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Today's Sports

  • Tigers wear down Devils for win

    Now, it’s in the record books.

    It was the visiting Rockwood Tigers who came away with a 36-15 win against the Harriman Blue Devils in the 98th meeting of the rivals Thursday night at Wallace Black Field.

    “It’s a huge game,” Tiger Coach John Webb said, “the 98th game in this series.

    “That’s a lot of football between these two schools.

    “It’s big no matter what the records are. There’s a big crowd here and it means a lot to a lot of people.

  • Yellow Jackets break Stone

    Behind a strong rushing performance by Bradley Keathley, the Kingston Yellow Jackets ran their record to 5-1 Friday night with a 42-15 victory over Stone Memorial at Dr. Nat Sugarman Memorial Field.

    “We came out tonight and played a physical club in Stone,” Kingston head coach Brian Pankey said. “I though Coach Watt’s (Stone Memorial head coach Mark Wattenbarger) kids played hard, but we came out established the line of scrimmage and played well.”

  • Bobcats edged in heartbreaker

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats outperformed Claiborne County Friday night before falling, 12-10, in the last minute of the game in a non-district road game

    “Our guys played their hearts out tonight,” Oliver Springs Coach Larry Green said, “they gave a good enough effort to win a ball game.

    “The defense was outstanding tonight.

    “We outrushed them, out gained them tonight, held them scoreless in the second and third quarter.”

  • Cherokee clinches district with...

    By Brittani Barger
    newsroom@roanecounty.com
    The Cherokee Yellow Jackets took on the Eagleton Royals on Thursday night and continued their winning streak defeating Eagleton 32-8.

  • Kingston faces Stone tonight

    The Kingston Yellow Jackets will host the Stone Memorial Panthers tonight in Kingston in a non-region match-up for week six.

    The Jackets are coming off a big 34-20 win against the Norhview Academy Cougars last Friday. The win is all the more impressive when it is taken into account that Northview scored all of its points before Kingston even touched the ball in the game.

    The Jackets put together a balanced attack through the air and on the ground in coming back to take the win.

  • Green Wave returns to action

    By Jason Perry

    jperry@roanecounty.com

    The Midway Green Wave will be back in action tonight after an open week as they host the Tellico Plains Bears at Midway.

    The Green Wave went into their off week on the strength of a three game winning streak and a 50-22 thrashing of the Unaka Rangers.

    “You never know until you play the next game,” Midway Coach Ryen Minton said, “in high school football, momentum could peter out in two plays or it can sustain you.

  • Oliver Springs looking to rebound

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats travel to Tazewell tonight to take on the Claiborne County Bulldogs in a non-region contest for week six.

    The old saying goes, “a little rain must fall,” or at least it’s something like that.

    Nobody said it would be easy and for the Bobcats, the first half of the season has been anything but.

    Losing players for a few games due to injury and playing what is considered one of the toughest schedules in 1A football, it has been an uphill battle for the Bobcats.

  • Tigers clinch district against...

    By Melissa Coley

    newsroom@roanecounty.com

    Rockwood Middle jumped out to a 22-0 first quarter lead and never looked back on the way to a 38-8 win against Harriman Tuesday evening at Wallace Black Field.

    After Harriman took the opening kickoff and went three and out, Ryan Nelson blocked the Blue Devils punt and Billy Cofer recovered the ball on Harriman’s 34-yard line.

  • Bulldogs too much for Green...

    By Taylor Crombie

    tcrombie@morgancountynews.net

    The Midway Green Wave trailed the Wartburg Bulldogs all night in their 14-6 loss on Tuesday, but never gave up.

    “They fought hard all night; I’m proud of all of them,” Midway head coach Johnny Burnum said.

    “We gave up two big plays that cost us the ballgame, but other than that we were in the game all night.”

  • Lady Jackets closing in on...