Alcoa junior Cam Burden was named the BlueCross Bowl Most Valuable Player, collecting a game-high eight tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss. Burden's father, Tornado assistant coach P.J. Burden, was named BlueCross Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player during Sevier County's championship run in 1999.
Burden doesn't get the sack here, but Pearl Cohn quarterback Martino Owens doesn't complete that pass, either.
The state's only coach with 400 wins, Gary Rankin earned a TSSAA record 15th state championship with the shutout of Pearl Cohn.