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Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson (45) fights through a block while attemtpting to get to Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton (16) during Sunday’s game in Knoxville. Johnson recorded nine tackles and grabbed the first interception of his career in the 38-7 victory.

Johnson provides huge spark for revamped Vols defense

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 10:39 am

KNOXVILLE — Every team has one player they lean on, one that can be counted on to make a big play whenever the situation calls for it, one that is the heart and soul of a team. For Tennessee’s football team, that player is senior linebacker A.J. Johnson. Johnson had a huge night Sunday in the Vols season opening win over Utah State, helping keep highly touted Aggies quarterback Chuckie

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    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

    GREENEVILLE — What do you do when the leading passer in school history graduates? The last time that happened at Tusculum, what coach Frankie DeBusk did was replace him with an even more prolific quarterback who turned out to be the all-time leading passer in all of NCAA Division II history. That same problem is facing DeBusk again this year as he enters his 17th season at Tusculum. Bo Cordell,

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  • Vols open season with impressive win over Utah State

    Posted on August 31, 2014 at 11:57 pm

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      KNOXVILLE- With a team chocked full of new players, questions abounded for the Tennessee Volunteers as they opened the 2014 season. At least for one night, many of those questions were answered. The Vols rolled up 383 yards of total offense and the Tennessee defense harassed Utah State star quarterback Chuckie Keeton all night as the Vol faithful were treated to a 38-7 rout of the Aggies. Tennessee head

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  • Vols defense answers questions in season debut

    Posted on August 31, 2014 at 11:51 pm

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    KNOXVILLE — Entering Sunday night’s season opener against Utah State, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said his team was battling the unknowns associated with a young, inexperienced team. After the game, he and everyone watching knows more about the Vols, with the biggest thing standing out being the improvement on defense. The Tennessee defensive unit held a supposedly high-powered Aggies offense to less than 100 yards in the first half (151

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  • Canes beat Govs 35-24

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Morristown East’s Chris Logan races towards the end zone to score a touchdown during Friday night’s 35-24 win over William Blount at Burke-Toney Stadium.

    Chris Logan had the biggest night of his career Friday at Burke-Toney Stadium to propel Morristown East to a 35-24 victory over William Blount despite a record-setting air raid by the Governors. Logan carried 17 times for 181 yards and three touchdowns as the Hurricanes evened their record and handed Dewayne Wells his first victory as their head coach in the process. However it wasn’t easy because every time it

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  • Trojans topple Devils

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    GMorristown West’s Preston Long looks for room to run on a punt return against Greeneville during Friday’s game at Burley Stadium. Long scored a touchdown on a punt return in a 21-14 win.

    GREENEVILLE — There’s something about Burley Stadium that brings out the best in the Morristown West football team. The Trojans rolled into Greeneville Friday night and walked away with a 21-14 victory over the Class 4A powerhouse Greene Devils, handing the home team just their second loss at home in their last 35 home games. The other loss was a 31-28 defeat in 2012 against West. With the win, the

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  • Lady Canes sweep Cherokee 3-0

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Morristown East’s Tia Dailey, left, delivers a kill against Cherokee during Thursday’s IMAC volleyball match at Cherokee High School in Rogersville.

    ROGERSVILLE — Morristown East racked up a 3-0 victory over host Cherokee Thursday night to even its Inter Mountain Conference volleyball slate at 2-2. It was the eighth victory over for coach Holly Drinnon’s Lady Hurricanes. East won the opener 25-16 and then came from behind for a 25-20 win in game two. It was all Lady ‘Canes in the finale, as they won it 25-6. Drinnon commented, “We made

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  • Lady Trojans fall to Science Hill

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Morristown West’s Sydney Newsome (8) has a shot saved by Science Hill keeper Lee Ann Cutshall during Thursday’s match at Burke-Toney Stadium.

    Morristown West battled back to tie the match in the first half, but the numbers were against them down the stretch. The Lady Trojans’ injuries piled up and Science Hill escaped Burke-Toney Stadium with a 2-1 victory Thursday night. “You never like to lose, but it’s at least good to lose when it doesn’t count,” Morristown West coach Jennifer Murphy said. “We’re down right now. We were dropping like flies

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  • Football Preview: August 29

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    East prepared to host Governors  Despite a loss in last week’s season opener, the Morristown East Hurricanes experienced some bright spots which hopefully will continue to progress as the season rolls along. The Hurricanes faced a tall task in last Saturday’s game as they took on defending 3A state champion Alcoa. The game started with a bang for East as Bryson Stevens returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a

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