Month: September 2014

What We Liked and Learned

It was a busy Friday night in Carter County, and we had a mixed bag of results. We, however, did learn or like something we saw from every team. Here is a look at our thoughts from this past week. -Elizabethton proved they were the team we expected them to be. The Cyclones have been nearly flawless this season. With the exception with the loss to Science Hill (who we still believe may be the best team in Science Hill’s history), Elizabethton hadn’t really been challenged. However, that changed on Friday night against Tennessee High. The Cyclones battled the...

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Five Things We Learned: Georgia

Tennessee was a couple of plays from pulling an upset on Saturday in Athens. However, the Vols proved that they are on their way back to prominence in the SEC East. We take a look at five things we learned from Saturday’s game in Athens. 1)      The trip to Oklahoma was huge for this Tennessee team. So, the Vols didn’t get the result they wanted in Norman. However, they gained experience and grew up in the loss to the Sooners. The end result was the fact they weren’t intimidated in Georgia’s Sanford Stadium. In fact, they may not play...

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Cloudland, Hampton slide a spot in AP poll

It was a move down week for both Cloudland and Hampton in this week’s installment of the Associated Press polls. The Highlanders fell from No. 2 to No. 3 in Class A. Cloudland, who defeated Tri-Cities Christian on Friday night in a thriller, saw Nashville Christian School slide past them for the second spot. Union City continued to hold down the first place spot with 15 first place votes, while Cloudland nabbed the other two. In Class AA, Hampton also dropped a spot to No. 8. The Bulldogs are coming off a strong win at Johnson County, and recorded...

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Vols sees hard fought effort fall short at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. – Tennessee jumped out to a 10-0 lead and hung tough all afternoon, but dropped a tough 35-32 decision at #12/13 Georgia on Saturday. The Vols were seeking their first road win against a ranked team in 21 contests, dating to a 2006 win at #10 Georgia. The Vols fall to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the SEC. Tennessee has dropped its last 10 conference openers dating to 2004. Georgia moves to 3-1 overall and levels its record at 1-1 in the league. Freshman Jalen Hurd had a huge day for the Vols as he ran for...

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Highlanders rally past Eagles

It was a tighter battle then most expected. However, it was the Highlanders who came out on top. Cloudland rallied late to take a 21-17 victory over Tri-Cities Christian on Friday night in Kingsport. After a scoreless first quarter, Austin Whitehead scored from nine yards out early in the second quarter to give the Highlanders a 7-0 lead. After the Eagles answered with a touchdown of their own, Tri-Cities Christian kicked a 40-yard field goal with two seconds before half to take a 10-7 lead into the locker room. In the third quarter, the Highlanders saw Whitehead score again...

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