published Friday, August 16th, 2013

Chattanooga area high school football season begins with jamboree

Cleveland's D.J. Jones (2) stiff arms Boyd-Buchanan senior Brogen Baker (2) during the City Football Jamboree at Finley Stadium on Friday.
Cleveland's D.J. Jones (2) stiff arms Boyd-Buchanan senior Brogen Baker (2) during the City Football Jamboree at Finley Stadium on Friday.
Photo by Dan Henry.

Area prep football fans got a glimpse of 10 teams Friday night at the annual Best of Preps jamboree at Finley Stadium. The regular season kicks off next week, which meant many of the teams playing one 20-minute quarter each kept things as simple as possible, hoping not to tip their hand to any opponents who might be watching.

After a scoreless first period between Brainerd and Silverdale, Cleveland scored twice, incluing a 79-yard connection between college prospects Austin Herink and D.J. Jones, in shutting out Boyd-Buchanan. Herink looked sharp throughout the period, throwing for nearly 200 yards and Jones also added an interception on defense.

McCallie edged Signal Mountain 7-0 and Bradley Central took advantage of two Tyner interceptions to claim a 7-0 win. Brett Standifer connected with Dee Crisp on a 19-yard score and Baylor Terrell picked off both Rams passes.

In the nightcap, Baylor's Nick Tiano continued to take control of the offense in a 14-0 win over Franklin County. Tiano hit Gage Upshaw on a 30-yard pass, then capped the scoring drive with a 14-yard screen pass to George Porter, who added a four-yard TD run later.

Twitter feeds from Stephen Hargis:

Tyner also has a kid wearing Batman sox complete with mini capes dangling from the top of the sox. Yep

Bradley Central QB Brett Standifer didn't want Cleveland's Austn Herink stealin all the county love - throws a 19yd TD to Dee Crisp vs Tyner

Jamboree fashion nite continues...Signal Mtn coach Bill Price said he will order metallic helmets for next season, "just like Oregon's"

Cleveland QB Austin Herink throws a nice ball. Tight spiral, on the money evry time, leads WRs so they can use their athleticism 4 big plays

Cleveland looks ready for the season. 79yd TD pass from Austin Herink to DJ Jones highlights 14-0 win over Boyd-Buchanan.

Wayne Turner says eat ur heart out UT - Tyner debuts new gray uniforms. Sharp!

about Stephen Hargis...

Stephen has covered local sports in the tri-state area for more than 24 years, having been with the Times Free Press since its inception, and has been an assistant sports editor since 2005. Stephen is among the most decorated writers in the TFP’s newsroom, winning numerous state, regional and national writing awards, including seven in 2013 and a combined 12 in the last two years. He was named one of the top 10 sports writers ...

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