A huge upset for GPHS and more from round one of the playoffs

Here are the biggest stories coming out of the opening round of the high school football playoffs.

Gatlinburg Pittman 36 Johnson County 33

Gatlinburg Pittman came into its first round matchup as a huge underdog. Johnson County was a number one seed, losing just once on the season and winning eight straight before falling to the Highlanders.

The game was close throughout, but after Johnson County took the lead with under five minutes remaining, GP put together a huge drive to score on a game winning touchdown from quarterback JD Shults.

Tennessee High 24 South Doyle 17

This was another that was close throughout. Costly mental errors plagued both teams throughout, but the Vikings held on after the Cherokees were unable to stop Tennessee High from converting a late fourth down play that would have given South Doyle the ball and a chance to score.

After starting the season with such promise, the Cherokees dropped their last three games and now have an early exit from the playoffs.

Ooltewah 35 Hardin Valley 28

Hardin Valley came into its opening round matchup as a heavy underdog, and came up just short after failing to score on fourth down as the Owls get the stop on the one yard line.

Ooltewah will face Farragut in round two, after the Admirals dismantled Cleveland 49-24.

Catholic 34 West 28

The Rebels went into halftime with a surprising 28-24 lead over the Irish, but were shut out completely in the second half by Catholic's suffocating defense.

Catholic will now face its annual playoff opponent Fulton in round two after the Falcons won easily over Lenoir City, 46-15.

Other scores from round one.

Rockwood 7 Hampton 6
Maryville 28 Bearden 7
Central 48 Cocke County 6
Austin East 61 Chuckey Doak 23
Oak Ridge 42 Rhea County 0
Cloudland 36 Midway 22