Athletes taking part in the 10th annual FCA All-Star football game went from practicing in the snow to playing on a picture-perfect Saturday afternoon at J. Fred Johnson Stadium, where the West took a 42-17 victory.
The 10th annual FCA All-Star football game took place Saturday at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport. The West team won the lopsided affair 42-17, but the whole point of the week was to bond and build relationships with new teammates and coaches.
KINGSPORT — The company set to be hired by Kingsport City Schools for a nearly $1 million project to replace artificial turf at Dobyns-Bennett has been hit with numerous multimillion-dollar lawsuits alleging that products installed eight to 10 years ago did not perform as promised and warrantied.
Kingsport school system leaders have unanimously approved spending just short of $1 million to replace the more than 10-year-old year-old artificial turf at J. Fred Johnson Stadium at Dobyns-Benentt High School. The turf covers both the football and baseball field used by the Indians, as well as turf for an indoor baseball practice facility on the site.
Dobyns-Bennett's football team closed out its season Friday night with a 22-13 Region 1-6A win against Jefferson County on Senior Night at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport.
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When Dobyns-Bennett High School’s Tribe plays its second home game at the stadium, against Sevier County with kickoff at 7:30 p.m., the same security firm that has been on site the past two years will be there enforcing new policies that went into effect at the first home game Aug. 17 as well as older policies.
Starting this Friday, football Friday nights at J. Fred Johnson Stadium at Dobyns-Bennett High School have a series of new restrictions, which Kingsport City Schools Athletics and Activities Director Larry Shively said Wednesday are “not uncommon” in high school football and are generally “best practices.”
Science Hill took Dobyns-Bennett’s best shot for a quarter, but countered with 35 unanswered points en route to a 35-14 victory over the Indians Friday night at J. Fred Johnson Stadium.
The annual Dobyns-Bennett Preseason Kickoff festivities will be held Friday, starting at 5 p.m., at J. Fred Johnson Stadium. The Tribe's scrimmage with Elizabethton will begin at 6 p.m.
Some million dollar projects and a multi-million-dollar one is on the horizon of the Kingsport City Schools Capital Improvement Projects, with D-B EXCEL, replacement of artificial turf at J. Fred Johnson Stadium and roofs the most expensive projects.