Sports

Media Day 2021

Anderson County High took part in KFOA’s event last week


From left: Zach Shannon, Garrison Terry and Sully Sexton get ready to talk with the media during last Friday’s KFOA media day at Three Ridges Golf Course. - Ken Leinart
You could argue that anticipation for the coming 2021 high school football season started once the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s “dead period” ended in mid-July.

Teams started training, holding camps, look at finalizing rosters.

Mid-July in East Tennessee may start the anticipation, but events like Friday’s Knoxville Football Officials Association’s media day at Three Ridges Golf Course sharpen that anticipation.

It’s here.

High School football is really here.

Expectations for the 2021 season are high, especially after the 2020 season was so … Strange?

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Dragons ‘on the road’


Clinton High School Dragons football players sprint and sweat during their first day returning from TSSAA “dead period.”

NAGAF practice started Monday

It’s time, NAGAF football families.

Practice for NAGAF football started Monday, July 19.

Players will be in shorts and t-shirts the first week. Practices will take place on the baseball fields in order to prepare the football field for the season.

Parents should be prepared to complete some additional paperwork and pay any fees. They will be able to pay for spirit packs and season passes as well.

According to the NAGAF Facebook page, there is still a need a few more 10- and 11-year-old players.

Anderson County High completes full-pad football camp


Anderson County High School held its annual pad camp this past week, with 131 campers this year. Gary Terry, athletic director for AC, said the football program and the school want to thank all those who helped. “We would like to thank all the youth league and middle school kids, as well as the parents, for attending camp this year,” he said. “Campers from five counties attended, and we’re grateful for every one.”