University High went to Sullivan North on Friday and gave the Golden Raiders a Watauga Valley Conference basketball lesson.
Cherokee senior Harper Russell scored six points in one second to rally the Lady Chiefs to a 46-41 Big 7 Conference basketball win over David Crockett on Friday.
The Lady Rebels iced their Three Rivers win over the Lady Patriots by making their foul shots, and the South boys came back late to beat East on Tuesday night.
In the girls’ game, the Lady Bulldogs held a two-point heading into the second half but used a stout defensive effort to limit the Lady Raiders to just six more points in a 45-22 Watauga Valley victory on Friday.
Judah Hilton positioned himself to be in the the right place at the right time on Friday and then delivered for Daniel Boone.
Mason Polier scored twice, Aaron Stidham added another touchdown and Union pounded out 357 rushing yards in Saturday’s 21-0 victory over John Battle in the Region 2D playoffs.
QB Easton Harrell rushed for three TDs and threw for another to lead the Trailblazers (9-2) into the second round of the TSSAA Class 5A playoffs next week at Knox Central.
The Patriots rode the arm and legs of quarterback Dylan White and turned three Golden Raiders turnovers into points en route to the win.
So efficient were the defending state champion Greene Devils that they scored on every offensive possession.
In a game played on a waterlogged field and marred by penalties, Grainger earned a hard-fought 36-26 Region 1-4A victory over determined Sullivan East on Friday night.