The Maryville-Alco game has been played every year for 85 seasons. Their rivalry has gained national attention. This particular installment of the Maryville-Alcoa game had the feel of an NFL playoff game. 9,000 fans were in attendance in the brand new Maryville stadium with millions across the nation able to tune into ESPN2 and watch from home. Maryville, on a 30 game winning streak, hosted Alcoa after ending Alcoa’s 44-game win streak the previous year.


Nick Myers


Logan Winders


Logan is the son of Joey and Debbie Winders. Logan’s grandfather has had season tickets at Maryville High School since 1963. Logan has played basketball, baseball and football as a freshman and has lettered in both basketball and football. He has a 4.25 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society and in the top 10% of his class. Logan plans to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy and aspires to become a doctor of Sports Physical Therapy.
Colton Woody


Colton is a four year letterman on the varsity football team and lettered three years in varsity baseball. Colton is a member of DECA and the National Honor Society. He plans to attend the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and enter the ROTC Air Force Program. After he graduates he plans to become a nurse anesthetist.


Larry Johnston


Larry was a sophomore on the 1964 team that helped Maryville to their first Championship victory. He was a 1966 All American and was recruited by the University of Tennessee where he majored in Economics and Transportation. In 1970, he was Golden Gloves in boxing. Currently Larry involves himself in real estate Ventures.
Tyris Gilmore Jr.


Tyris is a two time Daily Times, Blout County Player of the Year. He was also News Sentinel Player of the Year. In addition, he is a 1992 Mr. Football Finalist and a two time “All State” selection. He continued his football career at Mississippi State University. In basketball, Tyris was three time “All State”, he was the district tournament MVP, “All State” tournament MVP and led Alcoa to the 1992 State Championship game.


The game was well-played and competitive throughout the first three quarters. Alcoa made three critical turnovers late in the game which gave Maryville the chance to take advantage, and the Rebels capitalized with three touchdowns off those turnovers. Maryville prevailed 42-24 in a fantastic rivalry game.