Offenses dominated on both sides Thursday as visiting Mountain View and Cumberland played to a 40-40 tie in a game stopped in the final minute when officials ruled that emotions had gotten out of hand.
Cumberland built a 40-22 halftime lead as Josh Swanner scored five touchdowns and Donovan Simmons added one. The Bears rallied to pull even before an incident that prompted officials to stop the game.
Connor Hollin led the 6-2-1 Bears with 203 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 12 carries. He caught two passes for 82 yards and a touchdown. Preston Spurlock added 101 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries. He also added a two-point conversion and caught four passes for 78 yards.
Jon Hoskins had one catch for 24 yards and Trenton Day added one for 15 yards.
Zach Parker had another big game as he completed eight of 13 passes for 199 yards and one touchdown.
Cumberland (5-1-1) will travel to Middlesboro on Thursday. Mountain View will close its regular season schedule Tuesday against W.B. Muncy.
The Redskins won 26-6 in the fifth- and sixth-grade game. Jonah Swanner scored four touchdowns to lead the Redskins. Darius Akal had a two-point conversion.
Demarco Hopkins ran for 123 yards and scored three touchdowns on only three carries to lead Evarts past visiting Stinnett 42-6 in seventh- and eighth-grade football action Thursday.
Jayden Ward had a 45-yard touchdown run. Zack Potter added a 30-yard touchdown run. Dylan Middleton had two carries for 50 yards and a touchdown. Justin Caudill added a two-point conversion run, and Nick Hunting caught a pass for a two-point conversion.
Ward led the Evarts defense with 10 tackles.
“Our boys played good football on both sides,” said Evarts coach Ryan Sawyers. “We played last night in honor of T.J. Brewer and his fight with cancer. It was good to win in his honor. I think we can win out the rest of this season if we continue to play that well.”
The 3-3 Wildcats return to action Tuesday at Williamsburg.
Evarts won 6- 0 in fifth- and sixth-grade action as Jayden Burkhart scored the only points on a 45-yard run in the first quarter.