There was a family reunion at Fulton tonight as they hosted Farragut. The Admirals Head Coach, Eddie Courtney, played under Fulton's Assistant coach, Bob Black, years ago at Fulton when Bob was the Head Coach. Both schools are coached by father-son duos and each were ready to reunite on the field. However, Fulton would not end their high-scoring trend against this distant Falcon family member. This is the fourth game of the season for Fulton and no team has been able to score against the strong Falcon defense. Until tonight when the Admirals were able to at least break this trend and score on Fulton which has proven to be a tough task the last three weeks as their combined scores added up to 161-0. Fulton would take complete control once again of a 55-7 win over Farragut.
CAK hosted their rival neighbor Webb. Both teams started their seasons out on the wrong foot and were hungry for a win tonight. However, Webb came out at the end with their bellies full. Matthew Melton for Webb had a huge game tonight rushing for over 300 yards and touched ground in the end zone a handful of times. CAK tried to make it a ball game though when John Sharpe tossed up a long one to Billy Spencer who would run 92 yards for a touchdown. It would not be enough though as Webb would finally get the win they had been craving, 49-7.
Jefferson County played on a Friday night for the first time this season with hopes that it would yield better results than their 0-2 start. On the night of their Week 3 match up against Greeneville, however; it didn't make a difference what night the game was played. The Patriots were dealt a 41-0 loss to Greeneville, which served as a third straight blowout win for the visitors to start their season. Another statement game for Greeneville though as the Green Devils are now 137-7 between their first three games.
Science Hill made the trip to Morristown West to take on the Trojans, who looked to bounce back from last week's loss to Cherokee. This marked Science Hill's first game on the road, but on this night they looked like the team at home. The Hilltoppers took an early lead and never looked back. They dismantled the Trojans 42-0.
Heritage would take on Seymour in what was to be a classic matchup. Nick Sexton would score early for the Eagles with a rushing touchdown, and that was a sign of things to come. Seymour took a 21-6 lead in the first quarter, but Heritage would make a push. They got the offense moving and would tie the game at 35 at the half. Heritage went on to win the game late in the fourth quarter 41-38.
Morristown East lost a close one last Friday at home against Sevier County, a loss that stymied the momentum they've gained early this season. They travelled to Bearden, where the Bulldogs looked to send the Hurricanes spiralling. In the first quarter, a Matt Thompson 71-yard rushing touchdown for Morristown East put them ahead and ahead for good. The Hurricanes would spin the Bulldogs dizzy and win the game 41-28.
Oak Ridge is coming off a big win last week against Clinton. Their opponent in this Week 3 matchup, Halls, have struggled to score points this season and carry an 0-2 record. This one wasn't even close. The Wildcats scored early and often, all while keeping Halls out of the end zone. Oak Ridge would win over the Red Devils in a blowout, 37-6.
Asheville crossed state lines to play West in a non-conference battle under the lights. This was the 2-1 Rebels' first game at home and they didn't disappoint the home fans. A team who allowed 42 points last week picked up the defense and won 34-20. Asheville lost their second straight and find themselves in some early season turmoil after their 2-2 start.
Out at Dobyns-Bennett there would end up being a close game with Sevier County. Dobyns-Bennett thought they had this one in the bag until the Smoky Bears would recover a fumble late in the 4th quarter while they were down by three points. Luke Manning would pass to Alan Silva for the comeback and winning touchdown. Dobyns-Bennett would fall 34-30 at home.
Probably the biggest upset and surprise of the night, Gibbs at Clinton. Clinton was up 22-7 at the half and the third quarter of the game was slow with several penalties back-to-back. The penalties were about the only force moving the ball in each direction. The Eagle's Brendan Wilson would find a whole and finally move the ball into the end zone to tighten the game, but the extra point was blocked just like many of Gibbs plays. Clinton would take the win over Gibbs 38-19.