The Blitz takes a look into the quarterfinals

Anderson County hosted West in their 5A Quarterfinal matchup. Each team came into the game with only one loss. West's only loss of the season came to a powerhouse Maryville team and Anderson County's loss to Powell was the only game in the way of an unblemished record. The two teams met in one of the biggest matchups of the night. West held Anderson County to one touchdown in the first half and went on to win by a score of 32-19.

Grace Christian has flown under the radar this season coming into their home game against Silverdale Academy with an undefeated record at 12-0. Silverdale Academy has not been too far behind. They boasted an 11-1 record. But on this night, the Rams had no competition. They were golden against Silverdale and beat them handily, 49-21.

Maryville beat Sevier County during the regular season badly, 55-6 and their playoff matchup was not much better for the Smoky Bears. The Rebels took a 49-14 lead into halftime and did not allow Sevier County to score the rest of the way with a running clock. They clobbered them with ease, 56-14.

CAK faced Alcoa during the regular season, which resulted in a blowout loss for the Warriors, 55-17. CAK came in with high hopes to stage an upset, but the second game was not much different than the first. Alcoa locked down defensively on CAK and blew them off the field, 42-14. CAK finishes the season 6-7.

In likely the most competitive game of the night, Catholic would take on Hixon in a game which featured two three-loss teams. Evenly matched the entire night, Catholic would edge out Hixon 14-13 in a nail biter.

ECS was undefeated and at home against Webb in Memphis in this semi-final matchup. What looked to be Webb's toughest matchup, indeed was not. Webb came ready to play, turned up the defensive effort and left Cordova with a big road win 28-15, stunning the home team.

Fulton has yet to have any competition this season. Greeneville was in the same boat. Both teams have shredded through the teams on their schedule this season and this highly anticipated matchup of two powerhouses in Tennessee high school football collided on this Friday night. Fulton running back Daryl Rollins-Davis missed the game with an injury. Davis is Fulton's leading rusher with 1,990 yards rushing and a remarkable 39 touchdowns this season. It did not matter. Fulton dominated the game the entire way, not the way they usually do by overwhelming teams. They did it methodically and played within themselves, adjusting to their leader's absence. They win in a blowout 40-20 and are on their way to a state championship, breaking the Tennessee single-season scoring record in the process.


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