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Taylor scores many ways in 45-30 Hart triumph

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Seniors combine for 39 points.

By Bobby Brockman

Taylor County High School rushed for two touchdowns, passed for three more, ran an interception back for a score and kicked six extra points and a field goal in downing visiting Hart County 45-30 on Thursday night.

While it was a week later than Senior Night, it was 12th graders who shined brightly during the Cardinals' sixth win of the season.

Leonard Macon tallied three touchdowns, two receiving and one rushing, while accumulating 249 of TCHS' 456 total yards.

Chris Thomas, who was also crowned homecoming king at half-time, returned to action and carried the pigskin eight times for 58 yards and caught a 16-yard pass for a score.

Zack Mings picked off a Raider pass and sprinted down the sideline for a 30-yard, second-period touchdown.

Shane Morris was a perfect 6-6 on extra-point tries and also split the uprights from 33 yards with a third-frame field goal.

Defensive lineman Dallas Gribbins came up with a fumble for the Cardinals as Taylor County won the turnover battle 3-1.

Junior quarterback Lance Turpin took some of the spotlights from the seniors by throwing for three touchdowns and 295 yards while also scoring on a five-yard fourth-quarter run.

Hart County (4-5) kept battling the Cardinals with four touchdowns and TCHS freshman Blake Dudgeon had an interception in the end zone to thwart another Raider scoring threat.

Taylor County (6-3) concludes regular-season play at Caverna on Friday (8:00).