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Reliable advice on your team not an easy thing to come by

September 10th, 2014 9:36 pm by Douglas Fritz

One of the interesting things about fantasy football is the sheer number of people who enjoy playing it. According to the Fantasy Trade Association, over 32 million Americans play fantasy football with roughly 11 billion dollars spent annually.

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Patriots hit highest scoring total since 1976

Patriots hit highest scoring total since 1976

September 15th, 2014 10:41 pm by Douglas Fritz

It was the most points scored by an East football team since putting up 56 against David Crockett - in 1976.

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Is Thomas greatest Northeast Tennessee back of the playoff era?

Is Thomas greatest Northeast Tennessee back of the playoff era?

September 8th, 2014 10:57 pm by Douglas Fritz

And while Ethan Thomas shouldn't really be mentioned in the same sentence as Emmitt Smith, the Elizabethton senior has the same attributes.

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High school notes: 'Toppers-Cyclones good barometer where teams stand

High school notes: 'Toppers-Cyclones good barometer where teams stand

August 25th, 2014 9:28 pm by Douglas Fritz

For 21 straight years, this matchup has been the first or second game of the season. So for most of those decades, people needed to see these teams play each other before deciding what the season would hold.

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High school notes: Predictions for the upcoming football season

High school notes: Predictions for the upcoming football season

August 18th, 2014 8:36 pm by Douglas Fritz

Here's a look at what Northeast Tennessee teams are predicted to do in 2014. Just consider it a gut-instinct high school picks for the entire regular season.

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High school notes: Coaches will be walking a fine line

High school notes: Coaches will be walking a fine line

August 11th, 2014 9:14 pm by Douglas Fritz

One significant change is having the head linesman and line judge both on the sidelines - the same setup used in college and professional games. The head linesman is on the chain side while the line judge is on the other side.There's a line all the way do

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TSSAA soon to decide classification

TSSAA soon to decide classification

August 4th, 2014 11:01 pm by Douglas Fritz

On the table is the three-choice plan for classification. The Board will likely have a final vote to: 1. Leave the system as is 2. Go back to the old five-class system

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Lawsuits could be devastating for football, other sports

Lawsuits could be devastating for football, other sports

July 28th, 2014 9:30 pm by Douglas Fritz

Concussion lawsuits, once synonymous exclusively with the National Football League, have trickled down through the college ranks and seeped their way to the high school level.

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Carter places trust in Science Hill's talented bunch

Carter places trust in Science Hill's talented bunch - VIDEO

July 21st, 2014 6:45 pm by Douglas Fritz

Freedom is something some head coaches are often reluctant to give to the players, but Science Hill's Stacy Carter hands it out willingly.

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Alcoa coach closing in on state record

Alcoa coach closing in on state record

July 14th, 2014 3:09 pm by Douglas Fritz

If Alcoa does what Alcoa usually does, head coach Gary Rankin will become the state's all-time winningest football coach this season.

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