Several games tonight were the first meeting of teams in the same district. However, Week 2 was nothing shy of the trend of blowouts that we have seen the past two weeks in high school football. The close, nail-biters were far and hard to find again this week, unless you tuned in to catch The USA Today High School Sports game of the week.
If you caught CAK at Catholic on TV or in person then you got to see the closest game of the week. There is usually not a rivalry between these two private schools, but after tonight CAK might be looking for revenge next year on their newest district opponent. Catholic's Chase Kerschen picks the pass to put the Irish up 7-3. One of the biggest plays of the night though was Blake Souder picking up the fumble and running it back for 93 yards into the end zone to put Catholic up 14-6. CAK was able to tie the game up with Blake Shuler's toDuchdown with 2 minutes 30 seconds left to play. CAK had the opportunity to kick the winning field goal in the final seconds, but missed and forced the game into overtime. Catholic would win by a field goal 17-14.
The Fulton Falcons went on the road for their first two games of the season, which ended in blowout wins and neither team was able to score. Their district game tonight at Austin-East was no different as they cruised against the Roadrunners 63-0. Fulton's depth has shined and made a strong presence in high school football thus far.
Maryville as well played in their district tonight as they played host to West. Junior running back, Jaylen Burgess, showed off a little for the Rebels as he scored three touchdowns for Maryville. Maryville would continue their winning trend over West, 42-20.
Loudon was looking to get their first win at home this week as they hosted Sweetwater. The game would not go in the Redskins favor though. Several errors occurred in the first half keeping hope in Loudon, but Sweetwater would kick up the notch second The Wildcats sweep their district game at Loudon, 42-12.
Union County visited within their district at Gatlinburg-Pittman. This game started out rough for the Patriots as they elected to receive and fumbled on the kickoff. Gatlinburg-Pittman's Carlos Sweeny is there to pick up the ball and run it in for a quick lead to start the game. The rest of the game did not get much easier for Union County, the Highlanders would push their lead and win 48-20.
In North Knoxville, Anderson County matched up at Gibbs. Anderson County has had two huge wins so far and were looking to do nothing less this week in their district game. If it was not for Gibbs defense the first half, a blow out could have been the case this week as well. Anderson County would still come out on top with a big 35-6 win over Gibbs.
Farragut would finish tonight with a district win over Lenoir City. Coming off of a win last week, Farragut came ready to play tonight against the Panthers. The Admirals would easily take the 34-14 win over Lenoir City.
South-Doyle pulled ahead in the second half of their district game as they visited Jefferson County. This game was close up until the half, but South-Doyle would put up quick points to start the second half as Jocquez Bruce would run for 76 yards to the end zone. Jefferson County had a quick response as they ran the kick-off back, but it would not be enough. South-Doyle would win it 28-14.
Campbell County snuck another win this week over Central. In just the third quarter the game was tied up at 14, but the Cougar's Nick Bailey get the pick which sets Campbell County up for the win. The Cougars stay undefeated in Week 2 with their 28-21 win over Central.
There was a slow run game at Morristown East as they hosted Sevier County. In the first quarter there were very few passes and Sevier was up by 3. However, in the second half the game would pick up and points were finally put on the board. The Smoky Bears would take the 14-10 win over Morristown East.
Carter would sneak by this week to keep their record clean of a loss at Pigeon Forge. Carter was reminded of their close first week to Gibbs as they won 27-24 over the Tigers tonight.