Local teams among 36 at MC

Max Travis, Farragut rising junior quarterback, fires downfield against Corbin, Ky. If area 7-on-7 high school football had an equivalent to what a jamboree is for the regular game, it might be the annual gathering of teams in mid-July at Maryville College.

Except this gathering is a much bigger field — 36 teams stretching northward to Corbin, Ky., eastward to Tennessee High (Bristol), westward to Cookeville and southward to Ooltewah and East Hamilton — and longer than a jamboree, lasting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 16.

Farragut, Hardin Valley and Bearden once again were part of the action, each playing four varsity games (each about one hour long alternating either 10 plays or 10 minutes on offense and defense).

The Admirals faced off versus Heritage, Tennessee High, Corbin and Cookeville; Hardin Valley went up against Clinton, Loudon, Seymour and Ooltewah.
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Local golfers barely miss qualifying for USGA Amateur nationals

Chip Thomas, former Farragut High School golf champion, tees off at hole No. 2. Two Farragut area golfers came within one stroke of qualifying for United States Golf Association Amateur National.

Chip Thomas, a former Farragut High School star, and Graham Gosselin, an ex-Hardin Valley Academy champion, both finished at 141 during 36-hole qualifying Tuesday, July 12, at Willow Creek Golf Club in Farragut. Both are golfers at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

Thomas, in fact, led after 18 holes with a sizzling 67 before falling out with a 74. Gosselin’s play was a reversal: following a 73 on the first 18, he fired a 68.

“I was really, really happy for [Graham.] He played really well. Didn’t finish quite as well as he would have liked,” Wes Gosselin, Graham’s older brother and also an HVA ex-champion, said. Wes finished 146 (73-73) on his “home course.”
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