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  • Unbeaten Alcoa Middle sports super-sized roster Published 9/28/2011 at 3:02 p.m. 0 comments

    Breakfast must be awesome. At 6-foot-2, 280 pounds, Jeremiah Scott isn’t just big. The Alcoa Middle School eighth-grader is bigger than any defensive tackle at Maryville College. He’s bigger than any defensive lineman on the whole Maryville team. “He’s a ...

  • Warren to start at fullback for Cats Published 9/1/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Darrell Warren makes three. The University of Kentucky freshman and former Alcoa High School star was informed earlier this week he’ll start at fullback when the Wildcats open the season against Western Kentucky on Thursday night at L.P. Field in ...

  • Where Are They Now: Tyler Robinson Published 8/31/2011 at 3:56 p.m. 0 comments

    Slipping past the linebackers and fading toward the back pylon former Alcoa tight end Tyler Robinson was overlooked by the Tennessee secondary and caught his first touchdown as a Kentucky Wildcat. It was not the first time the Big Orange ...

  • Toney paces Vols third scrimmage Published 8/25/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    An improbable leading rusher emerged last Saturday during the Tennessee’s intrasquad scrimmage. Former Alcoa running back and state record holder JaRon Toney got plenty of work and made the most of it, pacing the Vols with 83 yards rushing on ...

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: William Blount, Knox Central Published 8/24/2011 at 3:18 p.m. 0 comments

    If Cook stays hot, William Blount is so very dangerous. It’s not that he’s all the Governors have, but forcing opponents to focus much of their energies to stopping him makes players like Hasenstaub, Cunningham and rest absolutely lethal.

  • FRIDAY NIGHT PREVIEW: Heritage, Hardin Valley Academy Published 8/24/2011 at 3:17 p.m. 0 comments

    Bledsoe’s escape velocity after the decisive cutback on each of his returns was unmistakable. Look for the Mountaineers to try to get the ball in his hands a little more. The Heritage offensive line has got to be furious Cline ...

  • Backfield in Motion Published 8/24/2011 at 3:14 p.m. 0 comments

    When Maryville’s Rebels take the field Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Alcoa’s Goddard Field, the men in black will have four solid playmakers taking the handoffs. A storied position in Maryville football history that’s produced the likes of Blondie ...

  • Operation Linebacker Published 8/24/2011 at 3:13 p.m. 0 comments

    Mr. Football winner Darrell Warren is gone. So is elite edge rusher Jonivan Henry. Alcoa defensive coordinator Brian Nix is faced with the challenge of replacing their impact in hopes of putting an eighth consecutive state championship defense on the ...

  • Five Rebels disciplined; will miss opener with Webb Published 8/19/2011 at 3:12 p.m. 0 comments

    Five Maryville High School football players have been disciplined and will miss opener with Webb.

  • Time to play for keeps Published 8/17/2011 at 2:31 p.m. 0 comments

    The jamborees are over, and the 2011 high school football season opens Friday with William Blount looking for a little vengeance at Sevier County and Heritage at a new foe in Jefferson County. Seven-time defending state champion Alcoa will have ...

  • Making Strides: Russell, Gregory lead Mountaineers, Governors back from brink Published 8/10/2011 at 1:09 p.m. 0 comments

    Unlike their Alcoa and Maryville counterparts, Brint Russell and David Gregory didn’t inherit teams coming off state championships the year before. Heritage had won nine games in five seasons under Tommy Rewis when it hired Russell to be its new ...

  • Have Tornadoes become state’s most feared team? Published 8/3/2011 at 2:41 p.m. 0 comments

    Earlier this summer, the Chattanooga Times Free Press ran a front page story in its Sunday edition about two of its area high schools going to great lengths to avoid playing Alcoa. After Signal Mountain was told by the Tennessee ...

  • The G.Q. story Published 7/27/2011 at 1:37 p.m. 0 comments

    D.B., huh? Interesting, lots of headline possibilities, but it’s just not G.Q. Initials were all former Maryville High School coach Tim Hammontree would volunteer when asked who else had applied for the job as the Rebels new offensive coordinator/freshman/junior varsity ...

  • How I spent my summer vacation: Tornadoes, Rebels follow proven blueprint for success Published 7/27/2011 at 1:36 p.m. 0 comments

    With Alcoa and Maryville looking to yet again repeat as state champions, everyone associated with both programs understands the blueprint for a successful season. “You always got to go hard,” Tornado senior Vanderbilt Hambrick said. “Everything we do, we go ...

  • Patton pending: Elite 11 selection highlights opening of 7-on-7 camps Published 7/21/2011 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments

    Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart, Tim Tebow, Drew Brees, Jay Cutler, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers Matt Schaub, Vince Young, Matthew Stafford, Mark Sanchez . . . Maryville High School senior Patton Robinette joined an impressive fraternity on Monday when he began ...

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