The Pioneers improved to a program-best 5-0 and 2-0 in Region 1-5A play with the victory over previously unbeaten Cocke County (3-1, 0-1).
High school football usually doesn’t get affected by the weather, in terms of postponements. But Hurricane Florence isn’t a usual situation.
Two teams reeling from big losses last weekend are looking to get back on the right track Thursday night. But both squads face tough foes again and a day earlier than planned.
Central QB Jackson Harrison rushed for two touchdowns and threw for 270 yards and another score to lead the Cougars.
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.
Dobyns-Bennett football coach Joey Christian sees little chance of a letdown tonight against Sevier County.
The Cyclones outgained East 361-49 yards in the game despite drawing 10 penalties for 95 yards.
The Pioneers defense, which has allowed just 14 points in three games, held the Falcons to 88 total yards, 26 in the first half.
In other local games, 3A Sullivan South hosts Grainger and 2A Sullivan North hosts Cosby.
In other local 5A games, Volunteer travels to David Crockett and Cherokee hosts Morristown East.
When Union and Richlands meet on the football field, it’s nearly certain that the game will not be decided until the final horn sounds.
The primary goals are the same for Dobyns-Bennett and Science Hill heading into tonight’s showdown at Kermit Tipton Stadium. It is football at its most basic form with goals of winning the battle of the trenches and stopping the run.
Another Friday night, another big challenge for the Dobyns-Bennett football team. After opening the season against defending TSSAA Class 4A state champion Greeneville, the Indians (0-1) head to Oak Ridge to face the No. 3 ranked-team in the first TSSAA Class 5A poll.
"I don't see any end in sight. I want to keep going as long as they want to keep having me, and as long as I can do it effectively. ... I feel like I'm still getting better at it." — Roy Farne
Old-fashioned values and modern technology helped Jeremy Jenkins and his family enjoy the best of both worlds last week.