Area football teams set their sights each season on reaching the playoffs. But having a first-round home game usually means a great deal in terms of advancing.
On a chilly autumn Friday night at Benny Compton Field, Sullivan North found a way to overcome three second-half lost fumbles and beat Region 1-2A rival Happy Valley 24-14.
Hampton quarterback Conor Jones passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more, and the Bulldogs took a 49-21 bite out of Sullivan North Friday night.
Sullivan South and Elizabethton both have Greeneville in the back of their minds when it comes to Region 1-4A play. But both must deal with the tasks at hand before meeting each other and Greeneville.
Chuckey-Doak senior Hayden Rush had 197 all-purpose yards and scored two touchdowns as the Black Knights cruised to a convincing 34-7 nonconference win over host Sullivan North.
Chuckey-Doak senior Hayden Rush was a one-man wrecking crew on Friday night, leading the Black Knights to a 34-7 nonconference win over host Sullivan North in Thunder Valley.
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Which football team is the biggest surprise of 2019? After three weeks, the Cherokee Chiefs have a right to make that claim.
Among winners on the gridiron Friday night were Sullivan North, Elizabethton, Science Hill, Patrick Henry, Chilhowie, Castlewood and Ridgeview.
Here are a few quick looks at Friday night’s opening statements by area teams — including Dobyns-Bennett, Daniel Boone and Sullivan North — along with the Eyeball Test for Elizabethton and Science Hill.
Austin Hartsock engineered a jaw-dropping comeback Friday night, carrying Sullivan North’s football team from a 20-point halftime deficit to a 36-28 nonconference win over host Sullivan Central in the season opener for both teams.
Sullivan North pulled off a stunning comeback against Sullivan Central on Friday night in Blountville. Powered by Austin Hartsock’s four-touchdown game, the Golden Raiders erased a 20-point deficit to beat the Cougars 36-28.
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Sullivan North returns three key offensive players in the backfield, and Austin “Pedro” Hartsock, Dale Potter and Yancy Dolen — a 2018 “All Tough Guys” team selection — constitute a tough trio to stop.
Named to the Times News “All Tough Guys” team in 2018, Sullivan North senior fullback Yancy Dolen will be looking to do more damage to anyone that gets in his way once the season starts.
MURFREESBORO — Lainey Hill and Sydney Berry romped to the girls doubles finals at the TSSAA state individual tennis large schools championships on Thursday at Old Fort Park.
Sullivan North’s Adam Nelson will be making his second consecutive trip to Murfreesboro after beating Johnson County’s Mason Stanley 7-5, 6-0 in the boys’ singles final.