HS football teams advance in playoffs

HS football teams advance in playoffs


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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Defending Class 6A state champ Maryville survived a scare while state title contender Fulton knocked-off the defending champs in Class 4A to cap an exciting night of high school football playoff action in East Tennessee.

Maryville led 25-10 in their second round playoff game with Oak Ridge, but the Wildcats' Rian Hall capped a furious comeback to tie the game.

Hall hit Jalen Miller on a touchdown pass to cut the Rebel lead to 25-17.

On Maryville's next possession, Hall intercepted a Nick Myers pass and returned it to inside the Rebels' 5-yard line.

Hall then scored on a keeper to make it 25-23.

Oak Ridge elected to go for the two-point conversion, and it was Hall again that ran it in to tie the game 25-25 at the end of the 3rd quarter.

Maryville didn't panic.

Shawn Prevo scored twice in the final quarter to give the Rebels a 39-25 win and a date with No. 2 seed Dobyns-Bennett next week.

At Fulton, the Falcons avenged two straight playoff losses to defending state champion Greeneville.

The Green Devils beat Fulton 42-0 in 2010 and 35-0 last year.

On Friday, the Falcons rolled to a 42-14 win and will face No. 1 seed Livingston Academy in round three.

A complete rundown of scores and highlights can be found at fridaynighthits.com.

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