. Ensley and Maryville starter Tyler Vaught found Brock for two scores each.

Maryville hosts Science Hill in a quarterfinal matchup on Friday. Kickoff is 7 p.m.Untitled-2

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