Photos by Jenifer Clark

  • Colby Gilbert makes a leaping catch for a Wildcat first down.
  • Official Chris Clark reacts to a joke from Mark Payne as colleagues Mike Myers and Andrew King get ready for the game.
  • Union Grove receiver Ashton Reagan sets for the snap.
  • Eagleton's Kyle Clark makes a hard turn after hitting the corner.
  • Eagleton quarterback Dustin Richardson takes the shotgun snap.
  • Mason McClanahan hits the jets as Heritage’s Brady Hall gives chase.
  • Heritage quarterback Blake Ervin gives the play to the Mustangs.
  • Alcoa’s Iyron Edwards is upended by Juan Hernandez.
  • Carpenters running back Chris Fernandez is brought down by Maryville’s Brian Tillery.
  • The Cougars’ Jacob Walker hangs on as the Bulldogs’ Jack Bristol approaches.
  • Taylor Clifford (22) and a host of Maryville Middle defenders gang tackle a Carpenters ball carrier.
  • Alcoa Middle running back Mitchell McClurg hits the open field against Heritage earlier this season.
  • Heritage senior Samantha Scripter shows off her hops.
  • Alcoa’s Katie Stubblefield makes a difficult return.
  • Turner Courtney gets psyched for William Blount.
  • Maryville’s Jordy Garrison makes the set as tournament most valuable player Caroline Jenkins (19) moves in for the kill at the Blount County volleyball tournament on Monday at William Blount.
  • Former Alcoa Tornado Darrell Warren hurdles the line during the win over Christian Academy of Knoxville last year.
  • Heritage High School junior Trevor Clifton, second from right, arrives from Mexico with his family at McGhee Tyson Airport on Monday. With Clifton are, left to right, sister, Kiara; father, Dennis; sister, Kaziah; and mother, Betsy.
  • Kentucky tight end Tyler Robinson, a former Alcoa Tornado, makes the grab in Neyland Stadium last season.
  • Courtney Wolfenbarger and Tonya Stott are glad football season’s here.
  • Curtis Pride, Toure Teeter, Kym Brown, (William) Homer Henderson and Kari Young are all about the Tornadoes.
  • Alcoa Fire Department captain Tom Clark picks out a good spot to watch the Tornadoes.
  • Andy Daugherty, wife, Amy, and Tonya Stott get set for the Alcoa quarter.
  • Taylor Swicegood and Tarin Goad take their places for the Heritage quarter.
  • Mountaineer tight end Eric Dunlap wards off Alcoa’s Kenny Dean and Caleb Burchfield after the catch.
  • William Blount cheerleader Nikki Whaley leaves the stands after the Governors quarter with Maryville.
  • Governor linebacker Lane Bloom brings an interception out of the end zone against Maryville.
  • The Alcoa and Maryville cheerleaders perform at halftime at the jamboree.
  • Heritage quarterback Jake Olvey gets off a pass at the jamboree as teammate Joey Evans picks up a block.
  • Heritage running back Chase Cline prepares for the landing against Alcoa at the Maryville Orthopaedic Clinic Football Jamboree last Friday at Alcoa’s Goddard Field.
  • William Blount defenders Vinnie Hasenstaub, left, and Brooks Cunningham meet at an unidentified Maryville player at the jamboree.
  • Former Alcoa High School guard Kyle Russell signs a National Letter of Intent with Milligan College earlier this season. Seated with Russell at the high school are her mother, Roxanna, older brother, Tate, and father, Tim.
  • Alcoa’s Jordan Ferguson eludes a defender during the 7-on-7 camp at Maryville College.
  • Maryville sophomore Shawn Prevo cuts back on a Greeneville linebacker at the East Tennessee 7 on 7 Perimeter Passing Day at Maryville College.
  • At Boyd Thomas Clothing, Maryville Art Coalition scholarship winner Elizabeth Gombert poses by one of her paintings during the June Last Friday Art Walk.
  • Artist Amy Campbell shows off her folk and portrait work at The Village Tinker during the June Last Friday Art Walk.
  • Andy Lombardo discusses the 1926 Maryville/Alcoa City Directory with Southland Books owner Lisa Misosky at the June Last Friday Art Walk.
  • Potter Paul Watkins of Red Shed Pottery demonstrates his work in June at The Knitting Nest for Last Friday Art Walk.
  • Attending the Roosevelt Dinner at the Airport Hilton are Revonda and C.B. Raper.
  • Dan Klingensmith and Mark Astor discuss local and national politics at the Roosevelt Dinner, hosted by the Blount County Democratic Party.
  • Melody Cook and Kathy Cook look over the silent auction items at the Blount County Roosevelt Dinner.
  • Enjoying dinner at the annual gathering of local democrats, the Roosevelt Dinner, are Marge Fugate, Peggy Walters, Shirlie Boling and Lon Fugate.
  • Keynote speaker Joe Armstrong of Knoxville addresses the crowd at the Blount County Democratic Party’s annual Roosevelt Dinner in May at the Airport Hilton.
  • Sharon Hannum greets Lester Valentine at the Roosevelt Dinner, held in May at the Airport Hilton.
  • The SCHAS Cruise-in brought out some special cars. Admiring a car from the past are Alex and Keith Dailey.
  • Max Hill and Mike Runon admire Jack Gray’s Model A at the SCHAS Cruise-in.
  • Ready to answer questions about their Chevy truck are Connie and Willard Price.
  • David and Sandy Costner show off their vintage Chevy Camero at the SCHAS Cruise-in.
  • Velma Jackson relaxes during the SCHAS Cruise-in.
  • Ronnie Lohr’s Plymouth Road Runner is the right color for Big Orange Country.

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