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    Welcome to the new Blount County Sports website. We are extremely happy in the direction things are headed and they are only getting better. A special thanks to the fans, athletes, students, parents, and alumni of all the Blount County School's. We hope and strive to be your number one choice for high school sports information in Blount County. The 2014/2015 school year has begun and with it, high school football and volleyball. Our BCS Game of the Week for week two will be announced Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. Volleyball season will get underway in Blount County Thursday afternoon and Susan Moore will be on the road against West End to kickoff their first game of the 2014 season.

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    • Week 3 Game of the Week: Cleveland vs. #2 Fyffe
    • Locust Fork faces a high flying North Jackson offense this Friday night in what could determine the 4A Region 6 champion.

    Week 3 Preview, Week 2 Review of High School Football

    Cleveland vs. Fyffe is the BCS Game of the Week for week three. Cleveland is (1-0) after a (37-20) victory over Pisgah Friday night. The Panthers had 300 yards on the ground with 221 of those coming from Jr. quarterback, Peyton Gilliland. The Panthers will have to reset quickly though for the number two team in Class 2A, Fyffe. The Red Devils are coming off a (38-7) thrashing of (3A) Geraldine in week two. Fyffe was the runner up in class 2A last year after losing the state championship game to Tanner, (16-7). These two teams have never met in the regular season and the last time they did was in 2007 when both teams combined for 107 points as the Red Devils cruised to a (70-37) victory. Fyffe leads the series, (2-1).

    Locust Fork is (2-0) for the first time since 2003 with wins over Montevallo and Westbrook Christian. The Hornets will face their first big test of the season this Friday night as they welcome in North Jackson for their first region game. North Jackson brings a high powered offense to the table and will be coming off of a (46-41) loss to a tough Guntersville team. I don't doubt that Locust Fork's offense will score points on the Chiefs defense. I do however feel like the Hornet defense will be tested and could be the difference in going (3-0) or (2-1). This will be the first time these two teams have met and could ultimately decide who the 4A Region 6 champs will be.

    Appalachian fell to Spring Garden in week two, (44-20). The Eagles will go on the road in week three to face Victory Christian in their first region match-up. Victory Christian is (1-0) and coming off of a bye week in week two. They defeated Holy Spirit (49-18) in week one.

    Hayden opened up the 2014 with a loss at home to West Point, (31-0). The Wildcats will stay at home in week three to play Alexandria in their first region game. Alexandria opened up the season two weeks ago and lost on the road to Jacksonville, (27-19). This will be the first meeting between the two since 2005.

    Oneonta lost to Pinson Valley in week two, (42-0). It was the first time Oneonta had been shut out in the regular season in fifteen years. This is a rebuilding year for the Redskins and losing isn't something the defending 4A champions are used to. Oneonta will stay on the road this week against (1-0)D.A.R. The Patriots had a bye week last week after coming off a last second victory over Douglas in week one. This will be the first time Oneonta and D.A.R have met.

    J.B. Pennington (4A) led for the majority of Friday night's game only to come up short in the 4th quarter to (5A) Boaz, (27-19). This is Pennington's first season in Class 4A. The Tigers will stay on the road in week three against a talented Priceville team that is coming off of a win over West Morgan, (44-0).

    Susan Moore opened the 2014 season with a nail biter to West End. The Bulldogs drove the field with 1:07 on the clock and scored with 0.6 to tie the game at twenty-seven. The following extra point is what sealed the deal as the Bulldogs walked away with a (28-27) victory over the Patriots. Susan Moore travels to Winfield,(1-1), this Friday night.

    Michael Burkett got his first win as Southeastern's football coach Friday night as the Mustangs cruised past Vina, (27-6). Southeastern, now (1-1), will travel to Cold Springs in week three. Cold Springs is (2-0) with a key win over (4A) Danville last week, (32-14).

    By: Colton Costa

     

    2014 Strength of Schedule Rankings

    School Combined Opponents Record (2013)
    1.) Southeastern High School (54-50)
    2.) Susan Moore High School (54-56)
    3.) Oneonta High School (53-55)
    4.) J.B. Pennington High School (51-54)
    5.) Locust Fork High School (48-60)
    6.) Cleveland High School (42-65)
    7.) Hayden High School (39-65)
    8.) Appalachian High School (34-70)
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