CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- The top-ranked Cleveland High School wrestling team found itself tied with No. 5 Soddy-Daisy with one match to go Thursday night, but Cleveland's best wrestler was headed to the mat.
KNOXVILLE — Managing a slight smile, Cleveland senior Parker Smith tried to wrap a bow around the 2013 Blue Raiders football season as best as he could Friday night.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The versatile Cleveland High School offense is capable of leading the team to victory, but the key to a win over Knoxville West in the Class 5A state semifinals tonight will be about how well the Blue Raiders' defense performs.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- For a lifelong tennis player, Brandon Williams has done a pretty good job picking up the concept of football. It just took him a while to get that opportunity.
Welcome back to the big stage, Cleveland.
For the second time this season, the football matchup between Cleveland and East Hamilton came down to who could make one more play at the right time. During the regular season, it was East Hamilton's Hurricanes who made that play in a one-point victory.
Thanks to a surplus of skilled receivers on both teams, the passing games at Cleveland and East Hamilton have really caught on.
Key players: South Pittsburg's run-first offense is led by a pair of 1,000-yard rushers. Senior RB Jajuan Lankford, a Mr. Football finalist in two of the last three seasons, averages nearly 12 yards per carry, while classmate Kahlil Mitchell is a hammer at both FB in the wing-T as well as on defense from his LB spot.
Although they've been somewhat of an unknown this season, T.J. Parker and Raekwon Bunion realize their importance to the Cleveland High School running game. So does the offensive line, and so does coach Ron Crawford.
There will be another tournament at the TSSAA state wrestling championships this year.
Slade Dale may be headed to the University of Georgia on a baseball scholarship but that doesn't mean he's quite ready to turn his back on football.
The third round of the TSSAA football playoffs will be a week of firsts for the Chattanooga area's surviving teams.
EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — Even with their gaudy passing numbers, the Cleveland Blue Raiders have had no problems with their ground game throughout the 2013 football season.
Three Chattanooga-area players have been named finalists for their respective classifications' Tennessee Titans Mr. Football awards.
All Tennessee kickoffs at 7 p.m. local time