Blanking West, MAC JV Ads stay unbeaten, No. 1

Looking to bring down a West ballcarrier is Farragut MAC junior varsity defender Dominic VanAcker (3) as teammates Robbie Jacobs (left) and Jonathan Higdon (21) look to assist. Farragut won 22-0 Thursday evening, Sept. 5, at Farragut High School’s Bill Clabo Field.
The last undefeated team in the Junior Varsity Middle School Age Conference standings, Blake Kilpatrick’s seventh-grade Farragut Admirals football team rolled to a fourth straight victory — and another shutout.

Big plays keyed a 22-0 home win against West at Farragut High School’s Bill Clabo Field Thursday evening, Sept. 5.

“Jayden Neal threw a great pass to Grant Fields” for 59 yards, setting up Farragut at the West 12, Kilpatrick said.

Dominic VanAcker took a handoff on the next play, breaking two tackles on a 12-yard TD run in the second quarter.

Defensively, the seventh-grade Admirals had a “strong performance … pitching another shutout versus a big, physical, athletic group,” Kilpatrick said.

“Overall, our defensive front was strong with each player giving us a couple of tackles each,” he added. “Our defensive backs limited West’s passing threat, and we came up with four turnovers.”

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Injury-plagued Bulldogs cannot stop KDB power

KNOXVILLE — It would be hard enough for Bearden, or any Region 1-6A team, to slow down Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett’s power running game with a mostly healthy defense.

However, “We’re down eight starters and four back-ups to those starters,” including four-year starting quarterback Collin Ironside (ankle injury), BHS head coach Morgan Shinlever said, as the visiting Indians pulled away in the fourth quarter to win 39-14 at BHS’s Bill Young Field to stay perfect at 3-0.

Bearden falls to 0-3.

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