Randy Sanders says he’s usually not a big fan of the bye week, but East Tennessee State’s football coach admits this one might have come at the right time.
Legitimate chances to win a state championship have been few and far between for area high school football teams. But Dobyns-Bennett, David Crockett and Elizabethton are doing their level best to change the narrative.
Sullivan County rivals Central and East battled Friday night in Bluff City before the Cougars pulled away in the second half to claim a 28-14 Region 1-4A win.
Three weeks and a quarterback change appear to have made a significant impact for Virginia Tech.
Tennessee intercepted three passes, shut down Kylin Hill and withstood an injury to Brian Maurer in a 20-10 victory over Mississippi State on Saturday.
David Crockett solidified its place in the Region 1-5A title race Friday with a 56-20 win at Cherokee; Eastside’s Evan Bellamy has school record night on defense; and other games from around the region.
Tight ends accounted for eight of the 10 completions the Hokies had last week with former Union High School standout James Mitchell catching three passes for 75 yards, the long a 67-yarder.
Mason Polier has gained the reputation as a “Mr. Everything” for Union’s football team. In Friday night’s Mountain 7 District clash with Ridgeview, he showed why.
Sullivan Central beat county rival Sullivan East 28-14 on Friday night in a Region 1-4A slugfest that could have gone either way for much of the evening.
Behind its “Thunder and Lightning” rushing attack, Dobyns-Bennett rolled to a 38-13 win over Farragut on Friday night at J. Fred Johnson Stadium.
J.I. Burton's offense erupted on homecoming night in Norton, blowing away Honaker 54-7. Najee Steele ran for three touchdowns and quarterback Jaymen Buchanan accounted for four total TDs for the Raiders.
After falling behind early, Daniel Boone responded with 44 straight points and cruised to a 44-14 victory over Volunteer on Friday at Nathan Hale Stadium.
Mississippi State’s visit to Tennessee on Saturday could feature a matchup of true freshman quarterbacks, though Bulldogs coach Joe Moorhead is keeping his choice of starter under wraps.
Dobyns-Bennett's sixth-ranked football team kept its hold atop the Region 1-6A standings — and its undefeated record intact — by rolling to a 38-13 victory over visiting Farragut on Friday night at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport.
Final scores from high school football action in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia on Friday, Oct. 11