Hurricane Florence is making a beeline for the east coast and a number of high schools in Southwest Virginia and a few in Northeast Tennessee are moving forward with changes to this week’s football schedule.
Randy Sanders’ Bucs enter Southern Conference play this week, and nothing the SoCon can throw at them will be as tough as facing an SEC team in front of a hostile crowd at Neyland Stadium.
With his background as a defensive specialist, it should come as no surprise that Jeremy Pruitt’s first win as Tennessee’s football coach was highlighted by a big effort on the defensive end.
Tennessee stormed out of a lightning delay, scoring three touchdowns in less than five minutes, in a 59-3 rout of ETSU on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
East Tennessee State visited Neyland Stadium on Saturday for its first-ever gridiron meeting with Tennessee. The Vols rolled in their home opener, winning 59-3.
Steven Peoples had two first-half touchdown runs and No. 12 Virginia Tech made quick work of William & Mary in a 62-17 victory Saturday.
The Bucs invade Neyland Stadium on Saturday to take on Tennessee in the first meeting between the schools. It’s been the most anticipated game on ETSU’s schedule since the matchup was announced.
Dale Potter scored on a 21-yard touchdown run with 3:30 left and the Sullivan North football team held off a late Chuckey-Doak rally to win 27-21 at the Black Hole on Friday night to stay undefeated on the season.
Central QB Jackson Harrison rushed for two touchdowns and threw for 270 yards and another score to lead the Cougars.
J.I. Burton defense forces five turnovers and QB Houston Thacker turns in career night to lead the Raiders to a 38-13 victory over Lee High.
The Falcons totaled 345 yards of offense, forced four turnovers defensively and had a 92-yard kickoff return to win the special teams battle in Friday night’s 41-27 victory over the Patriots.
In the homecoming celebration, quarterback Lendon Redwine connected on 10 of 15 passes for 233 yards. One of those completions was an 80-yard touchdown pass to tight end Charlie Browder.
Sullivan South quarterback Luke Pollack piled up 199 yards rushing on 25 carries, and scored on runs of 18 and 6 yards.
The Dobyns-Bennett and Sevier County football teams squared off at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport on Friday night, and the Indians cruised to a 55-0 victory over the Smoky Bears. It made for a very happy 2018 Homecoming for the Tribe. Anne
Final scores from high school football action in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia on Friday, Sept. 7.