The 2012 football season kicks off three weeks from today, but before we look ahead to what promises to be another great year in Roane County, let’s take one last look at what was an exciting 2011-12 school year for Roane County’s five communities.
The Harriman AAA All-Stars weren’t able to bring home a state championship, but the Blue Devils did pick up a win and finished ninth overall at the Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament that was played in Jackson.
Championship football teams are often built in the weight room and first year Kingston head coach Blair Harrison is hoping a move to a bigger weight room at the Kingston field house will pay dividends starting this season.
It’s still a couple of weeks before high school teams across the state can officially practice in pads, but the Rockwood Tigers and Kingston Yellow Jackets were working on their passing game earlier this week in the 2012 Air Attack Passing League at Webb School of Knoxville.
After rolling through the Dixie Youth AAA subdistrict tournament with an undefeated record, the Harriman AAA All-Stars fought off rain and tough competition to finish second overall in the Dixie Youth District 8 AAA Tournament that concluded Saturday in Kingston.
When the Kingston A All-Stars dropped a game against Sweetwater on Saturday in the District 8 A Tournament, it appeared as if the Junior Jackets might come up short in their bid of making next weekend's Dixie Youth A State Tournament in Joelton.