In the final analysis, this was a game ETSU should have won.
Prince Kollie and Collin Trent are good football players.
VMI needed two days to beat ETSU.
East Tennessee State hopes to set the tone as it starts its Southern Conference football schedule when Virginia Military Institute comes to Greene Stadium on Saturday.
Greeneville didn’t become a two-time defending state champion by worrying about an early deficit — not even the 21-point, 10-minute blitz authored by Science Hill on Friday night.
KNOXVILLE — With Cade Larkins throwing three touchdown passes on Friday night, David Crockett nabbed a 28-21 victory over TSSAA private school Knox Webb.
CHURCH HILL — A halftime change at the quarterback position proved to be a winning move on Friday night for Volunteer.
HAMPTON—Hampton bounced back in a big way.
ELIZABETHTON — Cade Maupin rushed for two touchdowns and Bryson Rollins threw for two more as Elizabethton took a 35-12 win over Daniel Boone in non-conference football action Friday night at Citizens Bank Stadium.
ERWIN—Unicoi County ran past Happy Valley for the first time since 2013 on Friday night — and did so impressively, winning 35-0 at Gentry Stadium.
Half a century later, it remains the most famous game in East Tennessee State football history.
Two non-region rivalry games highlight Friday’s football schedule.
When the season started, Elizabethton’s game against Daniel Boone was viewed as a big non-region test for the Cyclones.
Science Hill’s football future for the 2019 season is a mystery, but the Hilltoppers could gain some light on Friday night.