New coach leads FMS boys to 2-0 start

Lynn Allen recently took the reins of the Farragut Middle School boys basketball program, and he’s guided the Admirals to a pair of impressive wins.

Farragut got off to a blazing start in its home opener and cruised to a 61-19 victory over Carter Thursday, Nov. 5, at FMS’s Bobby J. Henry Gymnasium.

That win followed the Admirals’ 53-24 victory versus Gresham in Fountain City Monday, Nov. 2.

Against the Hornets (0-2), Farragut’s defense stiffened in the second half, surrendering just three points over the game’s final 12 minutes.

“That was a great half,” said Allen, a former coach at Knoxville Central High School and Harpeth and Karns middle schools. “I have great kids here and I need to get them to be gritty.”

Dominic Vanacker led the Admirals in scoring with a game-high 20 points. Cooper Edwards, a guard, came off the bench and scored 11 points, knocking down three shots from beyond the 3-point arc. Kent Carbaugh and Banks Duncan chipped in eight points each.