Football Playoff brackets set

Playoff time is here.

All five Carter County high schools will participate in the TSSAA playoffs which kick off on Friday, Nov. 6. The brackets were released just after Friday night’s action finished. Below is a look at where Carter County’s teams line up in the race for the state championship.

Class 1A

Cloudland was the top-seed out of region one, and will host Coalfield in the first round. The Yellow Jackets have a 7-3 record, but fell to the No. 4 seed from Region 2-A after a 14-12 defeat by Onieda.
The ‘Landers will have home field advantage as long as they keep winning until the state championship game.

The winner of the Cloudland/Coalfield game will face the winner of Region 2-A No. 2 seed Harriman and Unaka. The Rangers were the No. 3 seed from Region 1-A, and Harriman took the regular season matchup. That game will be held at Harriman.

Oneida and Oakdale will square off with the winner facing the winner of Hancock County and Region 2-A No. 1 seed Greenback.

Class 2A

Hampton captured the fourth 10-0 season in school history, and will enter the playoffs as the No. 1 seed from Region 1-2A. The Bulldogs will welcome Sweetwater, who is the fourth seed from Region 2-2A, to JC Campbell Stadium. The winner will advance to play the winner of Region 2-2A No. 2 seed Austin East and Region 1-2A No. 3 Sullivan North.

Hampton will also have home field advantage as long as they keep winning until the state finals.

Happy Valley claimed a spot in the playoffs as the No. 4 seed from Region 1-2A after dispatching South Greene. The Warriors will travel to No. 1 from Region 2-2A Rockwood. The winner of that matchup will face No. 3 Grace Christian and Region 1-2A No. 2 Gatlinburg-Pittman.

Class 3A

The Cyclones won nine straight games since the season opening loss at Science Hill, and will have home field advantage as the No. 1 seed from Region 1-3A. Elizabethton will welcome Region 2-2A No. 4 Scott to Citizen’s Bank Stadium for the opening round. Scott finished the regular season with a 5-5 record.

The winner of the game will face the winner of Region 2-3A No. 2 CAK and Region 1-3A Johnson County.

Pigeon Forge (No. 2 from Region 1-3A) and Kingston (No. 3 from Region 2-3A) will face off with the winner advancing to play the winner of Alcoa (Region 2-3A No. 1) and Unicoi County (Region 1-3A No. 4).
All playoff games will start at 7 p.m. local time. The BlueCross Football Championships are slated for Dec. 4-5 on the campus of Tennessee Tech.