Angry Hawks rout Panthers

Hawks 42

Panthers 0

HARDIN VALLEY — Winless Powell was the sacrificial lamb for an angry Hardin Valley Academy team, one week removed from a disappointing home loss to Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett.

“We did what we were supposed to do as far as that goes,” HVA head coach Wes Jones said about a 42-0 Hawks home victory Friday evening, Sept. 23. “Powell’s having a tough season.”

Hardin Valley improved to 3-2 overall while remaining 1-1 in Region 1-6A action. Next up is region foe Science Hill (3-3, 0-2) this Friday, Sept. 30, in Johnson City.
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Rival showdown ends in a draw

Admiral Maddie Hammon, 33, controls the ball with a header on the back of Bulldog Grace Roddy, 10, during play at BHS’s Bruce Allender Field Thursday evening, Sept. 22. Admirals 1

Bulldogs 1

KNOXVILLE — Two kicks from almost the same spot, roughly 40 yards out on the right side, were the only scoring plays during annual Farragut versus Bearden girls soccer regular season showdown.

A 1-1 tie at BHS’s Bruce Allender Field Thursday evening, Sept. 22, leaves Ryan Radcliffe’s Bulldogs in a title showdown this week.

Hosting Hardin Valley Academy for District 4-AAA

regular season honors Thursday evening, Sept. 29, Bearden’s

4-AAA record went to 4-0-2 while standing at 8-3-3 overall after the tie. The Admirals

stood at 2-1-2 in district, 6-2-5 overall.
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Webb fights, Farragut sweep series

Farragut’s Rebecca Fisher goes low to dig a Webb kill attempt as teammate Madi Howell reacts. The Admirals defeated the Spartans at Webb School of Knoxville in four games Wednesday, Sept. 21. Admirals 3

Spartans 1

KNOXVILLE —Webb School of Knoxville put up a much better fight, everyone seemed to agree, against volleyball rival Farragut this time around.

Losing in straight games at FHS earlier in the season, Webb’s 25-20 game two win at home Wednesday, Sept. 21, evened the match and appeared to set the stage for a dramatic finish.

But Susan Davidson’s Admirals reestablished control in game three, 25-15, and won the match with a 25-21 game four victory (also winning game one, 25-17).
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’Dawgs fall to Red Rebels

Bulldogs quarterback Collin Ironside, 8, (obscured) passes to an open receiver during play at Maryville’s Jim Renfro Field Friday evening, Sept. 23. Bulldogs 0

Red Rebels 38

MARYVILLE — Against perennial power Maryville in the 21st Century, most East Tennessee high school football teams do well winning a quarter — or even part of a quarter.

Bearden essentially won the first portion of the first quarter at MHS’s Jim Renfro Field Friday evening, Sept. 23. Oh by the way, the state’s top-ranked Class 6A Red Rebels won the game 38-0 while improving to 6-0 overall, 3-0 in Region 1-6A. Bearden fell to 3-3, 1-2.

Following a three-and-out stop to open the game, which included a minus-2 tackle from senior linebacker Cameron Miller, the Bulldogs’ defense came up big again after BHS junior safety Sam Coffin recovered a fumble at the Maryville 38.
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Catholic, CAK, Webb continue dominance

The final round of Irish revenge, atoning for the last of four 2015 regular season losses, was especially sweet for at least three reasons Friday evening, Sept. 23.

First of all, Knoxville Catholic picked up a huge victory against “by far the best team we’ve played this year,” KCHS head coach Steve Matthews said after a resounding 45-20 win against three-time defending Kentucky Class 3A state champ Belfry.

Secondly, it took place in front of the home fans in KCHS’s Blaine Stadium, the first Irish home game of the season.

It also served as revenge for a 38-14 loss at Belfry last season where, Matthews said, the Irish were dominated on both sides of the ball.

However, “We’re a better team on both sides of the ball. … We executed on offense and we had a great scheme on defense that created some turnovers, and we were able to take advantage of them,” Matthews said. “ … They turned it over I think six times [all fumbles].”
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