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Today's Sports

  • 'Cats, Tigers scrimmage...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Fans of the Rockwood Tigers and Oliver Springs Bobcats have spent a lot of time this preseason saying which team is better on Internet message boards and they pointed to a Thursday scrimmage at Rockwood as the measuring stick between the two teams.

    However, fans will still have to wonder as the Tigers and Bobcats battled to a 2-2 tie in varsity action wile each team added a junior varsity touchdown.

  • Roane teams compete in jamboree

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Roane County football fans got a preview of four of the five county teams Friday evening as Oliver Springs, Harriman, Midway and Rockwood participated in the 2009 Roane County Football Jamboree played at Oliver Springs' D.J. Brittan Field.

    The news was good for the most part as Oliver Springs, Rockwood and Midway all posted shutout wins in their 20-minute quarter while Harriman and Sunbright battled to a scoreless tie in the jamboree's first varsity quarter.

  • Waves tie Tigers, 2-2

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Midway Green Waves hosted Meigs County Thursday evening in their final scrimmage of the fall and Craig Moser's squad tied the Class AAA Tigers 2-2 in touchdowns scored.

    However, despite tying the bigger school, the Green Wave skipper wasn't pleased as he felt too many mental breakdowns hurt his team on the both sides of the ball.

  • Panthers stone Harriman, 19-0

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Harriman Blue Devils opened fall camp with two strong scrimmage performances against Monterey and Sweetwater.

    The Blue Devils were hoping to make it a perfect three-for-three Tuesday evening and build confidence heading into their Aug. 28 season opener at Kingston, but Stone Memorial put a dent in those plans as the Panthers rolled to a 19-0 victory over Harriman.

  • Kingston shows improvement in...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    After struggling to move the ball during their first scrimmage at Tyner on Tuesday, the Kingston Yellow Jackets bounced back Friday with a much better showing during a four-way scrimmage at Webb School of Knoxville.

    At Tyner, the Jackets amassed just 125 yards of offense in 53 plays, but against Wartburg, Karns and Webb on Friday, Kingston rolled up a total of 309 total yards in 59 plays.

  • Tigers enjoy trip to Pigeon Forge

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Last Monday, the Rockwood Tigers scored on three of their four varsity possessions in rolling to a 21-0 victory over Meigs County in Rockwood's first fall scrimmage.

    Thursday evening, the Tigers took the field again and were even more impressive as they scored on all four varsity possessions in picking up a 24-0 victory in a scrimmage at Pigeon Forge.

  • Jackets stung by Rams

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Kingston head coach Vic King knew going into fall practice that replacing all 11 offensive and 10 defensive starters from last season's playoff team would mean his Yellow Jackets would need some time to work out the kinks heading into their season opener against Harriman on Aug. 28.

  • Harriman tops Monterey in...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Harriman football head coach Travis Tapp says that his Blue Devils have a long way to go before they open the season on Aug. 28 at Kingston, but Tapp's squad took a positive step toward their season opener Friday evening with a 20-12 victory over Monterey in a scrimmage at Wallace-Black Field.

  • 'Cats battle Cougars

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs Bobcats didn't win their first scrimmage of the fall at Campbell County Monday evening, but fourth year Bobcat head coach Wiley Brackett found plenty of positives to build on as his squad stood toe-to-toe with a Class 5A playoff team from 2008 in dropping a 14-7 decision.

  • District 3-A coaches pick...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    Roane Newspapers

    Another sign that football season is just around the corner was last week's release of Murphy Fair's 2009 Tennessee High School Football Preview. Every year the magazine previews all 16 districts in all three classifications in TSSAA's Division I as well as all the private schools in Division II.

    If this year's preview is correct then the Rockwood Tigers will have a great season as John Webb's squad is being picked by the District 3-A coaches as the team to beat this season.