Teams fight for playoff positions in the final week of high school football

11:38 PM, Oct 26, 2012   |    comments
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There was plenty to play for in the final week of high school football.

Maryville and Lenoir City squared off with the District 4-AAA championship on the line.

The Rebels jumped out to an early 14-0, then Logan Winders hit Cody Carroll on a wide receiver reverse pass to extend the lead to 21. T.J. Kimble caught a touchdown toss from Nick Myers to make it 28-0 at the half.

Maryville scored again on its first possession of the second half to start the running clock and then put the backups in the game and cruised to a 42-7 win. The district championship is Maryville's 12th in a row.

The IMAC (2-AAA) runner-up spot was up for grabs with three teams vying for the position.

Jefferson County used its tough defense and pounding running game to take a 10-0 victory over South-Doyle. 

With South-Doyle losing, Morristown West claimed the IMAC runner-up spot by taking down Seymour 55-15.

Jay Cade put on a show while leading Gibbs to a 21-18 win over Austin-East. The Eagles ensured a playoff berth with the win.

Several other teams needed wins to give themselves a chance of getting into the playoffs:

Central was without star running back JaJuan Stinson but still managed to pull out a 34-14 win over Halls.

Anderson County quarterback Micah Hodge played despite dislocating his knee last week and led the Mavericks to a 45-7 victory against rival Clinton.

Catholic was eliminated in a 24-0 shutout loss to Bearden. Josh Walls carried the load for the Bulldogs at running back.

Hardin Valley did their part by beating Karns 35-14.

Gatlinburg-Pittman secured the District 3-AA runner-up position with a 29-20 win against rival Pigeon Forge.

Rockwood cemented its place in the 2A playoffs by pounding Midway 35-0.

Oliver Springs fell short against Williamsburg, Ky. and will miss the playoffs.

Farragut and William Blount were playing for pride as both schools knew they wouldn't reach the postseason. An early 67-yard touchdown run by Lane Bloom sparked the Govs to a 25-22 win.

The Admirals snap their streak of eight straight playoff trips.

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