Several games across East Tennessee were decided by less than a touchdown in high school football's Week 1.
Fulton failed to convert three two-point conversions and came just two yards shy of a touchdown on the final play of the first half. The Falcons might point to those plays in the aftermath of their one-point loss to West.
Greeneville and Morristown West played another close game. The Trojans edge out Greeneville last year 14-10. Morristown West pulled out a 31-28 win this year on the home turf of the two-time defending state champs.
Malachi Horton led the Trojans back from a 7-0 deficit with a short touchdown run to tie things up at the start of the second quarter. Horton was a workhorse for Morristown West, finishing with 293 yards and three scores on 35 carries.
Oak Ridge jumped out to an early 21-0 lead on the road at Farragut but the Admirals made things interesting. Oak Ridge had to hold on for a narrow 28-24 win. The victory was the Wildcats' first over Farragut since 2005. Oak Ridge went all the way to the 5A state championship game that season.
In the USA Today High School Sports Game of the Week, Grace Christian pushed its winning streak to 12 games with a 27-13 win over Anderson County.
The Rams defense was able to slow down the same Mavericks' offense that put up 45 points against CAK last week.
William Blount overcame a 10-point third quarter deficit to beat Central 30-20.
Out in Hamblen County, Bearden continued to look strong, backing up its win over Hardin Valley with a strong showing against Morristown East. The Bulldogs led by only three at halftime but pulled away starting with the first drive of the third quarter en route to 38-7 win.
Two new head coaches, Derek Rang and Brian Pankey, squared off at Austin-East. Rang's Powell squad prevailed 35-14.
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Week 1 action continues with two big games on Saturday and Sunday.
Defending state champion CAK hosts Darlington School out of Rome, Ga. on Saturda night. Darlington is the alma mater of Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp.
The annual rivalry game between perennial contenders Maryville and Alcoa will have a national audience on ESPN2 for a noon kickoff on Sunday.