Admirals crush Beavers in homecoming game

Admirals tight end Jacob Warren, 87, fends off a Beavers defender to gain more yardage during Friday evening, Sept. 16, clash at FHS’s Bill Clabo Field. Admirals 71

Beavers 3



Chris Aranda’s jersey number, 59, turned out to be a number Farragut football dwelled upon leading up to its homecoming game versus Karns.

“Offensive coaches all this past week have been bringing up the number 59, putting it in our heads, because we only had 59 yards rushing last week [versus Bearden],” Aranda, FHS senior left guard, said after he and his offensive linemen opened big holes all night against the

winless Beavers (0-5). “We needed to make it a priority this

week to get our rushing game established.”

Scoring touchdowns on its first 10 possessions, the Admirals (4-1) crushed Karns 71-3 Friday evening, Sept. 16, at FHS’s Bill Clabo Field.

“Those five offensive lineman, [Chance] Bolen, [Andrew] Maxey, Aranda, [Jackson] Powers and [Jonathan] Buchanan,” those guys did well tonight,” Admirals skipper Eddie Courtney said.
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Farragut sweeps HVA

Farragut’s Caroline Bower, 44, played a key role on defense, helping the Admirals win Tuesday evening, Sept. 13, at Hardin Valley Academy. Admirals 3

Hawks 0



HARDIN VALLEY — Her fierce kills as a superstar outside hitter are well known statewide, and perhaps beyond Tennessee’s borders, but Farragut senior Alexis Parker made diving one-handed digs a specialty at Hardin Valley Academy last week.

“I just think they’re fun. I just love getting on the ground,” Parker, an Indiana University commitment, said after a number of diving digs led to Admirals points in a 25-14, 25-19,

25-21 sweep against the Hawks Tuesday evening, Sept. 13.

“I was really, really impressed with our back row defense. Alexis Parker, she had more digs than she’s had all season,” said Admirals skipper Susan Davidson, whose team improved to 5-0 in District 4-AAA, 25-3 overall after the win. “She was all over the court. Madi Howell was all over the court, a lot of one-handers.
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Hawks struggle, fall to Indians

Hawks 7

Indians 31



HARDIN VALLEY — Hardin Valley Academy football may have hit a new low last Friday evening, according to HVA head coach Wes Jones.

Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett, supposedly struggling with a 2-2 record before it came to HVA Sept. 16, used turnovers, special teams play and penalties to walk away with a decisive 31-7 victory.

“We probably, in whole, played one of the worst football games we’ve ever played up at Hardin Valley from top to bottom. Very disappointing night,” Jones said about this key Region 1-6A showdown, as the Hawks fell to 2-2 overall, 1-1 in region. The Indians stand at 3-2, 1-1.

“…We gave up 24 points outside of what our defense gave up, which is 7.
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Ad’s JVs, Frosh take down BHS

Admirals defender Neyland Harmon, 22, makes the tackle as Farraguts Max Travis, 5, reacts Monday night, Sept. 12, at FHS’s Bill Clabo Field Junior Varsity

Admirals 41

Bulldogs 15

Freshman

Admirals 38

Bulldogs 27



Unlike their varsity big brothers, Farragut football’s junior varsity and freshmen football teams defeated Bearden with at least a little room to spare.

A 41-15 JV Admirals victory Monday night, Sept. 12, at FHS’s Bill Clabo Field followed a much more competitive freshmen game. Farragut outlasted the Bulldogs ninth-graders 38-27.

While both Bearden teams suffered their first losses of the season, dropping to 3-1, Farragut’s JVs stayed perfect at 3-0. The Admirals freshmen improved to 2-2.
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‘Dawgs survive in OT

After struggling early the Bulldogs defense rallied to help overpower the Govenors Friday, Sept. 16, at William Blount High School. Bulldogs 28

Govenors 21



MARYVILLE — There’s balance in Region 1-6A, at least when you exempt state powerhouse Maryville and undefeated Bradley Central, after Week 5 of the high school football season.

Four teams have 1-1 region records against each other: Hardin Valley Academy, Bearden, Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett and William Blount.

After William Blount defeated KD-B while Hardin Valley overwhelmed Bearden earlier this season, it would be logical to assume the Governors would defeat the Bulldogs at WBHS Friday evening, Sept. 16.

Bearden won in overtime, 28-21, thanks to an 8-yard Ty Warren scoring run in extra time. The Bulldogs improve to 3-2 overall while the Governors fall to 2-3.
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