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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.

Donations from Alcoa-CAK game help Butterfly Fund, KARM

Donations from Alcoa-CAK game help Butterfly Fund, KARM

Alcoa is the winner of this year's Ultimate Pillow Fight between the two schools.

Each year, students from both Alcoa and CAK collect bed pillows for Knox Area Rescue Ministries. The school with the most donations wins bragging rights, and both receive scholarships from Back Yard Burgers.

High school football officials also donated their own paychecks to help fight childhood cancer.

The Blount County Football Officials Association presented the Butterfly Fund with a $2,500 check during halftime at the Alcoa/CAK game.

Smokies visits about 9 percent ahead of last year

Smokies visits about 9 percent ahead of last year

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- The Great Smoky Mountains National Park entered the fall foliage season with nearly 9 percent more visitors, year to date.

Figures released by the National Park Service showed 963,317 people came to the park in September -- a 9.2 percent increase over September 2011.

Through the first nine months of this year, visits were up 8.9 percent, meaning 602,000 more people have come to the Smokies this year than in the first three quarters of 2011.

Game of the Week: Catholic at West

The USA Today High School Sports Game of the Week features a District 4-AAA match-up between West and Catholic.

The Rebels (5-2, 2-2) were the favorite to grab the district runner-up spot until they were knocked off last week by Lenoir City. After the loss, West dropped from No. 2 in the AP 5A rankings down to the No. 5 spot. They sit in fourth place in the district behind Lenoir City, Bearden and Maryville.

Myers leads Maryville over Farragut, 61-40

Farragut's offense kept the Admirals in the game for most of the first half but the defense couldn't stop Nick Myers and the Rebels.

Myers finished with 331 passing yards and six touchdowns. The senior also rushed for 99 yards.

The Rebels scored on the first drive of the game when Myers connected with Cody Carroll.

Farragut answered on their first drive of the game with a Jackson Fain 59-yard touchdown run to tie it.

50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park

50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park

Today Deal Chicken is offering 50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park in Sevierville!

This safe yet exhilarating activity will have you close to wildlife and one with nature as you cross the Bridge to Prosperity to a covered walking bridge, leading into the Lost Mine Falls trail and finally the Cliffhanger Swinging Bridge where you’ll peer 60 feet below into the pooling water from above the falls. This hour-long experience will leave you feeling alive and vibrant.