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South, D-B ready to tangle in Big 8 tug-of-war

Bill Lane • Sep 29, 2010 at 11:24 AM

KINGSPORT — Some 12,000 football fans filed into J. Fred Johnson Stadium to watch Dobyns-Bennett play Sullivan South a few years ago.

Some rivalry? Not really, according to one of the coaches.

“I believe the true definition of a rivalry is that one of the teams must beat the other once in three years,’’ South coach Sam Haynie said. “We haven’t beaten D-B in 17 years. I don’t think you’d call that a rivalry.’’

Haynie, a dominating lineman, was a TSSAA Class AAA “Mr. Football’’ selection when South last defeated D-B, 33-7 in 1992.

Read the full story in Thursday's print edition or the enhanced electronic version of the Times-News.

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