Sullivan South kept its football season alive and running back Julian Reed had a big hand in the victory over East Hamilton.
After a season’s worth of Friday night battles, 15 area football teams are still in the hunt for state championships. Of course, some have better chances than others.
Area football teams set their sights each season on reaching the playoffs. But having a first-round home game usually means a great deal in terms of advancing.
Which game provides the best ticket purchase Friday, David Crockett vs. Tennessee High or Greeneville vs. Elizabethton?
Name dropping is a little different for Cade Larkins these days. Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Barkley was dropped a notch on the nation’s all-time high school passing yardage list, thanks to Larkins.
Going into the season, Science Hill, Farragut and Hardin Valley were the among the teams most people were picking to win the Region 1-6A football league. Heading into Week 5, things look different.
Which football team is the biggest surprise of 2019? After three weeks, the Cherokee Chiefs have a right to make that claim.
Football season, unlike any other, gets serious right from the start. But there is a chance for a fresh start. It comes in Week 3 when the region schedule gets underway.
Also in the Northeast Tennessee Notes: the Week 1 football honorees and the first regular-season top 10.
Cloudland senior Jordan Coffey slogged his way to 273 muddy rushing yards last Friday night in the Highlanders’ 36-22 first-round Class 1A playoff victory.
Nathan Lane — Johnson County’s 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior — scored all of his team’s touchdowns in a 35-12 win over Unicoi County that secured the Region 1-3A football title.
David Crockett’s 6-foot-4, 190-pound junior hauled in a career-high 12 passes and added the game-winning touchdown in a thrilling 34-27 win over rival Daniel Boone in the Musket Bowl.
Kody Lewis turned in one of the best all-around performances in the history of Northeast Tennessee high school football, torching West Greene for 396 yards and four TDs.
David Crockett keeps on keeping on, and junior quarterback Cade Larkins is a big part of the winning equation.
Unicoi County faced a region challenge, but Kody Lewis’ performance helped turn it into a blowout, earning the junior the Northeast Tennessee Player of the Week award.