Sitting in first place in the Big 7 Conference boys race, Dobyns-Bennett has taken care of all pressing needs to this point in the season. The Indians are 12-0 against in-state competition.
Right off the bat there are significant conference basketball games set for Friday — including Three Rivers Conference showdowns featuring Elizabethton at Sullivan South and Sullivan Central visiting The Shoun to take on Johnson County.
Christmas tournament basketball used to be a novelty for area teams. Dobyns-Bennett’s two-day Christmas Classic — which began in the 1970s — was the only show in town.
Also in the NET Notes: There is one overwhelming favorite among the six football state championship games, but the others present intriguing matchups.
With the 2018 football season a done deal for Tri-Cities teams, it’s time to take a look back at the things we liked.
In a season of removing the “unprecedented” tag from many things, David Crockett faces face another chance at a first. The Pioneers, like other area football teams, have never taken down a Knoxville power in the postseason.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound quarterback enters Friday’s playoff game against Tennessee High with 7,852 career yards.
Many area teams will begin their quests for state football championships when the first round of the TSSAA playoffs begin Friday. But only six championship trophies are available.
Also in this week’s NET Notes, the Tribe Hogs were all about their business Friday night, pounding pads — which allowed Ian Hicks to rush for 284 yards — while the pass protection was solid enough for a completion rate of 60 percent.
Since David Crockett and Daniel Boone opened in 1971, these teams have never met in a more meaningful game than the one that will take place Friday night in Jonesborough.
Over the past two games, Greeneville’s first-team offense held the ball for a little over five minutes and scored 77 points. Eleven touchdowns. That’s a touchdown for every 28 seconds of clock time.
Bernard Childress and Karissa Niehoff have co-authored an opinion piece about kids growing up in the digital age, and their solution hits the target square in the center.
Also in this week’s Northeast Tennessee Notes, the Dobyns-Bennett volleyball team is looking to cap an undefeated run through the Big 6.
While we can look at the first half of the football season and say, “Here’s what we’ve learned,” it doesn’t mean there won’t be major changes ahead.
Shawn Witten’s ascent to 100 wins in under 12 years is impressive, especially considering his 9-12 start as he began the rebuilding process for a once-dominant football program.