Murray County turns it on in second half to move past Southeast

Murray County High School began its season with a convincing win, shutting down Southeast Whitfield at home 47-20.

The Indians (1-0) led 6-0 after the first quarter and 19-12 at halftime, but put up 28 second-half points to move past the Raiders (0-1).

“It’s always great to open the open the season with a win, and I was real proud of our guys tonight,” Murray County head coach Chad Brewer said. “I thought the response in the third quarter made all the difference.”

Murray County quarterback Kaleb Jones tallied 124 yards and three touchdowns through the air while completing 9-of-19 passes. Running back Davis Redwine piled up 215 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Brannon Nuckolls hauled in five receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns. Justice Knotts and Carson Voiles also found the end zone for touchdowns.

A 79-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Southeast's Anthony Ramirez got the Raiders on the board in the second quarter.

Southeast's Jordan Trevino found the end zone from 22 yards out on the ground, and Jose Herrera scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown for the Raiders.

Ethan Hill started at quarterback for the Raiders, completing 8-of-19 passes for 103 yards.

The loss marked the first game of the Todd Murray era for Southeast Whitfield. Murray took over as coach following the 2019 season after serving 16 years in various roles on the Southeast staff, most recently as defensive coordinator.

Murray County is off next Friday, while Southeast will host Coahulla Creek next Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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