Gary Rankin goes for 400th win in continuation of Alcoa-Maryville rivalry

The first of Gary Rankin’s 399 career victories came in 1983 in his second year at Smith County High School against rival Gordonsville. Thirty-four years...

Cade Mays, Parker McKinney win Mr. Football

Catholic offensive lineman Cade Mays and Coalfield quarterback Parker McKinney were named 2017 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football winners on Monday at Nissan Stadium in...

Greenback battles back late to down Coalfield

There was a definite confusion throughout Greenback High School’s sideline in the first half. With head coach Greg Ryan back at home serving a one-game...

High School Football Top Performers: Week 1

Week 1 of the high school football season is in the books. Here are the top performers from this week’s action: Isaiah Cobb, Maryville When it...

Hardin Valley stays in playoff hunt with last-second victory over Farragut

In a matter of moments, the Hardin Valley student section went from sitting in stunned silence to storming the field. The Hawks, needing a victory...

Maryville keeps Gary Rankin waiting on 400th win with late surge

Gary Rankin will have to wait at least one more week to claim his 400th career win. Behind a pair of late takeaways and a...

High school football top performers: Semifinals

With the semifinals of the TSSAA high school football playoffs wrapped up, here are some of the top performers from Friday: Will Orren, Maryville The senior...

West defense stands tall again, stifles Powell

West High School’s defense is not lacking any confidence. Just ask Zach Stokes. “We’re like Alabama’s defense,” the senior nose guard told 865 Preps. “That’s how...

Derek Hunt era begins with win over Catholic behind Isaiah Cobb

MARYVILLE — New coach, same result. The Derek Hunt era at Maryville High School began with a marquee matchup between two of the best teams...

‘We don’t break’: Central fights its way into playoffs with OT...

In the span of one year, Central went from Class 4A state runner-up to a team everyone counted out. Injuries seemingly derailed a promising season,...