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Today's Sports

  • Kingston bounces back to fend...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    What do the Harriman Blue Devils have to do to beat Kingston?

  • Midway, Rockwood set to clash

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    With Harriman and Kingston out of the way, Midway and Rockwood will take center stage Friday night as the Green Wave and Tigers will duke it out in a huge county showdown at Rockwood’s Civitan Field.

    Oliver Springs is also in action Friday night as the Bobcats will travel to Englewood to take on McMinn Central.

    Oliver Springs (0-1) at McMinn Central (1-0)

  • Youngsters gearing up for grid...

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    It was a hot week one of action in the Tennessee Valley Football League last Saturday. Fortunately, all the players and coaches came through the day in good shape with no heat related symptoms reported.

    The only league game of the week saw Rockwood visiting Harriman. After dropping the cricket game, the Rams rallied to win the hopper and cutter contests.

    Kingston went on their longest road trip of the year and lost three of four games at Bledsoe County.

    Rockwood at Harriman

  • Eagles snap losing streak

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    OAKDALE—After struggling through 22 straight losses, Oakdale ushered in the 2008 high school football season with an explosion against Jellico last Friday night on Hollis Eble Field.

    The Eagles (1-0), which had went winless the last two seasons, led from start to finish in a 29-7 victory over Jellico.

    “The monkey is off our back and the losing streak is over,” offered rookie Eagle head coach Randy Miller, who enjoyed his coaching debut.

  • David Brainerd defeats Sunbright...

    By BRIAN LANGLEY

    Morgan County News

    CHATTANOOGA—It was a cat fight at Washington Hills in Chattanooga last Friday night.

    The David Brainerd Christian Wildcats beat the Sunbright Tigers 26-16 to open up the 2008 high school football season.

    Last year, David Brainerd topped Sunbright 14-7 to spoil Johnny Harrison’s coaching debut.

    David Brainerd jumped out to a 13-0 first quarter lead with Brooks Thedford hitting Will Keebler for a 46-yard touchdown pass and Denzel Lowery added a nine-yard scoring run.

  • Thursday night showdown:...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Roane County high school football fans will get a bonus game this week as Harriman (1-0) will host Kingston (0-0) on Thursday instead of the usual Friday evening contest.

  • OSMS escapes Coalfield with 16-...

    By BRODY JONES

    Roane Newspapers

    The Oliver Springs and Coalfield rivalry over the years has been comparable to the Hatfields and the McCoys. This year’s middle school game was no exception as both teams battled tooth and nail for 32 minutes and when the dust settled, it was the Bobcats escaping from the bituminous mountain known as Coalfield with a 16-12 victory.

  • Poe paces Midway past Claiborne...

    By BROWNIE ROSE

    Roane Newspapers

    For the second consecutive year, the Midway Green Waves opened football season with a resounding win over AAA Claiborne County.

    Midway opened up an 18-0 lead by the middle of the second quarter and led 26-6 at halftime. Two more touchdowns in the third quarter put the visiting Bulldogs away by a final score of 40-12.

    After a shaky preseason, Green Wave head coach Craig Moser was pleasantly surprised by the relatively easy win.

  • Tigers fall at Oneida; coach...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    Oneida’s Dr. M.E. Thompson field is one of the toughest venues in East Tennessee for visiting teams to play.

    Rockwood found out just how tough Friday night as the Tigers suffered a season-opening 28-14 loss at the hands of the Indians.

    “I thought we played pretty hard, but our execution was terrible at times,” Tiger head coach John Webb said following the loss. “When we had a chance to make plays we didn’t. We’ve got to do a much better job executing.”

  • It's kickoff time in Roane...

    By GOOSE LINDSAY

    rcsports@bellsouth.net

    It’s officially here.

    The start of the 2008 high school season kicks off Friday with four of the five schools in Roane County hitting the field for the first time. Only Kingston will be idle as Yellow Jacket fans will have to wait a week before Vic King’s squad hits the field.

    Harriman, Rockwood, Midway and Oliver Springs, however, are all hoping to have a win under their belt by the time the Jackets hit the field.