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Week 4 Player of the Week Winners

Week 4 Player of the Week Winners

Catholic running back Nolan Coulter claims the Week 4 Offensive Player of the Week award. The senior led the Fighting Irish to a 33-10 district win over William Blount with 195 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

 

Coulter also eclipsed the 3,000 yard career rushing mark in that game. Catholic takes on Webb on Friday night in the Battle of the Bluff. You can watch the game on cable channel 10News2.

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Right up until the second half Saturday night, the incredible momentum that energized Knoxville for the past week seemed like it might be enough to carry the Tennessee Volunteers to a victory against the Florida Gators for the first time in eight meetings.

The Vols were up 14-10 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 102,000.

 

But then the 2nd half happened to a team that's had some memorable 2nd half meltdowns in the past few years.

Then the Gators scored 27 points.

Week 2 Players of the Week

This week's top players of the week are from Sevier County and Maryville.

For the third week in a row, a Smoky Bear took one of the top spots.

You chose Sevier County's Dexter Robbins as the defensive player of the week. He beat out Jake Carideo of South Doyle, Webb's Todd Kelly and Powell's Devin Scott.

Robbins made 14 tackles and forced a fumble while helping the Smoky Bears pull out a 23-22 win over Jefferson County.

For the first time this season someone other than Luke Manning is the winner of our offensive player of the week award.

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Vols beat NC State 35-21

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Tyler Bray completed 27-of-41 passes for 333
yards and threw for two touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 35-21 win over North
Carolina State on Friday.

Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in six balls for 93 yards and caught a touchdown
and added another score with a 67-yard run. Zach Rogers caught a 72-yard
touchdown and Rajion Neal carried the ball 22 times for 53 yards and a
touchdown for the Volunteers (1-0), who posted a disappointing 5-7
record last season.

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

It's Football Time in Tennessee!

 

It's the day Vol fans have been waiting for, the start of the 2012 football season.    

It's been a long offseason for the team having to dwell on a loss to Kentucky for the last eight months.

But today the Vols open up the season against NC State.

The arrived in Atlanta yesterday afternoon.

This is the first time in 73 years that the team has played a regular season game on a Friday.

The Vols will take on the Wolfpack tonight at the Georgia Dome at 7:30 p.m.

The game will be aired on ESPU-U.

Maryville tops Alcoa in ESPN-televised game

ESPN brought one of East Tennessee's best rivalries to the national stage on Sunday afternoon.

Maryville and Alcoa moved their annual match-up to a noon kickoff on Sunday to accommodate ESPN.

About 9,000 fans were in attendance to witness two of the state's best programs playing in front of a national audience.

Maryville came out on top, defeating Alcoa 42-24.

Churches, community prep for Maryville/Alcoa ESPN game

One of East Tennessee's top high school football rivalries will be in the national spotlight Sunday.

Maryville will play Alcoa on ESPN 2 Sunday at 12 p.m.

The game is so big this year, area churches are even adjusting their schedules so people can watch the game. Both schools told 10News that when they learned ESPN would televise their competition, they quickly sought the support of community congregations.

"To our surprise, most of the churches have been extremely supportive," said George Quarles, head football coach at Maryville High School.