Final scores from high school football action in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia on Friday, Oct. 12
The Volunteer Falcons could help leader Tanner Cook extend his lead in the Times News picking panel this week, while Gate City and Happy Valley could provide a boost for Jeff Birchfield.
Eastside and Castlewood picked up Cumberland victories; J.I. Burton scored with 22 seconds left for a nondistrict win over Honaker; and Science Hill stayed in the playoff hunt with a big win at Hardin Valley.
Pioneers’ quarterback Cade Larkins finished with 367 yards to eclipse the 2,000-yard mark for the season.
Running back Charlie Cole finished with three touchdowns and 144 yards on seven carries — all of it coming in the first half.
Senior speedster Avery Jenkins finished with 190 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries to lead the Bears to the Mountain 7 District win.
So efficient were the defending state champion Greene Devils that they scored on every offensive possession.
Ian Hicks rushed for 284 yards and two touchdowns, but Dobyns-Bennett couldn’t overcome the collective effort by Farragut on Friday night in Knoxville. The Admirals (8-0, 4-0) sailed a little closer to the Region 1-6A football title with a 42-20
Final scores from the Times News Sports Live Red Zone for high school football games in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia on Friday, Oct. 5.
With the panel mostly in sync this week, just four games threaten to shift the rankings. But it could be a big shift as leader Tanner Cook and second-place Jeff Birchfield are on opposite sides of all four picks.
Cocke County rallied from a nine-point deficit late in the fourth quarter and claimed a 38-34 win over Cherokee on homecoming night in Rogersville.
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.
Raiders quarterback Houston Thacker accounted for five Burton touchdowns, including the game-winner with just 1:12 left to play.
Tennessee High flexed its considerable muscles Friday night and flattened Volunteer for a 49-0 Region 1-5A victory at the Stone Castle.
Dobyns-Bennett welcomed Bearden to J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport on Friday night for a key Region 1-6A collision. The Indians led most of the way before Condredge Holloway scored with eight second left in the game to steal the 33-30 victory