A busy time of year

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After a 43-20 win over Fulton Friday evening, the season started looking a bit brighter for the Anderson County Mavericks football team.

Not only did the Mavs open Region 2 4-A play with a win, but they racked up 43 points on one of the best defenses in the region.

Senior Zach Shannon put together a great game on both sides of the ball as he led Anderson County in receptions with eight catches for 79 yards. He also led the team with 10 total tackles. True to the historic form of Davey Gillum-coached teams, the Mavs are getting better as the seasons rolls on.

With a rebuilding Rhea County team on the schedule Friday night, the Mavs look to add to their momentum as they get into the meat of their schedule.

Speaking of momentum, the Lady Mavs soccer team handed Clinton its first loss of the season with a 7-0 win last week. The Dragons also fell to Loudon County last week to make their overall record 3-2. Both teams are scheduled to be back in action this week as Anderson County travels to Scott and Clinton hosts Oliver Springs on Thursday.

And yes, Oak Ridge rallied in the second half to take down the Dragons on the gridiron Friday night, but unlike past years, it did little to damp the enthusiasm surrounding the program. The loss was a disappointment, not a soul-crushing loss with consequences for the rest of the season. Looking to get back on track, Clinton will host Cherokee at 7 p.m. Friday. The Chiefs come in with a 1-1 record. Their loss was at Seymour by a score of 37-14.

Although the calendar might still say summer, for both Anderson County and Clinton autumn is here and it’s busy.

And it sure is fun.