http://www.roanecounty.com/sports/rss.xml en Kingston misses out on upset http://www.roanecounty.com/content/kingston-misses-out-upset <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/king_1_0.jpg" alt="Kingston’s sideline erupts after the Jackets scored to take the lead near the end of the first half of Friday’s game at Grace Christian Academy." title="Kingston’s sideline erupts after the Jackets scored to take the lead near the end of the first half of Friday’s game at Grace Christian Academy." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> The Kingston Yellow Jackets didn&rsquo;t open the season with a win, but Brian Pankey&rsquo;s squad earned a lot of respect Friday night following a 19-7 defeat at the hands of Class 2A power Grace Christian Academy.</p> Rockwood rolls past Wartburg, 49-6 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/rockwood-rolls-past-wartburg-49-6 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rockwood.jpg" alt="Rockwood breaks the huddle during recent action. The Tigers defeated Wartburg Friday night, 49-6, to remain unbeaten in 2014." title="Rockwood breaks the huddle during recent action. The Tigers defeated Wartburg Friday night, 49-6, to remain unbeaten in 2014." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> In its season-opening win at Oneida, the Rockwood Tigers needed a late rally to knock off the Indians, 14-13.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> That wasn&rsquo;t the case Friday night as the Tigers dominated from the start in rolling to a 49-6 victory over Wartburg at Civitan Field.</p> Harriman tops Sunbright for 2-0 start http://www.roanecounty.com/content/harriman-tops-sunbright-2-0-start <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/harr.jpg" alt="Brantley Taylor hands off to Monte Ewing during jamboree action. The Blue Devils ran their season record to 2-0 Friday night following a 34-7 victory at Sunbright." title="Brantley Taylor hands off to Monte Ewing during jamboree action. The Blue Devils ran their season record to 2-0 Friday night following a 34-7 victory at Sunbright." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> It was not the most glamorous of affairs at times, but the Harriman Blue Devils overcame a sluggish start to the muggy evening and took home an impressive 34-7 win over the Sunbright Tigers.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> The Devils fell behind early, but scored 34 unanswered points, capitalizing on three Tiger turnovers to win on the road.&nbsp;</p> Midway takes down Whitwell, 27-6 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/midway-takes-down-whitwell-27-6 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/midway_13.jpg" alt="Midway’s Mason Woody finds room to run during last week’s game with Tri-Cities Christian. Woody and his Green Wave teammates picked up a 27-6 victory at Whitwell Friday night." title="Midway’s Mason Woody finds room to run during last week’s game with Tri-Cities Christian. Woody and his Green Wave teammates picked up a 27-6 victory at Whitwell Friday night." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> The Midway Green Wave ran their record to 2-0 with a good, but strange, 27-6 win over Whitwell&nbsp; Friday night in Whitwell.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> The Green Wave were out gained in total yardage 293-271, but still managed to pull off a convincing win over the Tigers.</p> Bobcats struggle at York Institute http://www.roanecounty.com/content/bobcats-struggle-york-institute <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/os_1_5.jpg" alt="Bobcat senior Markus Miller gets after Dragon QB Mason Cravens during Friday’s game." title="Bobcat senior Markus Miller gets after Dragon QB Mason Cravens during Friday’s game." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> The first road trip of the season wasn&rsquo;t a good one for Oliver Springs, as the Bobcats traveled to Fentress County and were knocked off by York Institute, 48-0.</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> The Dragons hit the Bobcats with an early haymaker, scoring 21 points in the first period. York cruised from there to pick up its first win of the season.</p> Bobcats rally past Cherokee, 12-6 http://www.roanecounty.com/content/bobcats-rally-past-cherokee-12-6 <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/os-cher_1.jpg" alt="Oliver Springs RB Boone Davis uses a stiff arm to break free from a tackle during Thursday’s 12-6 victory over Cherokee." title="Oliver Springs RB Boone Davis uses a stiff arm to break free from a tackle during Thursday’s 12-6 victory over Cherokee." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> Fans attending Thursday&rsquo;s contest at Oliver Springs&rsquo; D.J. Brittan Field were treated to quite a contest as Larry Green&rsquo;s Oliver Springs Middle School Bobcats scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to erase a 6-0 deficit and defeat the Cherokee Yellow Jackets, 12-6.</p> Lewis gives area students a Super Bowl experience http://www.roanecounty.com/content/lewis-gives-area-students-super-bowl-experience <img src="http://www.roanecounty.com/sites/www.roanecounty.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/lewis_0.jpg" alt="Former Tennessee and NFL great Jamal Lewis speaks to students at Harriman High School on Wednesday. He spoke to students at Harriman and Roane County High School about overcoming obstacles and the importance of working hard when trying to achieve a goal." title="Former Tennessee and NFL great Jamal Lewis speaks to students at Harriman High School on Wednesday. He spoke to students at Harriman and Roane County High School about overcoming obstacles and the importance of working hard when trying to achieve a goal." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> It&rsquo;s not every day a Super Bowl champion running back is in Roane County, but that was the case Wednesday as former Tennessee Volunteer great Jamal Lewis was in town speaking to students at Harriman High School and Roane County High School.</p> HMS shakes off slow start for third win http://www.roanecounty.com/content/hms-shakes-slow-start-third-win <p> &nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Georgia; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; "><b>By AARON HARVEY</b></span></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 10.0px Georgia"> <i>Roane Newspapers</i></p> <p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; text-indent: 12.0px; font: 10.0px Georgia"> The night started great for Rockwood Middle School, but the night didn&rsquo;t that way, as the Harriman Blue Devils closed the game by scoring 24 straight points to keep the Tigers winless in a 24-8 game.</p>