Home Team: Maryville
Away Team: Alcoa
Date And Time: 09/07/2018 7:00 pm
Location: Maryville High School
Alcoa and Maryville, consistently two of the best teams in Tennessee, will meet for the 89th time this Friday night at Lloyd L. Thornton Stadium. The two schools have a long tradition of greatness, with Alcoa and Maryville winning the state championship last season in their respective divisions. That puts both schools at 31 state titles, a stat no other school can match in Tennessee.
And the craziest thing is, these schools are only about five miles apart. Alcoa and Maryville will compete again for the ultimate bragging rights in the state of Tennessee this Friday.
Experts didn't expect Alcoa to break their seven game losing streak to the Rebels from Maryville on Friday night, but rivalries always produce unexpected results. Alcoa players, surrounded by family and friends on the field, soaked in the historic victory over Maryville on the field after the game. Alcoa QB Walker Russell had a huge night, throwing for three touchdown passes and leading the Alcoa offense to 34 points. But the Alcoa defense certainly played its part, coming up big at the end of the game, sealing this one with a late fumble recovery.