Photos by Elizabeth Smith Shinn

  • Maryville’s Samantha Fowler and Emily Johnson welcomed the cooler temperatures that greeted the Rebels and William Blount for Friday’s final quarter.
  • Ivy Mathews screams loud and proud for the Governors atop the shoulders Maddison Woods.
  • Union Grove Wildcats Tucker Cooper and Nathan Beeler came away pleased after watching the Governors defeat Greenback.
  • Campbell White ad Macie Spence kept close tabs on each other while watching the Rebels.
  • William Blount fan Jackson Ducote was sporting a cool lid.
  • Ally Stevenson, Olivia and Abby Turbyfill and Maci and Ali Snyder were out in force for the Tornadoes.
  • Heritage cheerleaders Brittany Cox and Bailey McBurnett are fired up about the upcoming season.
  • Kathryn Inman, Maddy Shelts, Holly Cutshaw and Whitney Wolfe got a front row seat to watch the Heritage Mountaineers.
  • Keith Stephens and son, Garrison, make no secret of who they attended the jamboree to support.
  • Morgan Duffy and Nick Baker were flying the colors of the Mountaineers.
  • Joey Dockery, Nick Dixon and Thomas Davis were out in support of William Blount’s Governors.
  • Hanging in there for the Tornadoes are K’Vaughn Tyson, Diandre Johnson, Damien Love and Austin Ensley.
  • An early contender for photo of the year is Alcoa fans Kyrin Tyson and Jacarra Crossing.
  • Alcoa’s Tornadoes put smiles on the faces of, from left, Jennifer Black, Mia, Nikki and Rashad Goodwin.
  • Kourtney Trusty, Cristina Hodge, Meaghan Liner, Mikayla Clark and Vicky Boring were all smiles cheering on Alcoa.
  • Sam Paganelli, Phillip Reagan, Jacob Kelso, Matthew Davis, Josh Williams, Dre Robert Curtis, Jake Taylor, Chaning Housely and Kyle Kramer were all on hand to support the Rebels.
  • Ashley Reisser attends her first game back in the Maryville dugout on senior day last week.
  • Maryville College Mountain Challenge director Bruce Guillaume fits bikes to a trailer that will transport them to Georgia for the annual spring break ride.
  • Mountain Challenge director Bruce Guillaume, wife Wendy and daughter Emily.
  • Members of the Maryville College Spring Bike Trip 2010 pose for a photograph before leaving for a ride across last Friday. Members of the group include, front row, left to right, Wendy Guillaume, Emily Guillaume, Ashley Murphy, Joe McBrien, Michae Musick, Catie Cardwell and Gemma Perkins. Back row, left to right, are, John Girdle, Jack Piepenbring, Bruce Guillaume, Mary Steger, Steve Ride, Traci Hayden, Jan Taylor, Tyson Murphy and Dana Davidson.
  • Former Alcoa High School second baseman Anna Russell signs a National Letter of Intent to continue her softball career at Roane State Community College this spring. Accompanying Russell in ceremonies at Alcoa are Roane State coach Sue Niemi, seated at left, and Susan Russell, Anna’s mother. Standing, left to right, are grandparents Harriett and Ed Leonard and Anna’s father, David Russell.
  • Rebel senior Sam Anderson scored the loudest hit of the jamboree on this play.
  • Maryville quarterback Will Roberts takes the shotgun snap from center Earl Whaley.
  • Rebel sophomore Will Roberts guns one upfield.
  • Maryville junior Austin Canfield (7) makes the handoff as lineman Robbie Long picks up a block.
  • Maryville running back Nick Coode (32) takes the handoff from quarterback Will Roberts and finds the gap behind blocks from Justin Myers (21) and Jeremy Locke (60) to score.
  • Maryville quarterback Patton Robinette fakes the handoff to running back Justin Myers (21) before continuing on the option with Rebel junior Brandon Cooper. Maryville senior Jeremy Locke (60) is at right.
  • Rebel sophomore quarterback Patton Robinette braces for contact.
  • This shot marks the second jamboree in a row photographer Elizabeth Smith has captured a Maryville player continuing upfield after losing a shoe. Here Rebel junior Stian Romberg doesn’t let the loss of some footwear slow him down. Two years ago at Alcoa, Smith grabbed the same shot with former Rebel Chris Jordan. Smith did not shoot last season’s jamboree at Heritage.
  • Alcoa senior Daniel Rockymore erupts in celebration after winning the halftime sprint competition for backs.
  • Governor running back Caleb Elkins and Tornado linebacker Deontra Herbert (28) meet at the line of scrimmage.
  • William Blount’s Jonathan Ridout makes the grab over the outstretched arms of Alcoa’s Nathaniel Robinson.
  • The Governors Matt Hasenstaub trips up Alcoa’s Jaron Toney as Coty Willocks (29) closes to finish the tackle.
  • William Blount’s Caleb Elkins fights for more yardage against the Tornadoes. Check out the block by Governor lineman Chad Hartline (52) at left.
  • Alcoa receiver Steven Isom stretches for one just out of reach as William Blount’s Jonathan Ridout defends.
  • Tornado junior running back Darrell Warren cuts back at the line in an attempt to elude the tackle of William Blount’s Matt Hasenstaub.
  • Running back Taharin Tyson (2) and lineman Marcel Walden (61) protect as Alcoa quarterback Austin Tallant readies to throw in the jamboree quarter against William Blount.
  • Carmen Bean and Hannah Livesay are all Mountaineer.
  • Maryville coach George Quarles leads a new crop of Rebels from the locker room to the stadium.
  • Doug, Tammy and Daniel Davidson attended the jamboree in support of the Governors.
  •  Shaina Brookshire and Brooke Orr sport the body paint for the Governors.
  • William Blount cheerleader Nikki Cummings is joined after the Governors’ quarter by Ben Gordon, Jesse Crisp and Blake Rex.
  • Kaitlyn Newsome, Kori Lee, Heather Nix and Carmen Conner get pumped up for the Mountaineers.
  • Mountaineer fans Dusty Fox and Savannah Keck take in Heritage’s quarter at the jamboree.
  •  William Blount fans Courtney Miller, Whitney Melhorn and Courtney Harrelson catch up after the Governors’ quarter with Alcoa.
  • Whitney Melhorn, Summer Brown, Taylor Webb, Katie Mason, Dana Bible, Courtney Harrelson, Sarah Wilson, Brooke Green and Courtney Miller show their support for William Blount. How do you get one of those “Peace, Love, Govs” t-shirts?
  • Ben, Jamie and Jennifer Bryant fly colors for the Tornadoes.
  • Kadie Buchanan and Madeline Kelso were the guardians of the gate at the entrance to the playing field.
  • William Blount freshman academy vice principal Cassandra Dowd and husband David brought daughter Callie and son Will to cheer on the Governors. Cassandra’s her brother is a teacher at Hillsboro.
  • Heritage fans Devin Moore, Caleb Burton, Katie Brown and Brooke Murrell have good reason to expect a big year from the Mountaineers.

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