Week 0 started off with a bang.
We began the night with Webb at Maryville which most expected to be a close game. However, the Rebels took a quick lead in the first half leading 21-0. Most expected Vols commit Todd Kelly Jr. from Webb to play a bigger impact on tonight's game and possibly upset the no. 1 team, but TK Jr. could not beat Maryville alone. Maryville beat the Spartans 35-15.
However, there were bigger blowouts all across East Tennessee.
The biggest spread was West at Karns with a 65-7 win. This game got ugly quick and left little hope for Karns to make a comeback. This was Travis Tipton's first game as Karns head coach.
Another large spread was Cosby at Pigeon Forge. The Tigers put up 47 points alone in the first half and finished over Cosby with a 55-0 win.
And the big wins don't stop as we now head over to Clinton where Anderson County lowered their horns and got straight to business. The Mavericks did not give Clinton a break. Anderson County won 53-13.
One of the biggest surprises of the first week occured at Sevier County as many expected there to be a close game between the Smoky Bears and Bearden Bulldogs. Both teams had strong seasons last year and went out in the play-offs to Dobyns-Bennett. The game started off close as each team quickly put up points. However, Sevier County pulled ahead for a huge 62-27 win.
Another lopsided score at Grace as Austin-East falls 55-19. Grace lost their star player Will McKamey last year to the Naval Academy, but that did not stop the Grace offense from putting up the big numbers tonight. Highly touted Rams' quarterback Devin Smith showed off his cannon arm and Grace unveiled a new Ram statue.
William Blount as well got a huge 40-7 win over Loudon to start their first season under new head coach Justin Ridge. Tyler Ferguson scored the Redskins only TD on a kickoff return.
The final big spread of the night was Sweetwater at Greenback. The Cherokees started their season off on the right foot as they ended the night with a 41-14 win.
Close games tonight were hard to find, but there were a few that did not turn into blowouts.
Catholic got some attention tonight not only for debuting some of Tenneessee's assistant coaches' sons, but they gottheir first win over Notre Dame, 22-13.
An even closer game was at Rockwood as they fell to Oneida,13-12. The teams were tied at six after regulation, but the Indians secured the win in overtime.
The last game of the evening would be a good one for Harriman as they hosted Hancock County. The Blue Devils would finish the game with a 43-11 win.