KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Sevier County Smoky Bears are coming off a 5-6 season with a loss in the first round of the playoffs.
The Smoky Bears have a bevy of talent returning on both sides of the ball, this includes starting quarterback Collin Shannon.
The 5A Region 2 co-offensive player of the year has an offer from NCAA Division I school Eastern Kentucky.
“Everybody talks about quarterback stuff, he’s just a tough kid,” Sevier County coach Todd Loveday said. “Me having a defensive background, I’ve admired watching him play from the sidelines. He’s not flashy by any means but he finds a way to get the job done.”
Shannon and the Smoky Bears open the season on Friday night when they travel to Jefferson County. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.