Quarterfinals set for TSSAA football playoffs
Maryville match-up remains in question
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The state high school football playoffs roll into quarterfinal round action this Friday night. All games are scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff. Now all the pairings are set except for one in Class-6A. Maryville will host the winner of the McMInn Co. vs. Dobyns-Bennett 2nd round game, which was not played last Friday night due to Covid concerns. The TSSAA is expected to decide on Monday how to proceed with that situation.
McMinn Co. (10-1)/Dobyns-Bennett (9-2) winner (TBD) at Maryville (12-0)
Riverdale (10-2) at Oakland (12-0)
In Class-5A, there are four of our East Tennessee teams still alive for a gold ball. You’ll see two of them in action on MyVLT. mark Packer and Austin Price will have the call of the South-Doyle at Central game. The two time defending state champions in Class-5A, Central is coming off a 28-14 win over Halls. The Cherokees advanced with a 27-20 victory at David Crockett. The winner of that game will face either West or Oak Ridge in the state semifinals.
South-Doyle (9-3) at Knoxville Central (10-2)
Oak Ridge (9-3) at Knoxville West (11-1)
Greeneville (9-3) at Elizabethton (12-0)
Nolensville (7-3) at Tullahoma (12-0)
In Class-3A, Gatlinburg-Pittman won it’s 2nd round game over county rival Pigeon Forge, that’s the good news for them. The bad news, up next is a visit to Alcoa to face the five time defending state champion Tornadoes. Winner moves on to face either Loudon or Red Bank in the state seminfinals.
Gatlinburg-Pittman (10-2) at Alcoa (11-1)
Loudon (10-1) at Red Bank (9-0)
South Greene (12-0) at Meigs Co. (11-0)
Trousdale Co. (10-2) at Watertown (11-1)
Oliver Springs (7-5) at Coalfield (11-0)
South Pittsburg (11-1) at Gordonsville (9-2)
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