When the high school football season began in August, area teams focused on winning conference championships and earning berths in the postseason playoffs. Now, with just a couple of weeks left in the regular season, it’s time to fish or cut bait.
Jajuan Stinson ran for 127 yards on Thursday night and the East Tennessee State football team snapped a four-game losing streak with a 38-7 win over West Virginia Wesleyan at Kermit Tipton Stadium.
The Dobyns-Bennett girls and Daniel Boone boys each claimed five of the top seven individual finishing spots to log titles at the Big 7 Conference Cross Country Championships on Thursday at Steele Creek Park.
Jerod Evans threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead Virginia Tech to a 37-16 victory over Miami on Thursday night at Lane Stadium.
Sullivan South couldn’t rebound from a sweep at the hands of Knox Catholic and had to settle for a third-place finish at state after being eliminated by Signal Mountain in the TSSAA Class AA volleyball tournament Thursday.
The Big 7 Conference cross country teams gathered at Steele Creek Park in Bristol, Tenn., for the annual league championships. The Dobyns-Bennett girls and Daniel Boone boys raced away with team victories.
It’s hard to imagine a better first day at the state volleyball tournament than that enjoyed by Sullivan South.
Sullivan South volleyball coach Wendy Ratliff says her defending state champion Lady Rebels have been vertically challenged all season, so opening the state tournament against the tall timbers of Signal Mountain will be no different.
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“I’m so excited that ‘The Concrete Jungle’ will be back in action next season. We’re already working on so many different and exciting things.”
In a volleyball match that had more twists and turns than a roller-coaster ride, Gate City edged Lee 25-21, 25-16, 22-25, 24-26, 16-14 in a Mountain District showdown on Tuesday.
The TSSAA officially released sport-by-sport classification plans for the 2017-21 classification cycle on Tuesday.
Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin has undergone season-ending shoulder surgery and defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie also will miss the remainder of the year with a torn pectoral muscle.
With just two weeks left in the regular season, the football playoff picture in Tennessee is coming into focus.
As expected, the vast majority of tuition-paying high schools across Tennessee that have been playing Division I athletics will transfer to Division II when the next four-year classification cycle begins in fall 2017.