District play opened across East Tennessee with more games than you usually see on a Thursday night.
Some teams elected to play on Thursday with Tennessee taking on North Carolina State on Friday night.
Oak Ridge started slow on the road at Central but Rian Hall and the Wildcats got rolling in the second half to pull of a 28-6 win.
It was a different story for Powell. The Panthers came out with guns blazing, quickly racking up a 21-0 lead en route to a 55-12 beat-down over Halls.
The winner of next week's match-up between Oak Ridge and Powell will likely be the favorite to take home the District 3-AAA crown.
Anderson County is hoping they will be in that conversation as well. Andy Long rumbled in for two scores in the first quarter for the Mavericks against Campbell County.
The Cougars got big plays on defense from Trey Torres and Paul Courdle but the Campbell County offense couldn't get anything going. Anderson County pulled away in the second half for a 36-0 win.
Bearden asserted its dominance in a 37-3 win over William Blount. The Bulldogs look strong early in the year with three wins coming by an average margin of 33 points.
Another District 4-AAA squad off to a strong start is Lenoir City. After ending a seven-game losing streak to Loudon last week, the Panthers rolled 41-13 over Heritage. Lenoir City starts the year 2-0 for the first time since 2005.
Greenback (3-0) and Coalfield (3-0) are looking like contenders again after both schools finished the 2011 regular season with 9-1 records.
The Cherokees cruised to a 48-0 win over Tellico Plains while the Yellow Jackets pounded Sunbright 42-7.
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Week 2 continues with games on Friday night, including a big match-up between Maryville and West, and will wrap up on Saturday with three games.