Alcoa, Gatlinburg-Pittman Take First Two Spots in Week 8 Top 10

BY: DANIEL SPARKMAN Alcoa, Gatlinburg-Pittman have proven their worth continually defeating strong opponents, so this week they take the first two spots in our Week 8 Top 10. Gatlinburg-Pittman jumps Maryville after their 48-40 victory over Hampton. Alcoa and Maryville both had byes in Week 8, along with Sevier County and Pigeon Forge. Jefferson County defeated Hardin Valley 17-7 on Friday night. Carter evened out their record to 4-4 after their win at Morristown West by a score of 13-7. Grainger drops after their 20-7 loss to Northview Academy. Finally, Cosby drops their game at Oakdale 50-12. Here is our Week …

Week 7 Leaves Three One-Loss Teams Remaining in Top 10

BY DANIEL SPARKMAN Alcoa, Gatlinburg-Pittman and Sevier County are our only remaining teams with just one loss. Morristown West and Jefferson County each have two. This week Heritage drops out of the Top 10 after a 41-0 loss to still undefeated West. And for the first time this season, Lakeway Christian drops from the Top 10 after losing their last four games and dropping to 3-4 on the season. This team has already amassed more on the field wins than in their previous two seasons combined. This week Pigeon Forge hops back in at #9 after a 21-20 victory over …

No Unbeatens Remain in Week 6 Top 10

BY DANIEL SPARKMAN In Week 6 our last unbeaten, Alcoa, falls to undefeated West on Rivalry Thursday. Seymour and Cosby both drop from the Top 10. Seymour took a 55-0 beating by Heritage, which lifted Heritage into the #8 spot. Cosby took a 16 point loss to Cloudland at home. Grainger moves back into the Top 10 at #9 after defeating Union County 33-12. Here is our Week 6 Top 10: Maryville (5-1) Alcoa (5-1) Gatlinburg-Pittman (5-1) Sevier County (5-1) Jefferson County (4-1) Morristown West (4-2) Carter (3-3) Heritage (3-3) Grainger (3-3) Lakeway Christian (3-3)  

Another Newcomer Joins This Week’s Top 10

BY DANIEL SPARKMAN Another week, another undefeated goes down. Sevier County takes a 49-0 loss to West and drops to #5 in our rankings. Falling out of the Top 10 were Northview Academy which suffered a six point loss to Austin-East and Heritage which fell to region rival Knoxville Central 32-28. Saying hello again is Seymour which defeated Sullivan East and we are joined for the first time this season by Cosby which had a Bye. Cosby went just 1-8 last season, this year they have already brought home wins against Sunbright and Jellico. Here is our Week 5 Top …

After 4 Weeks Two Unbeatens Remain in Top 10

BY DANIEL SPARKMAN After a week of showcasing a number of teams in our area playing one another, we are left with just two teams remaining undefeated. The big game of the week was Alcoa versus Maryville. Alcoa did what they hadn’t since 2018 and that is beat Maryville. Our lone other unbeaten is Sevier County who saw a 19-0 victory at Pigeon Forge on Friday night. Dropping from the Top 10 this week was South-Doyle, Seymour and Grainger. Carter joins the Top 10 again at #10 along with two newcomers Northview Academy and Heritage. In their 7th season on …