Rivalries spark a high in Week 6 of high school football

The USA Today high School Game of the Week showcased a Clinton team on the road against Powell. Clinton has been back and forth all season, alternating between wins and losses every week. Last week they won over Karns, but the trend continued. This time, Powell won in emphatic fashion in a 67-6 romp over the Dragons. Clinton fell to 3-4, Powell moved to 4-2 on the season.

Morristown East and Morristown West are no strangers to one another. In fact, they share the same home field. West has won 10 out of the last 12 matchups, but this season their records indicate the exact opposite. West is 1-4, while East is 4-1. This game was indicative of both teams' records. The town's biggest game was a disappointment and West's struggles on defense were showcased tonight in the rivalry matchup. They lost 49-23.

No one has been able to play Maryville close this season, as it seems that the Rebels along with Fulton are in the discussion for who's the best team in the state of Tennessee. Their week six game on the road against Heritage was a showcase of an offensive and defensive onslaught. They blanked Heritage 42-0. They moved to 6-0, while Heritage fell to 1-5.

William Blount and Lenoir City share a 2-3 record and looked to get to .500 in their head to head district matchup. This game was a close and competitive one as expected and these teams needed overtime to settle this score. It was tied 14-14, but Lenoir City won 20-17 to rise to 3-3. They face the tough task of hosting Maryville next week.

Catholic continues their remarkable season coming in undefeated against a struggling Kingston team. The Fighting Irish are coming off of a close 15-14 win on the road at Hardin Valley last week and looked to continue their hot streak. Kingston, on the other hand hasn't won any games this season and were blown out last week at home against Lenoir City. The end product was a 51-7 thrashing by Catholic for their sixth win of the season.

South-Doyle's homecoming matchup featured a Seymour team, who was greeted by a capacity crowd. Points came at a premium and the score was 7-0 at the half in favor of the Cherokees. A 60 yard touchdown by Joc Bruce was called back by a holding penalty, but he would score late in the 3rd to make the score 14-0. It was evident that Seymour disliked Bruce's Twitter trash-talk throughout the week and they let him know it out on the field, but he backed it up in this game. South Doyle won 34-14 an moved the 4-2 on the season. Seymour suffered their third straight loss and dropped to 2-4.

Fulton has been on a path of destruction this season. Their first six opponents have scored 29 points combined, half of the Falcons' average per game. Their next prey was a Pigeon Forge squad and the Falcons feasted once again. In a game on the road, Fulton rolled once again, leaving the Tigers scoreless on their home field. They were so dominant, they scored on 17 straight possessions. Fulton has yet to be tested on the season and scored 61 points on this night, only their 4th highest season total.

With the success of teams like Fulton and Catholic on the season, Campbell County is a squad that has flown under the radar. They have one loss on the season against Anderson County and came into their game against Oak Ridge 5-1. Oak Ridge only has one loss as well, having won four straight games. This was a competitve game, better than either of their games last week. However, Campbell County took this one at home 27-14, their first win ever against Seymour.

Cocke County has struggled all season long and have a 1-4 record to show for it. They faced a tough Jefferson County team who have won two straight and have found their footing after a 1-2 start. This one wasn't even close. In front of their home fans, Jefferson County won in a route 42-0.

Halls hasn't won a game all season and are coming off two losses in which they were outscored 92-0. Karns hasn't been any better; they had and 0-6 record too. Something had to give. This battle of mediocrity ended in a Halls loss 33-16 and dropped them to 0-6 on the season. Karns grabbed their first win as they look to try to build some momentum to finish out the season.

The Smoky Bears of Sevier County hosted Cherokee tonight. This game got ugly quick for Cherokee as Sevier was up 42-0 just at half-time. During the second half Cherokee looked to secure that there was not a shut out in this game. They would put up some points, but not enough. Sevier County walks away 56-14 over Cherokee.

Bearden and West are two schools that also share some rivalry on the field. West's Nathan Cottrell who has proven himself already throughout the season decided to show out tonight. Cottrell collected a 57 yard, as well as 78 yard touchdown runs. West took a hold quick of this game not letting the Bulldog defense stop them. West would run away with a 41-20 win.

Undefeated Carter hosted Union County for another district match-up of the night. Carter made it look easy early in the game. Union County was not even able to get past the 30 yard line of their side of the field the entire first quarter. The Hornets stung the Patriots bad this week with a 52-12 final.

A battle between neighbors tonight as Farragut hosted Hardin Valley. Unlike majority of the games tonight, this came down to a close fight. The Admirals started off strong; however, they let Hardin Valley play catch up as time went on. Farragut would hold on to the win though and defeat Hardin Valley 35-33.

There were some high rollers tonight at Anderson County who hosted Central. The red zone was touched just a little more than a few times since each team became quite familiar with that area. Anderson County made a statement tonight in their stats, over 500 yards in rushing! The stats showed in the final. The Mavericks would win it 60-38.


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