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Ensworth knocks off MUS for Div II-AA title

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Ensworth High School's Corn Elder gets past Memphis University School defender Hall Ballinger as he runs for a 51-yard touchdown in the first half of the Div. II Class AA championship high school football game, Thursday, in Cookeville (AP Photo) Ensworth High School's Corn Elder gets past Memphis University School defender Hall Ballinger as he runs for a 51-yard touchdown in the first half of the Div. II Class AA championship high school football game, Thursday, in Cookeville (AP Photo)
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -

Senior running back Corn Elder rushed for three touchdowns and 217 yards and Ensworth defeated Memphis University School 31-14 Thursday night to win its third straight TSSAA Division II-AA championship.

The game at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium was the second time the teams met this season, with the Tigers (13-0) also beating the Owls (10-3) 35-28 in their season opener.

Elder, who had 32 carries, was named the game's offensive MVP, while Ensworth quarterback Andrew Bowers threw for 152 yards on 8 of 11 passing.

Senior safety Matt Bolton of Memphis University School was named the defensive MVP after recording 13 total tackles- nine solo and four assisted - as well as recovering a fumble.

The Owls' Jordan Rodgers threw for 151 yards and a touchdown on 20 for 37 passing.

Ensworth led 17-14 at halftime, shutting out Memphis University School in the second half.

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