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Today's News

  • Tigers’ attack too much for ‘Dawgs

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers left Morgan County Friday night with a 40-12 win against the Wartburg Bulldogs at Wartburg Central High School.

    “Well, we did what we had to do tonight,” Rockwood Coach John Webb said, “I didn’t think we played particularly well.

    “We made a lot of mistakes.”

    Despite piling up 193 rushing yards and taking a 19-6 lead into the locker room at half time, the Tigers couldn’t put the game away.

  • O.S. punches playoff ticket

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats punched their ticket to the 2017 Class 1A playoffs Friday night, and they did so in style as Larry Green’s squad rolled to a 42-0 victory at Oakdale.

    “I’m proud of the way we practiced this week. We stayed focused and had a good game plan defensively and offensively,” Bobcat head coach Larry Green said following the win. “It might be the most complete game we’ve played all year.”

  • Lady Jackets’ shutout to end season

    By Damichael Cole

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    When the Kingston Yellow Jackets lined up to take on the Loudon Redskins in the first It tournament, there was something that stood out about the Redskins— they haven’t allowed a goal in seven consecutive games.

    Entering the game, the Redskins had shutout opponents in ten games and the Yellow Jackets became their latest shutout victim.

    After a closely fought first half, the Redskins were able to pull away from the Yellow Jackets and win 5-0.

  • Lady Tigers win big, advance to finals

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    The Rockwood Tigers advanced in district tournament play with a 10-1 victory over the Bobcats of Oliver Springs and will play the Cumberland Gap vs Oneida winner on Thursday evening.

    The Lady Tigers had a total team effort as they jumped out to a 6-1 halftime lead over the Bobcats.

  • Fast start gets OSMS playoff win

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    A fast start was all the Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats needed as they beat the Cumberland Gap Panthers, 28-6, Tuesday night in Oliver Springs in the first round of the playoffs.

    “We had a good team win tonight,” Bobcat Coach Buster Brown said, “this was a team effort.

    “The humidity was horrible, I think it wore on us as the game went on.

  • Green Wave set to stop skid

    After a hot start to the season, the seas have calmed.

    The Midway Green Wave will be looking to get things back on track this evening when they square off against the Sunbright Tigers in Morgan County.

    “We’re one day into the week,” Green Wave Coach Ryen Minton said, “we had a pretty focused practice yesterday.

    “We’re trying to take care of us and figure what’s going wrong and see if we can fix it.”

  • Tigers on prowl against ‘Dawgs

    After an open week, the Rockwood Tigers will be back in action tonight when they travel to Morgan County to face the Wartburg Bulldogs.

    Going into the off week, Rockwood had generated much needed momentum. Something that is vitally important for the last half of the season in a tough region.

    “We needed the off week, probably,” Rockwood’s veteran coach John Webb said, “I feel like we were playing pretty well.”

    The Tigers had downed cross-county rival Harriman.

  • Tornado warning for Jackets

    Every game on the schedule is a big game in East Tennessee high school football.

    The No. 9 Kingston Yellow Jackets has probably the biggest game of their season tonight when they travel to Alcoa to face the No. 1 Tornadoes.

    They Jackets have accumulated an impressive 6-1 record on the season and are currently 2-1 in class 3A Region 2.

    Kingston is coming off a 33-7 win against the Scott Highlanders last week.

  • New look Devils face test

    Things look like they are starting to come together for the Harriman Blue Devils this season.

    If that is the case, it couldn’t be coming at a better time.

    With the regular season fast approaching the end, the class 1A No. 4 Greenback Cherokees will pay a visit to Wallace Black Field in Harriman this evening.

    “I’m proud of my team,” Harriman Coach Travis Tapp said, “They have showed character and worked hard getting ready for Greenback.”

  • Flipping the switch

    By Goose Lindsay

    glindsay@roanecounty.com

    After starting the 2017 campaign with five straight losses, many believed the season was a lost cause for the Oliver Springs Bobcats.

    Oliver Springs’ locker room, however, didn’t buy into that gloom and doom. Now the Bobcats are on a roll with a pair of impressive victories over Harriman and Sunbright, and Friday night the Bobcats could even secure a playoff berth if things go right at Oakdale.