Sullivan South quarterback Luke Pollack has rushed for 615 yards in five games this season. That’s the highest total of any player in Northeast Tennessee, from the reporting schools in Region 1.
This week may divide the pack as the Times News/Johnson City Press panel is split 3-2 on seven different games, including Daniel Boone-Science Hill, Cherokee-Morristown West, Grainger-Volunteer and Eastside-Thomas Walker.
Crockett started the season with five straight wins and is ranked No. 5 in the state in Class 5A, with coach Hayden Chandley proving each day he can’t be defined by his birth year.
Senior Blake Lewis of Lee High turned in an all-around performance last Friday night that earned him a gold star. Five of them, in fact.
It’s been a rough start to the football season for teams in the Cumberland District.
Cherokee’s Trey Courtney was a wrecking crew for Volunteer’s planned victory party last Thursday night when the Chiefs stormed to a 48-27 win.
Furman is next on the schedule for the East Tennessee State football team, but the biggest focus for the Bucs is on themselves.
While we can look at the first half of the football season and say, “Here’s what we’ve learned,” it doesn’t mean there won’t be major changes ahead.
Behind true freshman quarterback Tanner Bernard, Virginia-Wise piled up 625 offensive yards in a 35-20 MEC win over Concord on Saturday.
Ty Chandler rushed for 158 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown, in Tennessee’s 24-0 trouncing of UTEP on Saturday.
Tennessee is distributing free game tickets to residents of North Carolina and South Carolina counties under evacuation orders due to Hurricane Florence.
South Greene quarterback Levi Myers threw for 225 yards and the Rebels scored 20 unanswered points to hand Sullivan North its first loss of the season, 34-27 on Friday night.
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).
South found itself in a 7-7 tie with two minutes left before halftime, but the Rebels (4-1, 2-0) dominated thereafter and won going away.
Ridgeview ended Union’s 21-game, regular-season winning streak with a 27-14 Mountain 7 District victory on Friday night in Clintwood.