Auston Banks was as close to unstoppable as a running back can get.
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So who, besides me, bit the dust over the weekend?
JASPER, Tenn. — It looked like Marion County was going to dodge a bullet and maintain its unbeaten streak.
Every day after every one else has left the Notre Dame football practice field, Auston Banks and Ricky Ballard stick around and work on takeoffs, cuts and speed moves.
Red Bank High School left tackle Myles Smith has been invited to the U.S. Army's Junior Combine in San Antonio in early January. The combine is held in conjunction with the Army's senior all-star game, which features many of the country's best high school players.
Storyline: The Panthers came within a field goal of their first win last week at Red Bank, and they may be settling in offensively. Sam Caffey had a 300-yard passing game last week. Baylor will be their second Division II-AA opponent in three weeks, and the Red Raiders are coming off their first loss of the season. The Baylor offensive scheme is built around RB George Porter, who ranks second among area rushers. Sophomore Ryan Parker has been the Red Raiders' top defender, already with four sacks and five lost-yardage tackles.
Notre Dame beats Boyd-Buchanan game, 26-0.
Hunter Moore set a school record Friday with an amazing passing performance, and the fact that he did it for East Hamilton only added to the amazement.
So anybody want to talk about surprises?
This week’s high school football schedule
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PIKEVILLE, Tenn. — If there was ever any doubt about Signal Mountain's stable of running backs, coach Bill Price erased it Friday night.
Haasan Miller has done the right things, but the Tyner quarterback is better now because he began doing them much better.
(All kickoffs are 7:30 p.m. Eastern unless noted)
If Baylor football coach Phil Massey sees his Red Raiders play Friday night at Montgomery Bell Academy, it will have to be via the Internet.
A peek ahead: This is District 3-5A opener for both clubs, who have a common opponent already. Both lost to McCallie, the Blue Raiders 55-35 in Week 0 and McMinn 41-0 last week. Highlight performers are Cleveland QB Austin Herink, the southpaw that threw for 478 yards against McCallie and his top WR, versatile D.J. Jones, and Cherokees running back Dre Sanders.
Mike Nolan ran the ball just 12 times and only three times in the second half.
Are Soddy-Daisy, Walker Valley and Chattanooga Christian looking back to enjoy the past two weeks or are they wise enough to put the past behind and focus on the immediate future?
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Signal Mountain opened the 2012 season with back-to-back losses.
While his McCallie football teammates were toiling in two-a-days, Tyler Payne was living it up in San Diego, Calif.
For one of the few times in his coaching career, McCallie coach Ralph Potter was surprised.
What a way to open the high school football season.
The final three seconds were slow-motion agony for everyone who had sat through an aggravating sprinkle that opened into a downpour.
Heavy, and unexpected, rain that made its way south and east from the Pikeville area forced postponement of at least two games on the opening Friday of high school football.
Like most of his high school football peers, Josey Janow would like to continue playing football when he graduates.
All games kick off at 7:30 EDT unless noted
A new tournament look is on tap for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's wrestling team.
Rocco Mansueto has entered private business but remains affiliated with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Just before McCallie's annual two-week football camp, Blue Tornado coach Ralph Potter didn't know who his quarterback was going to be. It was later in preparations than he'd ever been without settling on his field general.
Most football players perceive receiver as a glory position, equal perhaps to running back and not all that far behind quarterback.
Will Thomas always had pictured himself as a linebacker, so he raised his eyebrows when Baylor coaches approached him about playing on the line rather than behind it.
Because of family issues, Jacob Wright felt he was caught in a pinch and sensed the necessity of making a sacrifice last winter.
Cam Walker once caught five touchdown passes as a middle school tight end.