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Got The Shot: Jolanda

Ahmaudd Sankey absorbs a big hit from Maryville’s Brayden Anderson and Mason Shelton.

The 93rd renewal of the Battle of Pistol Creek didn’t disappoint, Alcoa edging Maryville, 34-28, in a real shootout.

BPR photographers Jolanda Jansma, Wallace Bowden and Jedi-in-training Joseph Burroughs had a great night, too. Here’s a few winners from Jolanda:

DaVon Kimble surfs the pregame huddle.

It gets rough.

Ahmaudd Sankey lights the burners on a first-quarter run to set up a Tornado score.

Rebel quarterback Cade Chambers draws a crowd.

Alcoa kicker Zeke Rankin lines up a point-after touchdown.

Conner Canfield meets with the approval of the Alcoa faithful following one of his two first half touchdowns.

Ty Boyd hauls in what proves the game-winning touchdown with nine minutes remaining.

The art of the strip is an integral part of the game these days. Alcoa forced four Maryville fumbles on Friday.

Tornado quarterback Walker Russell is tripped up by Michael Jones (6). Brayden Anderson has already gone to launch. Carter Harris: incoming!

Shannon Mitchell (30) signals Tornado ball as Alcoa recovers a fumble with seconds to play to clinch victory.

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