KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The WATE Sports team looks ahead to another pulse-pounding year of high school football in East Tennessee with our Countdown to Kickoff Special!
- Bearden coach Josh Jones on how the Bulldogs build on their winning season in 2022.
- The new-look Maryville Rebels enter 2023 with five starters from last season
- Carlos Lopez and Mark Packer join the WATE team
- The next man up mentality for the eight-time defending champion Alcoa Tornadoes
- 4A state champs Anderson County look to replace 18 departing seniors
- We catch up with West High School standout defensive lineman CJ Smith
- Fulton Athletic Director Rob Black on the growth of high school
Follow all the games with our live Friday Frenzy Scoreboard and tune in to our halftime livestream every week! As always, we’ll recap all the action Fridays at 11 p.m. on WATE-TV.