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Titans Offense Struggles in Loss to Anderson County

Mercer County’s Lorenzo Smith, left, and Dakota Baldwin, right, go after Anderson County quarterback Zach Carmichael, center, in the Titans game Friday.

Offensive struggles have been the story all for the Mercer County Titans Football Team, and those struggles hit a low point in a 36-0 loss to the Anderson County Bearcats Friday night.

The Titans managed only 21 total-yards for the game (23 yards rushing, and a loss of 2 yards passing), and had only two first downs.

The Titans, who were shut-out for the first time since the 2011 season, when they lost to Boyle County 28-0, never seemed to find a rhythm offensively, which wore down the defense.

The Bearcats offense came out fast, scoring on their first three possessions.

Up 21-0, it appeared Anderson County was going to score again, just before the half, but Mercer County senior Austin Sparrow made a touchdown saving interception in the end-zone, which appeared to give the Titans a little momentum going into the locker room. That play ended up being the only bright spot for Mercer County in the game.

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