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Mizzou fans are ready for a friendly SEC football game

Mizzou fans are ready for a friendly SEC football game

In less than 24 hours the Vols will kick off at Neyland Stadium for what fans hope will be the first SEC victory of the season.

Fans from the other side are taking on Tennessee in a brand new SEC rivalry.

In September, Gator fans came to town.

In October, Bama fans showed up.

Now it's November, and Mizzou fans are here in Knoxville.

"It was about an 11 or 12 hour drive. 677 miles from home to here," Mizzou fan Ed Kays said.

His RV got just 7 mpg on the trip to Tennessee.

NFL's Randall Cobb gives back to his hometown

NFL's Randall Cobb gives back to his hometown

NFL wide receiver and Alcoa native Randall Cobb retuned to East Tennessee Friday, giving back to his hometown.

He visited with kids at Alcoa Elementary, his former school.

Cobb is starting the Blessings in a Backpack program there.  It provides underprivileged students with a backpack full of food to take home over the weekend.

Cobb says he first read about the national program, and thought why not bring it to East Tennessee?

6 area players finalists for Mr. Football

6 area players finalists for Mr. Football

33 players are finalists for the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards to be presented November 26.

Six of the 33 Mr. Football Finalists are from the Knoxville area, including Tennessee Vols commitment Brett Kendrick of CAK.

Kendrick will contend with Alcoa's Thomas Loy for Class AA Lineman of the year.  Grace Christian's Will McKamey is up for Class A Back, CAK's Charlie High for Class AA Back and Webb's Todd Kelly for the Division II-A Back.  Farragut's Jonathan King is the other area nominee for Kicker of the Year.

Kickoff time announced for UT/Vandy game

Kickoff time announced for UT/Vandy game

The Tennessee Volunteers will take on the Vanderbilt Commodores Nov. 17th in Nashville.

Kickoff will be at 7:00 pm EST. This game will air on ESPN2.

Week 10 Player of the Week Winners

Offensive Player of the Week

West running back Seth Marshall was voted the USA Today High School Sports Offensive Player of the Week. The sophomore rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns on only seven carries and returned a kick 90 yards for a score in the Rebels' 50-6 win over Heritage.

Seymour Middle wins grand prize of $150K in U.S. Cellular campaign

Seymour Middle wins grand prize of $150K in U.S. Cellular campaign

An East Tennessee middle school is celebrating a big gift, thanks to community support.

Seymour Middle School won $150,000 as the grand prize in U.S. Cellular's Calling All Communities campaign.

It's the third straight year that a Seymour school has taken home the top prize in the online voting contest. Seymour Primary won $150,000 last year, and Seymour High brought home $100,000 in 2010.

School leaders say the community comes together to make it happen.

Alcoa exacts revenge on CAK, 31-28

Last year, CAK ended Alcoa's season and its seven year reign as state champion.

The Warriors took down Alcoa for the first time ever in the final game of the regular season then repeated the performance in the quarterfinals of the playoffs.

On Thursday night, the Tornadoes took back their district title and home-field in the 3A playoffs. Knowing that CAK can put up points in a hurry, Alcoa came into the game planning on going for two on each of its touchdowns.