States Longest Interception Return Record Tied Live on BBB TV-12

Dryston Turner ran this interception back 109-yards for a Touchdown on Friday, September 23, 2022, presumably this tied the TSSAA State Record set by Calvin Blade on September 9, 1990.

UPDATE (9/27/22 – 1:50 pm): The TSSAA HAS approved this as a 109-yard interception return which ties the state record.

If you watched the OEB Law Game of the Week – Harriman at Rockwood on Friday night, then you saw Tennessee State Football History being made. Dryston Turner, a 5-10″ senior running back for the Rockwood Tigers intercepted a pass by Harriman in the back of the endzone, ran around a defender and headed for daylight. 109-yards later, Turner had returned the interception for a touchdown and Turner put himself in the record books tying a 32-year old record set by Calvin Blade on September 9, 1990 in the Fayette Ware vs. Memphis Prep game.

On Monday, Coach Paul Kamikawa submitted the clip to the TSSAA for verification of the 109-yard Pick-Six, but as of 12:30 pm on Tuesday, no official word has been returned, but with video evidence, we’re pretty sure that Dryston Turner’s name will soon be added to that record book.

Here are some different looks from Friday Night’s game:

https://boxcast.tv/highlights/oeb-law-game-of-the-week—harriman-at-rockwood-xdgae0mddcpqacmrgoyo/jakarwsaxbilgpq5z150/loezs7zblbmiue1baplb

https://boxcast.tv/highlights/oeb-law-game-of-the-week—harriman-at-rockwood-xdgae0mddcpqacmrgoyo/jakarwsaxbilgpq5z150/i1xstxjmrcxwvqqslbde

https://boxcast.tv/highlights/oeb-law-game-of-the-week—harriman-at-rockwood-xdgae0mddcpqacmrgoyo/jakarwsaxbilgpq5z150/wapv2xb8ldftbjh4h3zz

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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