Today's News

  • Complete effort leads Jackets, 27-6

    Brian Pankey’s Kingston Yellow Jackets put together an all-around solid performance Friday night in picking up a 27-6 victory at Cumberland County High School in Crossville.

    The Jackets scored on offense, defense and special teams in picking up the win to improve to 2-0 on the season.

  • Tigers run wild, blast Sweetwater, 41-0

    The Rockwood Tigers rushed for more than 300 yards in the first half Friday night at Sweetwater, and the result was an easy 41-0 victory over the Wildcats at King Berrong Stadium.

    The big first half on the ground led to a 41-0 lead at intermission for the Tigers. Things could have been worse, but Rockwood Head Coach Webb elected to rest his starters in the second half.

    Rockwood took the lead quickly, and never looked back. The Tigers blocked a punt to open the game, and scored two plays later on a 3-yard run from Isiah Jones.

  • Green notches first win at Oliver Springs

    It wasn't pretty, but Oliver Springs Head Coach Larry Green recorded his first career win Friday night with a 28-12 victory over Tennessee Christian Prep School (TCPS) based in Cleveland.

    The home win would also even up the Bobcats’ record at 1-1, with the first Region 2-AA game coming up Friday night at Grace Christian Academy.

    Despite an early 7-0 lead, the first half became a nightmare for the Bobcats.

  • Blue Devils wipe out Wartburg, 48-32


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    In just a week after the Blue Devils from Harriman came off one of the more disappointing losses to Kingston in recent memory, the Big Blue didn’t disappoint Friday night at Wartburg. Harriman cruised out to an early 41-0 lead, and then with young guys finishing out the game, the Devils notched a 48-32 win for their first win on the season.

    Harriman started out of the gate correcting a big mistake from last week, finishing drives.

  • Harriman Middle takes down Rockwood, 28-16

    Michael Green had a night to remember Thursday, as the Harriman Middle School running back rushed for 220 yards and scored four touchdowns in leading the Blue Devils to a 28-16 victory over Rockwood at Wallace Black Field.

    “This was just a typical Rockwood-Harriman football game,” Harriman Head Coach Baron Tapp said after the game. “Rockwood came out and played hard, and our kids played hard too. We’ve only got three starters back from last year. We’ve had some kids step up this year.”

  • Bobcats hold off Jackets, 12-8

    Oliver Springs Middle School had been working a lot on its pass offense heading into Thursday’s game against Cherokee. The practice paid off in the third quarter.

    Quarterback Blake Crass connected with Trey Boswell for a 13-yard touchdown pass on fourth down. The touchdown was the difference in the Bobcats’ 12-8 victory over Cherokee at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

    “That was the fruits of our labor right there,” Bobcats head coach Buster Brown said.

  • Deadly, dangerous flakka found at East Roane County residence

    Roane County Sheriff’s Deputy John Mayes responded to an East Roane County residence earlier this month and reported finding the drug flakka.

    “That stuff is dangerous,” Sheriff Jack Stockton said.

    According to the sheriff’s office, flakka is another version of bath salts.

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse said flakka can cause hyperstimulation, paranoia and hallucinations that can cause violent aggression and self-injury.


    Kingston football has been a tradition for years.

    Kingston’s Masonic Union Lodge 38 is hoping to build another tradition around Yellow Jacket football.

    For the past three seasons — from 5 p.m. until kickoff prior to every home game — the lodge has hosted a chili dinner aimed at helping needy children in Roane County.

    “The money we raise from our chili supper goes to buy shoes for underprivileged children at local schools in the county,” Roane County Scottish Rite Club President Bryce Harris said.

  • Bat bites teacher in Kingston school

    A teacher at Kingston Elementary was bitten by a bat at the school Tuesday morning.

    “What we assume happened is one got in when we had the doors open because of the flooding,” Director of Schools Gary Aytes said on Wednesday.

    “When you leave doors open at night, that’s what happens — and we had the doors open sweeping the water out.”

    Heavy rains on Aug. 19 flooded portions of the school and classes were cancelled the next day.