The USA Today High School Game of the Weeks featured two teams whose offenses were primed to perform. Catholic's Cinderella season had them at an unblemished 6-0 record. They visited Anderson County, a team with only one loss to Powell two weeks ago. An 80-yard touchdown run for Anderson County opened the floodgates for their offensive onslaught to make it 28-14 in the second quarter. In a game with 101 combined points of offense, Anderson County never looked back and won the game 61-40 over Catholic.
Hardin Valley played host to the Bearden Bulldogs, who have put a mediocre product on the field the entire season. Hardin Valley began the season 3-0, but have since lost three straight. Bearden has two wins and were blown out by cross-town rival West last week. This game was no different. Hardin Valley pulled ahead 26-0 and for the Bulldogs, they never came within a whiff of victory, falling again 33-7. Hardin Valley ends their skid and for Bearden, their downward slide continues.
West is rolling, having won four straight games with a 5-1 record overall on the season. William Blount has lost two in a row and had a 2-4 record coming into the matchup. For a team that has struggled to score points, William Blount faced the same problem on this night and defensively, they were just as bad. They lost in a blowout 49-20 to the Rebels.
Besides their loss against the number one team in the state, Maryville in Week 1, Alcoa has been winning easily with a 5-1 record. They've won by an average of 39 points during their four game winning streak. They hosted a Lancaster Christian team who needed to play a perfect game to even compete. They didn't and lost severely 42-8. Alcoa is rolling with a five game winning streak with only three weeks until their marquee matchup against Catholic.
Maryville is the number one team in the state of Tennessee. They are undefeated and have yet to be tested in any of their first six games. However, Lenoir City would give them a ball game riding their momentum from their two game win streak. Maryville would eventually pull away and continue their streak, but the 3-4 Panthers would test them early, falling 28-10.
Farragut has found their footing this season, having been inconsistent for much of it. They played a Heritage team on a three game losing streak, in which they've only scored a combined seven points. This game was just as bad for them and their season and they were destroyed 48-7 as Farragut never let off the breaks.
Last years game of these two teams featured a blowout loss by the Bears 35-8. Tellico Plains are on a three game winning streak. Rockwood hasn't lost since their first game. This may have been the game of the night. Tellico won in a tight one 21-20 and these two smaller schools have been making a splash in high school football this season.
White County has been on a hot streak, having won four straight, but they faced a Sequoyah team who came off a close loss against the number nine team in Tennessee, Polk County. Sequoyah redeemed themselves from their loss last week, ending the White County streak 22-10.
The number one team in Kentucky visited a struggling CAK team. CAK is 2-5 and Belfry has barely been tested this season with a 6-0 record. That was indicative of the scoreboard. Although closer than expected, CAK hung in, but lost 21-14.
Halls is one of the worst teams in the state. They haven't won this season and have only one close game this season. They played Powell, who has only two losses on the season. Halls continues their road to a defeated season, falling 17-0.
A 3-3 Clinton team and a 3-4 Central team made for a good game. Both teams need a win and both teams are a hair above decent. There were 123 points combined this game as the Dragons fell 63-60 to Central. Both defenses will likely be watching plenty of film in the next week.