It’s Definition Week for some Northeast Tennessee basketball teams. Most of the nonconference muddle is out of the way, and teams face league tests that will help shape the rest of their seasons.
It’s a new year in more ways than one. The calendar turned, and for area basketball teams it’s a chance to put a new perspective on their seasons.
It’s still December, but Tuesday’s girls basketball game in Blountville packs a pretty good punch. Sullivan Central (11-0) hosts Dobyns-Bennett (10-1) in an intriguing nonconference contest.
On Saturday at 4 p.m. in the BlueCross Bowl, undefeated Elizabethton will battle Springfield for the TSSAA Class 4A championship.
In 44 years over various classifications, a team from District 1 has made an appearance in the semifinals 20 times. The record going into Friday’s game? One win, 18 losses.
At this stage of the high school football season, every team carries reasons to believe it can go further.
Also in the NET Notes: Heavy rains in the Murfreesboro area caused poor field conditions at Siegel Soccer Complex and, with more rain in the forecast, the TSSAA pushed the state soccer tournament to next week.
Area football teams set their sights each season on reaching the playoffs. But having a first-round home game usually means a great deal in terms of advancing.
Which game provides the best ticket purchase Friday, David Crockett vs. Tennessee High or Greeneville vs. Elizabethton?
Although Dobyns-Bennett football has a tradition of high expectations, the Indians weren’t pegged as a title threat going into the season. But a gnarly defense is rewriting the script for 2019.
Name dropping is a little different for Cade Larkins these days. Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Barkley was dropped a notch on the nation’s all-time high school passing yardage list, thanks to Larkins.
Going into the season, Science Hill, Farragut and Hardin Valley were the among the teams most people were picking to win the Region 1-6A football league. Heading into Week 5, things look different.
High school football season kicks off Aug. 23 for most teams, so let’s take our annual trip on the Grand Tour. This journey could be taken by a high school football fan while catching a top game each week — along with getting a well-rounded look at Northeast Tennessee’s teams.
Getting off to a good start in some sports isn’t that big of a deal. But with only 10 games to prove your postseason worth in football, a slow start can be extremely difficult to overcome.
Football teams participated in their first official practices Monday, and most people would say this is the 50th anniversary of the high school playoffs in Tennessee. It’s not.