Tyler Lee

Smoky Mountain Sports Boy’s Preseason Top-10

Preseason Boys Rankings Preseason Boys Rankings Fulton (18) Bearden (1) Alcoa (1) William Blount Farragut Sevier County Gatlinburg-Pittman Austin-East Morristown West Morristown East

William Blount

Bearden routs Lady Govs 68-28 in District 4 semifinal

BY BRIAN HAMILTON MARYVILLE – William Blount hung with Bearden for the first two minutes in Friday’s Class 4A District 4 semifinal, but the Lady Bulldogs enforced their will in the first quarter, turning a 5-5 tie into a 21-5 lead and the rest was history, as Bearden advanced to the district championship game on Monday night. “It’s just of those things where I felt like we had some clean looks and had some good looks and they don’t go down and they’re off to the races,” William Blount coach Jason Kallenberg said. “I told the kids at halftime — …

William Blount

William Blount’s playoff hopes dashed with 48-21 loss to Dobyns-Bennett

BY BRIAN HAMILTON MARYVILLE – William Blount saw its playoff hopes fade on Friday night, as Dobyns-Bennett came to Maryville and handed the Governors a 48-21 defeat. The Indians outgained William Blount 571-253 in total yards. “Losing is contagious and winning is contagious,” William Blount head coach Philip Shadowens said. “It’s a confidence thing and right now, we don’t have the mental attitude to keep fighting when things go bad.” Both teams remained scoreless for the majority of the first quarter, but Dobyns-Bennett would take a 7-0 lead on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Jack Carson to Ben Phillips, capping …

William Blount

Governors come up short against West Ridge 28-21

BY BRIAN HAMILTON MARYVILLE – William Blount fell to 1-6 on the season after West Ridge came in and took a 28-21 win from the Governors. “There’s no shortcuts and no easy ways to success,” William Blount head coach Philip Shadowens said after the loss. “We’re not a team that can afford to have 100 yards in penalties, but I thought our kids fought their butts off, and they’re always going to do that.” Willian Blount took an early 7-0 lead when quarterback Matthew Clemmer went into the end zone for a score with 7:15 left in the first quarter. …