Battle of Pistol Creek Photos by Jolanda Jansma

Game most valuable player Cade Chambers quarterbacked the Rebels to a pair crunching, second-half drives on the ground to help Maryville pull away.
Junior running back Parker McGill churned through the Tornadoes to finish with 120 yards on 23 carries and the winning touchdown on a 3-yard run with eight minutes left.
Alcoa's Cam Burden looks for running room in the opening half. There wasn't much of it to be found in the Maryville defense. The Rebels held their rivals to 26 yards on 12 carries the first two quarters.
Tornado quarterback Sam Vaulton also found running tough to come by.
The area's top passer entering the season, game most valuable player and Rebel quarterback Cade Chambers put Maryville over the top with his legs in the second half.
Maryville often went with two backs - juniors Sean Ward (34) and Parker McGill (24) - in the second half to wear the Tornadoes down. In the fourth quarter, it proved telling.
Rebel receiver A.J. Davis looks the sideline for the play call.
When Maryville needed him most, McGill delivered.
Punter/placekicker Zeke Rankin had a solid night for the Tornadoes, his first-half field goal accounting for the Alcoa points. Equally big was sidestepping an onrushing Rebel in the first half to get off punt while kicking from his goal line.
Linebacker Caden Tollett gave Alcoa a big lift with this second half interception. It was Maryville's fourth turnover on the evening. The Tornadoes failed to cash in for points on all four.
Davis, hobbled by leg cramps in the second half, still managed this cross-field sprint on a late 2-point conversion run. He also doubled at defensive back on defense.
Rebel linebacker Matt Brooks snares Alcoa's J.R. Jones before the latter can get up to speed. That was basically the night's theme.
Alcoa's Solomon Tyson (2) and Caleb Tollett converge on McGill.

Maryville 17, Alcoa 3 Final