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  • Friday Night Preview: Catholic at William Blount Published 9/15/2010 at 3:19 p.m. 0 comments

    Rain and a sloppy playing field did little to mask the charged atmosphere surrounding last season’s 24-6 win by the Irish. Offseason issues and facing their former coach, Irish skipper Scott Meadows, fueled the Governors enough to remain within 7-6 ...

  • Football Preview: Maryville at McMinn County Published 9/9/2010 at 1:02 p.m. 0 comments

    The Rebels pounded the Cherokees, in convincing fashion, 49-6, last season at Shields Stadium. Maryville touched McMinn County for scores on four of its first five possessions. The Rebels put a whopping 410 yards of offense in the Cherokees, equal ...

  • Football Preview: William Blount at Jefferson County Published 9/9/2010 at 1:01 p.m. 0 comments

    The Governors rallied from a 28-0 deficit with nine minutes to play in the half to roar back and shock the Patriots, 38-35, last season at Mike White Field. William Blount quarterback Zach Witt ran for a pair scores, adding ...

  • Football Preview: Seymour at Heritage Published 9/9/2010 at 1:00 p.m. 0 comments

    The Eagles forced a pair of first-half safeties and picked of two Mountaineer passes in turning back Heritage, 21-7, last season, halting a 3-0 start to the year for the Mounties. Heritage never began a drive beyond its 30-yard line. ...

  • Football Preview: Fulton at Alcoa Published 9/9/2010 at 12:59 p.m. 0 comments

    No one who saw it will ever forget the sinkhole game. With a little over six minutes remaining in last year's contest in Knoxville, a sinkhole the diameter of a lighting pole opened along the Fulton sideline. Play was suspended ...

  • William Blount at Bearden Published 9/1/2010 at 4:25 p.m. 0 comments

    he Governors were spoiling for one of the early season’s biggest upsets a year ago, leading the Bulldogs, 10-0, at the half. Super-quick Bearden back Devrin Young, who’s been offered by Stanford, was held to less than 100 yards rushing, ...

  • Maryville at Knox West Published 9/1/2010 at 4:23 p.m. 0 comments

    Maryville’s Rebels opened last season’s meeting with a 15-play, eight-minute statement drive and never looked back in rolling to a 38-17 rout of West. Maryville limited West to a field goal through three quarters and yielded only 59 yards of ...

  • Loudon at Alcoa Published 9/1/2010 at 4:22 p.m. 0 comments

    The Tornadoes were coming off a win over Maryville a year ago heading into this one, and it showed. The Redskins trailed, 7-0, at the half and remained close until Alcoa opened some breathing room with two third quarter touchdowns ...

  • Lenoir City at Heritage Published 9/1/2010 at 4:21 p.m. 0 comments

    The Mountaineers blew out the Panthers, 31-3, last season in Lenoir City. The story of the game was defense. While the offense struggled for a half, Heritage trailing, 3-0, at the break, end Evan Brown and the defense kept the ...

  • Powerball Published 8/25/2010 at 2:59 p.m. 0 comments

    It’s easy to forget it was 27-24 Alcoa with less than a minute to play in the third quarter. Maryville didn’t have the ball very much in what became a 41-24 loss to the Tornadoes last season at Goddard Field, ...

  • Friday Night Preview: South-Doyle at Heritage Published 8/25/2010 at 2:59 p.m. 0 comments

    After a turnover, the Mountaineer defense withstood a Cherokee drive that began first-and-goal at the Heritage 7-yard line with seven minutes remaining in Week 1 last season. South-Doyle would net 2 yards in four snaps in a 26-19 Mountaineer win. ...

  • Friday Night Preview: William Blount at Karns Published 8/25/2010 at 2:57 p.m. 0 comments

    The Governors won in a thriller a year ago, getting a two-point conversion run after a touchdown with four seconds remaining to extract a 35-34 win. It was 14-14 at the half on a night William Blount passed for 192 ...

  • Attitude adjustment Published 8/18/2010 at 11:45 a.m. 0 comments

    Anyone familiar with Tony Ierulli is aware the Maryville College football coach knows a thing or two about being tough. The Fighting Scots weren’t even in full pads yet, and Ierulli’s voice was already getting hoarse on Monday. His toughness, ...

  • Ready to push back Published 8/18/2010 at 11:44 a.m. 0 comments

    You saw it in Rommel Hightower’s declining numbers. You saw it in the injuries to quarterbacks. Maryville College needed a bigger line. “It all starts up front,” sophomore Lane Dodson said. “If we can’t move the (opposing) linemen, if we ...

  • Better, stronger, faster Published 8/18/2010 at 11:43 a.m. 0 comments

    “The Six Million Dollar Man” went to high school there. Harvey Lee Yeary, a.k.a. actor Lee Majors, was a pretty good football player for the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets back in the 1950s. The future Col. Steve Austin was talented enough ...

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