The 2014 Admirals had a total of four different players selected to five separate award lists. Senior OL Nate Gilliam, a 2015 Wake Forest commit, was the most selected player, being named to four separate lists, most notable being selected to the 2014 6A Class 6A All-State Team, the premier list of players in the largest football classification in Tennessee.
Admiral Nate Gilliam, a class of 2015 3-Star Wake Forest commit and 2014 District 4-AAA Offensive Lineman of the Year, has been selected to play in the 2014 Toyota East vs. West All Star game on Friday, December 12th.
While there was still hope Friday night that the Admirals would be in the 2014 playoffs, a couple of games that needed to go Farragut’s way ended up not doing so. So as the brackets were released this morning, the Admirals found themselves as the 33rd team in the 6A ranking, where only 32 teams make it in. There will be more reflection on the season in coming days.
The Admirals will miss the Class 6A playoffs for 2014, final record will finish at 4-6… Ads were 1 of first 2 teams left out #AlwaysAttack
Farragut will have to wait until Saturday morning to see if its season will continue.
Maryville scored six touchdowns in the first half en route to a 49-14 win over Farragut on Thursday night at Jim Renfro Stadium.
It was the Rebels’ 25th straight win overall and 98th in a row in district play, and it was Quarles’ 218th victory. The most poignant numbers, though, were on the halftime stat sheet. After two quarters, the Rebels had 42 points, and the Admirals had just 42 offensive yards.
Farragut running back Tanner Thomas finished with 126 yards and two touchdowns, but 86 of those yards and both scores came after halftime
The Rebels were forced to punt on their opening drive, but scored touchdowns on their next six possessions. Kelby Brock caught a 49-yard pass from Tyler Vaught to start the scoring, and Austin Ensley and Bryce Miller connected for touchdown passes of 22 and 16 yards.
Dylan Shinsky (1 yard) and Christian Markham (4) scored on rushes in the second quarter, sandwiching a 23-yard interception return by Cameron Russell. Russell’s score marked Maryville’s fifth straight game with a defensive touchdown.
Farragut finished the regular season firmly on the playoff bubble. If the TSSAA includes the Admirals when it announces its 32-team playoff field on Saturday morning, Farragut could very well face Maryville in the first round.
“If they give us the opportunity to accomplish one of our goals, to make the playoffs, we’ll be excited about it,” Farragut coach Eddie Courtney said. “We’ll take the shot if we get a chance at it.”
The Week 10 game at Maryville has been moved to Thursday, October 30th at 7:30. Due to Halloween night and several City of Maryville events, the Maryville game has been moved to better accommodate game traffic. The game will still be played at 7:30 PM.