Elizabethton moves up, Hampton holds steady

Carter County Sports

It was Elizabethton’s turn to move up in the Tennessee AP Prep Football poll.

The Cyclones moved up one spot to No. 5 in the Class 3A poll, while Hampton held steady at No. 4 in the Class 2A poll.

Elizabethton rallied for a 21-20 victory over Tennessee High on Friday night. Elizabethton tallied 104 points in the poll, 37 behind No. 4 Liberty Magnet. Alcoa claimed 14 of the 19 first-place votes to claim the top spot, with CAK and CPA in second and third, respectively.

Pigeon Forge, the Cyclones’ next opponent and region mate, was No. 9 on the poll after dropping four spots.

In Class 2A, the Bulldogs tallied 127 points, including a first-place vote, to hold steady at No. 4 Hampton, who dispatched Cloudland 56-30 on Friday, is 21 points ahead of No. 5 Sullivan North, who share a region with Hampton. Boyd Buchanan moved into the top spot, with Marion County and Adamsville rounding out the top-three.

Hampton travels to Happy Valley on Friday night.

Other local teams include Dobyns-Bennett (No. 6 in Class 6A), Science Hill (No. 8 in Class 6A) and Greenville (No. 2 in Class 4A).

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