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Injuries hit Science Hill hard

Injuries hit Science Hill hard

September 30th, 2013 6:14 pm by Douglas Fritz

Injuries have hit Science Hill hard with five straight Big Seven Conference games coming up, after Friday's 45-0 whipping at the hands of Brentwood Academy.

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A more transparent look at state rankings

A more transparent look at state rankings

September 23rd, 2013 7:08 pm by Douglas Fritz

Sometimes the state football rankings become territorial as writers rank their local teams a few spots higher than they deserve. Other times it becomes laughable as writers blatantly rank a team No. 1 in an attempt to push them up in the rankings.

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Carter looks for positives in Siegel rout

Carter looks for positives in Siegel rout

September 21st, 2013 6:49 pm by Douglas Fritz

Science Hill might still be seeing Stars after the knockout punch delivered by Siegel, but the Hilltoppers’ season hasn’t been counted out after Friday's 64-38 defeat.

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’Landers showing mountain toughness

’Landers showing mountain toughness

September 14th, 2013 7:05 pm by Douglas Fritz

Cloudland forcibly disposed of Johnson County on Friday night. It was a 40-6 road whipping few people saw coming, and the Highlanders’ fourth straight win to start the season.

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4A football appears to be loaded for playoffs

4A football appears to be loaded for playoffs

September 9th, 2013 6:41 pm by Douglas Fritz

Talk about an overload in an eight-team quadrant. Quadrant 1 could house all of Class 4A's top four ranked teams in the state: Knox Fulton, Greeneville, Sullivan South and Knox Catholic — along with another top 10 team in Elizabethton.

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Lots of snaps, points makes for long night

Lots of snaps, points makes for long night

September 2nd, 2013 5:35 pm by Douglas Fritz

Sometimes when a game lasts over three hours, both teams are passing and scoring a lot of points — many coming quickly on big plays. There's just not a lot that can be done about it.

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Major weapons and weaknesses in a thriller

Major weapons and weaknesses in a thriller

August 30th, 2013 11:43 pm by Douglas Fritz

However, the bottom line for Science Hill and Elizabethton is both football teams should be pretty good this season — and both have a major weakness or two that could bite them along the way.

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High School Football: Week Zero headlines stand out

High School Football: Week Zero headlines stand out

August 26th, 2013 5:30 pm by Douglas Fritz

Week Zero offered some angles of note to start the high school football season.

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Ugly victory works fine for Happy Valley

Ugly victory works fine for Happy Valley

August 24th, 2013 6:57 pm by Douglas Fritz

Happy Valley, a Class AA school, started off on the right foot with a 20-12 victory over Class AAA Volunteer on Friday night. It wasn’t the prettiest thing, but still worth a blue ribbon, said Warriors head coach Larry Shively.

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Jamborees offer early glimpse of area teams

Jamborees offer early glimpse of area teams

August 19th, 2013 6:15 pm by Douglas Fritz

While it is possible to sometimes get a false read, it still means a little something when players put on their uniforms, the lights are on, officials are at their best/worst — and perhaps most importantly, a tally is kept on the scoreboard.

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