Bearden’s big victory versus Farragut includes late stand
Condredge Holloway (3), Bearden senior defensive end, prepares to take on Farragut senior lineman Preston Webb, who looks to protect Admirals junior quarterback Gavin Wilkinson, left.
KNOXVILLE — The celebration at Bearden High School was a wild one Thursday, Oct. 11, and the school’s resident football team had plenty of reasons to have a party.
The Bulldogs survived a tough game and knocked off Kingston Pike rival and nemesis Farragut, 17-13, before an area TV audience and a packed and boisterous house at BHS’s Bill Young Field.
“This feels great,” said BHS junior quarterback Collin Ironside, who threw the eventual game-winning touchdown pass to his older brother, Addison, a senior tight end, with 6 minutes, 31 seconds remaining in the contest. “I feel incredible. I haven’t beaten them since I’ve been here at Bearden. I lost a tough one to them my freshman year in my first start ever. So I’ve been wanting to get them back for two years.”
KNOXVILLE — Despite having only one senior — superstar outside hitter and Pepperdine commitment Kayleigh Hames, — and just two juniors, Webb School of Knoxville volleyball (33-7) is on track to win a sixth consecutive Division II-A state crown.
A possible state title opponent might be a neighbor: Concord Christian School (34-10) also advanced to this week’s state tourney in Murfreesboro. Championship match is set for 10 a.m., EDT, 9 a.m, CDT, Thursday, Oct. 18.
Six rowers from the Oak Ridge Rowing Association — including Cathy Dowhos-O’Gorman, associate director of Communications at Webb School of Knoxville, and Alyssa Nealon of Farragut, a 28-year-old architect — earned 15 gold medals in nine events against tough international competition in 2018 World Rowing Masters Regatta in Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 27-30.
Dowhos-O’Gorman (right in top photo) earned gold in women’s C quad with Nealon (left), an architect at R2R Studio who took up rowing just 15 months ago, Nancy Schay (second from left), who led all gold medalist with five, and Lizabeth Theiss (beside Dowhos-O’Gorman).
KINGSPORT — Trailing 17-0 after one quarter on the road at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett Friday night, Oct. 12, Hardin Valley Academy’s woes seemed to be an extension of a mistake-prone 17-3 home loss to Science Hill one week earlier.
But the Hawks took flight in the second quarter, eventually outscoring the Indians 35-0 to win 35-17 and, with a 3-1 Region 1-6A record (5-3 overall), maintain control of their region title destiny. Dobyns-Bennett fell to 2-6, 1-3.
Luke DeFur’s 4-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Grayson Vaughn made it 17-7 at halftime. A Cartez Campbell 35-yard TD reception cut the lead to 17-14. Kelton Gunn’s 2-yard scoring run put HVA up 21-17 in the third quarter.
The KDB back-breaker was Gunn’s 81-yard TD catch early in the fourth quarter. Campbell added a 15-yard scoring reception. Josiah Lambert was five-of-five on extra points.
Karly Livingston (16), HVA defender/midfielder, battles Maryville’s Ashlynn Taylor for ball possession.
HARDIN VALLEY — At least Hardin Valley Academy’s girls were physical.
Though the Lady Hawks didn’t score during this District 4-AAA girls soccer tournament championship game, losing to Maryville 2-0, “both sides were extremely physical,” MHS head coach Steve Feather said about this Thursday night, Oct. 11, showdown at HVA. “They’re probably, with the exception of Houston, the most physical team that we’ve played. I think they’re the second best team we’ve played all year (behind Houston).”
However, “not physical enough,” said Hardin Valley head coach Jessie Stephens, whose team fell to 12-6-3. “We had a gameplan but we didn’t come out and execute it very well. ... We got sloppy in areas we shouldn’t have been.”
On the 50th anniversary of Webb School of Knoxville’s first undefeated football team, members of that 1968 team came back to honor then head coach Jim McClain (center with green top) during halftime of the Spartans’ varsity football game versus Chattanooga Christian Friday night, Oct. 12, in David Meske Stadium. Also a track and field coach and member of the school’s science faculty from the 1965-66 through 1970-71 school years, McClain was presented a special plaque commemorating the 1968 season by team members. An inscription on the plaque praised McClain “for his lessons on leadership and the importance of being a role model in your community.”
KNOXVILLE — Using speed and a bend-but-don’t-break defense, which gave up only seven points, Webb School of Knoxville football has a two-game winning streak.
Jahlil Jefferson, senior running back, scored on touchdowns runs of 65, 8 and 3 yards in a 35-7 Division II-A East Region win versus Chattanooga Christian in Webb’s David Meske Stadium Friday night, Oct. 12.
About the 65-yarder, “It was obviously great blocking,” said Jefferson, whose Spartans improve to 3-5 overall, 3-1 in region.
Elijah Howard, Webb sophomore, scored on a 51-yard run.
KNOXVILLE — As the Christian Academy girls soccer team entered the Division II-A East Region Championship match, it was riding a crest of momentum: the Lady Warriors had won seven consecutive matches after a difficult start.
But streaks are made to be broken and the Lady Warriors saw their good fortune run out in a 2-0 loss to Chattanooga Christian School (17-3-2) Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13, at CAK. The Lady Warriors (10-9) couldn’t overcome fatigue that took its toll after a pair of tough regional contests.
KNOXVILLE — Knoxville Catholic High School’s football team has had its share of adversity and injuries in 2018 as it attempts to defend its Class 5A state championship.
But the Irish didn’t encounter much resistance in their Region 4-5A game against winless Walker Valley Friday night, Oct. 12, in KCHS’s Blaine Stadium. After honoring its seniors, Catholic posted a 49-7 victory.
The Irish (5-3 overall, 2-1 in region) started fast — all the game’s scoring occurred over the first 24 minutes.
Freshman running back Keondre’ Jarmon had a 3-yard touchdown run. Kicker Paxton Robertson added the first of several extra points.