Several East Tennessee teams squared off Friday night with a ticket to the state final four on the line.
- Maryville 26 Farragut 10
While Maryville never took a commanding lead, the Rebels were in command throughout the game.
The Admirals kept the score close, taking a 13-3 deficit into halftime. But Coach Derek Hunt's strong defense shut down Farragut for by far its lowest point total on the season.
The win marks the Rebels' 19th consecutive appearance in the state semi-finals.
Maryville will now travel to Murfreesboro to face Oakland for a shot at a state title.
- Knox Central 23 David Crockett 12
David Crockett's stunning season came to an end in Fountain City, Friday night. The Bobcats jumped out to an early, 14-0 in the first quarter, and Crockett was able to cut Central's lead to just two at 14-12.
The Bobcats, however, dominated the second half, shutting out the Pioneers to seal the win.
Central will now face defending state champion Catholic in the semi-finals.
- Knoxville Catholic 42 Oak Ridge40
Speaking of Catholic, this blockbuster match-up didn't disappoint. The Irish staged an epic comeback after trailing 33-14 with four unanswered touchdowns to earn the win over Oak Ridge, 42-40
- Greeneville 42 Anderson County 21
The Green Devils are continuing their dominant run through Tennessee high school football with a rout of previously unbeaten Anderson County.
Even home field couldn't help the number two ranked Mavericks keep pace with the defending state champions.
The Green Devils will go on to face Maplewood in the semifinals.
- Alcoa 24 Austin East 6
While the Roadrunners kept this from being a rout, Alcoa was in control from the opening kickoff. The Tornadoes' senior laden team seems to be headed to possibly it'f fourth straight state title.
- Greenback 35 Coalfield 7
While this game was close to start (Greenback led 14-0 at the half), the Cherokees pulled away in the second half.
Like Alcoa, there's seem to be little that can be done to slow down this Greenback team.