GREENEVILLE, Tenn. - Jordan Yeast ran for 278 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries, but it was not enough to keep visiting Mercer County from falling 42-35 to host Greeneville here Friday.
The game was 30 minutes late starting because the Titans arrived late after more than a four-hour bus trip.
"We had a 4 1/2 hour bus ride and didn't get to leave until 2:45 even though school was dismissed at 1:30 on an early release day," said Mercer coach Marty Jaggers said. "We got there at 7:10, which was way late.
"I thought we had two charter buses for the trip, but we had to go in school buses, and wait for them to get back Friday (from taking students home). Two board (of education) members put an end to the charter buses that the booster club was going to help pay for.
"When Greeneville came to play us, they rode charter buses. They spent $80,000 on shrubs for their $1.4 million facility, which is the best high school facility I have seen. But we just didn't get off the bus after that long ride ready to play and it cost us."