Loudon 31, Lenoir City 10
Loudon won the Battle of the Bridge over Lenior City 31-10.
The USA Today High School Game of the Week featured Loudon at Lenoir City and the Redskins' provided plenty of offense. Before the season, Loudon Head Coach Jeff Harig said the offense would revolve around senior running back/wide receiver Josh Jackson. He was serious. The senior ran for 221 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns, helping to pull his team away late in this heated rivalry. Loudon avenged their blowout loss to Lenoir City last season by returning the favor. Loudon goes on the road to play Sweetwater. Lenoir City will travel to Farragut.
Maryville 41, Alcoa 14
Maryville beat rival Alcoa 41-14.
It's one of the greatest rivalries in the state of Tennessee, but it sure didn't look like it tonight. Maryville came out rolling, scoring on their first possession with first year quarterback Tyler Vaught dumping it off to Kelly Brock to make it 7-0. They didn't hit the breaks and took a 20-0 lead at the half before steamrolling past its biggest foe with ease 41-14. Maryville has only lost two regular season games in the past 12 years, both against Alcoa. This may have been its toughest test, one in which they passed with flying colors. Alcoa will face McMinn County at home. Maryville wraps up the toughest stretch of their season on the road at West.
Carter 49, Cocke County 14
Carter rolled Cocke County 49-14
If there's anything Cocke County won tonight, it definitely had the loudest fans. Even though it sounded like a Fighting Cocks home game, the real home team came to play. Carter ran the ball furiously down the field to start, tiring the Cocke County defense early before going with their passing attack. Davonte Moore kicked off the scoring with 7:49 in the first quarter. Afterwards, quarterback Jonathan Freeman found Zephaniah Nyane twice for long touchdown scores, two of his five touchdown passes on the night, widening the gap to 27-0 at the half. The Hornets didn't look back and pummeled Cocke County 49-14. Cocke County looks to bounce back next week on the road at Seymour. Carter faces Pigeon Forge.
Fulton 84, Bearden 0
Fulton keeps rolling as the topped Bearden 84-0.
Fulton won by 80 points last week against Powell. No way they could top that, right? Well against Bearden, the nearly topped that mark in the first half. Domonique Williams scored on a 97-yard kickoff return on the first play of the game and the Falcons dismantled the Bulldogs 70-0 by the break. They went on to win 84-0 breaking their school record for points from last week. Bearden looks to score its first points of the season on the road at Heritage. The Falcons' next meal is Austin-East.
Clinton 51, Seymour 14
Clinton beat Seymour 51-14.
Clinton showed signs last week against Anderson County that they've vastly improved from a year ago. This may have been their coming out party. Clinton running back Zach Jones made the most of his 10 carries, scoring three touchdowns on 176 yards. The Dragons had it firing on all cylinders and Tyler Thackerson showed poise under center, making plays with his arm and legs, in the 51-14 win. Clinton has a tough test ahead in Oak Ridge, while Seymour goes back home to play Cocke County.
Baylor (Chatt.) 34, Webb 7
Baylor got the best of Webb last season in Knoxville last season and a road contest in Chattanooga wouldn't fare any better for the Spartans. Like last week at Maryville, Webb struggled to find their offense all night, and got punished for it early. They would go on to get crushed 34-7 and go home for the first time this season to play CAK.
Halls 35, Union County 33
Halls tops Union County for its first win since 2012.
Before Friday, Halls had lost 15 games in a row dating back to 2012. Tonight was their night. It would take a 28-13 lead at the half, but Union County would come storming back in the third and this went right down to the end. Halls took the win 35-33 and snaps its long losing streak. They hope to get their second win in a row next week at Oak Ridge. Union County will play Gatlinburg-Pittman at home.
Gibbs 49, Grainger 14
Gibbs beat Grainger 49-14.
Gibbs won in ugly fashion last week against Carter, but in this one, their offense shined. Gibbs came out fast, looking like an improved team from a year ago at home against Grainger. It all started with Gibbs running back Brendan Wilson, who raced for 173 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles finished with a dominant 49-14 win and have a tougher test at Anderson County next week. Grainger faces West Greene at home.
CAK 47, Powell 13
CAK topped Powell 47-13.
Powell had another rough Friday night, They lost at Fulton by 80 points last week and Powell must have watched the tape from that game. Cole Smith had himself a near-flawless night. The CAK quarterback completed 32 of his 38 passes for 375 yards for two scores and a rushing touchdown. He picked apart the Powell defense all night long and led his team to a 47-13 win. CAK will face their toughest test of this young season next week against Catholic. Powell looks to find their first win on the road at Karns.
Knoxville Catholic 61 , Coalfield 0
UT ties were all over this contest as the Irish hosted the Yellow Jackets. Govols247.com composite 3-star and Tennessee O-Line commit Zac Sewart started for Coalfield. Many of the Vols football coaches' sons play for Catholic including and Zac Jancek, Alex Jones, Jake Mahoney. This contest wasn't close from the opening kick as Catholic goes on to cruise to a 61-0 victory over Coalfield. Next week the Irish travel to CAK and Coalfield hosts Sunbright.
Oak Ridge 13 , Farragut 0
Oak Ridge Beat Farragut 13-0. WBIR
It was a defensive battle between Oak Ridge and Farragut at Armstong field. Early in the first quarter Wildcat quarterback Gavin Warrington led the offense deep into Admiral territory before Farragut cornerback Derek Williams made a play for an interception in the endzone to stall the drive. Oak Ridge would get on the board right before half with a Brandon Nickel 44-yard field goal to make it 3-0 at the break. Oak Ridge would take back an interception early in the third quarter to extend their lead to 10-0. The Wildcats would add another field goal in the fourth and that's all they'd need as Oak Ridge beats Farragut 13-0. in Week 2, Oak Ridge travels to Clinton and Farragut is at home against Lenoir City.