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Youngster makes solid first impression with Dodgen in Farragut boys’ easy opening season win versus LC

Farragut’s Michael Wright, left, and Kyle Huckins (44) tie-up a Lenoir City player during last Thursday’s season opener at FHS, won by the Admirals 65-39.- Marty McCool/
A 25-5 first quarter lead tells you all you need to know about the Farragut High School boys’ season-opener Thursday versus Lenoir City in Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium.

Smothering the lesser talented Panthers all over the court, the Admirals cruised to a 65-39 win.

"I think we just played real good defense and wore them down," FHS head coach Donald Dodgen said. "The first five minutes of the ballgame, we take ’em out but then we’re on cruise control. We had a defensive letdown in the second quarter, they scored 15 points."

Dodgen was especially pleased with new starting post Kyle Huckins, a 6-foot-5 junior who Dodgen said played excellent post defense versus Lenoir City.

"He did some other things defensively real well," Dodgen said. "And he played well with the team."

Three Admirals reached double figures, led by Michael Wright with 11 points. Greg Gibson and Ben Bosse each had 10. Huckins and Tim Torrence each scored nine, with Jay Hunter adding eight.

Marcus Huie, Jordan Hays, Shaun Smith and Ben Wilson added two each.

The Admirals hosted Powell Monday night, which comes after this week’s special Thanksgiving deadline.

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