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When asked to name the best defensive player on their team, Notre Dame's Tyler Enos and Anthony Flemister were at a loss for words.

DALTON, Ga. -- Offenses may rule the world of high school football, but Matt Land believes championships are still won with defense.

McMinn Central football coach Josh Goodin has no illusions of stopping the Notre Dame offense when his team faces the Irish on Friday night in a Class 3A state quarterfinal.

To say the state-runner-up finish, the four region championships and the numerous coach of the year awards don't mean anything to Mark Mariakis would be missing the point.

Prior to the Week 3 football game against Montgomery Bell Academy, Baylor School kicker Colin Brewer broke out a new pair of socks.

Notre Dame's Class 3A TSSAA playoff game Friday has been moved off campus and will be played at Finley Stadium.

About this spot last football season, Notre Dame was winning but was beginning to drag, perhaps losing a leg-weary half-step.

OK, I'll admit it. I had my doubts about Rhea County, and if we'd had another week of the Pick'em box, I would have picked Ooltewah to beat the Eagles in their second-round playoff showdown.

EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — The simple mathematics is this: Cold weather, plus a stout running game, equals Rhea County moving on.

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