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Perfect at midpoint

Neyland Harmon, Farragut junior outside linebacker, gets a good grip on Nathan Seal, Jefferson County senior quarterback, before completing a sack during the Admirals versus Patriots Region 1-6A game at JCHS Friday evening, Sept. 15. Farragut took control in the third quarter and won going away, 33-6.
Farragut High School’s football team will return home this week. The Admirals, ranked No. 4 statewide in Class 6A, will put a 17-game winning streak on the line when they host West High School Friday, Sept. 22, at Bill Clabo Field.

The Runnin’ Rebels [3-2 in 2017] recently had a three-game winning streak snapped when they dropped a 23-13 decision at Oak Ridge last Friday. But Farragut head coach Eddie Courtney said West will give his squad another tough test.

“West is very athletic and they’re a good football team,” Courtney said. “This will be another tough football game for us.

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Farragut sweeps 4-AAA in golf

MARYVILLE — Farragut High School golf coach Kathy Nagy couldn’t have been happier Monday, Sept. 18.

And she had good reason, as both the Admirals and Lady Admirals left Blount County District 4-AAA champs.

The boys claimed the title by winning a playoff with Maryville. The girls edged the Lady Rebels by six strokes to claim the crown at Lambert Acres Golf Course.

In the girls championship, FHS finished with a team total of 146 led by Lexanne Halama, who won the individual title by carding a 1-under 71. Emily Keeling finished fourth with a 75.

“The girls did really well,” Nagy said. “All of our golfers left their hearts out there today.”

Hardin Valley’s Jenna Galbraith also had an 89 and advanced.

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It’s Turner- Allender Field now at Bearden

KNOXVILLE — Throughout his coaching career at Bearden High School, Eric Turner was never one to crave the spotlight.

While his name has been forever etched in the school’s storied soccer history, it now is etched with Bearden’s field.

“I’ve always said that this was about more than just one person,” said Turner, who was honored at halftime of the Lady Bulldogs’ 3-0 District 2-AAA victory over Morristown West Tuesday, Sept. 12. “We had a lot of help from the community and we had a lot of great players.”

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Balanced attack, defense help HVA roll vs. M-West

MORRISTOWN — Hardin Valley Academy stormed into Morristown West High School and, with balance on offense and a stiff-necked defense, won this Region 1-6A clash with ease, 36-14, Friday evening, Sept. 15.

Now 3-2 overall having won three in a row, the Hawks claim their first region victory. The MWHS Trojans fall to 1-3, 0-2.

“We executed real well in the first half on offense,” HVA head coach Wes Jones said. “In the first half we probably averaged 12, 14 yards a carry. We mixed up the run and the pass and had several guys touching the football. We had several guys make plays.”

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With 430 yards rushing,Webb dominates Grace Christian

KNOXVILLE — Webb School of Knoxville used its formula for success to notch a big region victory on the gridiron. Spartans head coach David Meske believes his Wing-T offense works better with multiple running backs.

And on Friday night, Sept. 15, this proved to be the case as Webb rushed for 430 yards in a 48-27 Division II-AA East Region victory over Grace Christian Academy at David Meske Stadium.

“We have four great running backs and they all scored a touchdown tonight,” Meske said. “We’re better when we have more running backs.”

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Ads’ defense stout in 17th straight win

DANDRIDGE — While Farragut’s offense lost its way after scoring a touchdown just 34 seconds into the game at Jefferson County last Friday evening, the Admirals defense shined — minus three long Patriot runs.

Led by junior running back Isaiah Gibbs’ two touchdown runs, Farragut offense woke up in the second half.

The defense recorded three fourth-down-and-short stops and the Ads, ranked No. 4 statewide in Class 6A, won their 17th straight game spanning two seasons. It was a 33-6 victory Sept. 15, improving the FHS record in 2017 to 5-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 1-6A.

The Patriots fell to 3-2, 0-2.

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