At the Next Level: Former Carter County standouts pick up first collegiate touchdowns

Published 5:09 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018

It was a big day for two former Carter County football standouts this past Saturday.
Former Hampton Bulldog Adam McClain and former Cloudland Highlander Noah Arnett both picked up their first collegiate touchdowns at their respective colleges.
For Arnett, who plays for Wingate University, his touchdown came during the Athletics’ 51-7 rout of UNC Pembroke. With 1:08 left in the game, Arnett plunged in from 2 yards out to pick up his first ever career TD. Arnett, a redshirt freshman, carried the ball seven times for 39 yards with his longest run being 15 yards.
During his career at Cloudland, Arnett collected  2,317 yards on the ground during his senior year which featured a 405 yards performance, a Carter County and Cloudland record, during the Highlanders’ playoff win over Harriman.
McClain is in his sophomore season with the University of the Cumberlands Patriots. During the Patriots’ 67-7 win over Union Saturday, McClain plowed in a 1-yard run to give his team its final touchdown of the game. Along with his first collegiate touchdown, McClain carried the ball five times for 16 yards with his long run being 8 yards.
As a Bulldog his senior year, McClain set the school record for most rushing yards in a season with 2,100 yards while also setting the most rushing yards in a game with 315 against Sullivan North.
McClain and the Patriots will visit Point University this Saturday while Arnett and Wingate host Mars Hill.
Birchfield continues to shine at Austin Peay
Former Elizabethton Cyclones kicker, Logan Birchfield, is in the middle of his redshirt junior season at Austin Peay.
So far this season, Birchfield is 23-of-24 in point-after attempts after a 10-of-10 performance at Morehead State. During Austin Peay’s 49-34 win over Tennessee State University, Birchfield was perfect as he knocked through 7-of-7 PATs.
Birchfield currently has 74 career PATs.
Austin Peay will be at Southeast Missouri this Saturday.

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