Admirals First Team Left Out of 2014 Playoffs

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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.


Admirals Lose To Maryville, 49-14

Tanner Thomas (1) runs for a big gain against Maryville. 10/302014. PHOTO CREDIT: Daryl Sullivan | The Daily Times
Tanner Thomas (1) runs for a big gain against Maryville. 10/30/2014. PHOTO CREDIT: Daryl Sullivan | The Daily Times

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.”



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Admirals Dominate William Blount, 63-31

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Davis Simmons(4), sacks William Blount quartback, Austin Myrick, in Farragut’s 63-31 win over the Governors. 10/24/2014 PHOTO: Carlos Reveiz,

Three straight victories and another big night from running back Tanner Thomas, Farragut’s playoff hopes are still alive.

The Admirals and Thomas ran roughshod at William Blount as the defending PrepXtra Offensive Player of the Week racked up 217



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Ads Roll Against Heritage, win 49-30

Admiral Defense stuff Heritage on 3rd Down, 10/10/2014. PHOTO CREDIT: CRfoto

Fog rolling in from the Foothills of the Smokies couldn’t slow Farragut High School’s offense or defense on Friday.

The Admirals forced four first-half turnovers and grabbed an early advantage thanks in part to junior running back Tanner Thomas, who finished with 165 rushing yards and three touchdowns, and ended a three-game losing skid with a 49-30 District 4-AAA victory over Heritage.

Farragut (2-5, 2-2) endured a thick fog over the field much of the game and, in addition to Thomas’ ground-and-pound attack, received solid production out of quarterback Jacob Naumoff, who threw for 213 yards and two scores.

Heritage (2-5, 1-3), which has lost four straight, had its offense rolling on its opening drive when a 76-yard bomb from Dustin Richardson to Devin Gardner led to a 1-yard touchdown run by Orlando Bledsoe.

But it was all downhill for the Mountaineers thereafter.

Heritage turned it over on its next four possessions with a fumble and three interceptions, and Farragut didn’t hesitate to capitalize.

“We just tried to simplify a few things tonight,” Admirals coach Eddie Courtney said. “It started up front where we were getting pretty good pressure. We had been giving up (turnovers) the past five games and tonight getting them helped us so much.”

The Admirals followed an Amon Johnson 4-yard touchdown run on their opening drive with a Tanner Thomas 1-yard scoring run early in the second.

Thomas punched it in again midway through the second, this time from 1-yard out, and the Admirals grabbed a 28-7 halftime advantage on a Naumoff 35-yard touchdown pass to Derek Williams.

“We had been disappointed the last few weeks with the way we played,” Courtney said. “But our kids hung in there and played hard.”

Naumoff’s 3-yard touchdown run on Farragut’s second-half opening drive put the game out of reach.

The Admirals grabbed a 49-7 lead late in the third when Naumoff connected with Franklin Stooksbury on a 28-yard strike but Heritage clawed back with three late touchdowns.


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Tough Night for the Ads, Lose to Hardin Valley

WR/S R.J. Stewart breaks a tackle after a reception against Hardin Valley, 10/3/2014. PHOTO CREDIT: CRfoto

Hawks downed Farragut, 41-17. Ryan Ferguson rushed for two touchdowns and roughly 180 yards for the Hawks.Farragut turned the ball over five times.Issac Aguero intercepted a Jacob Naumoff pass with 9 minutes, 54 seconds left in the third and returned it to the Farragut 7-yard line.Two plays later, Issiah scored on a 4-yard run for a 21-10 lead. He added an interception at the 4:51 mark in the third and then converted that turnover into points with a 6-yard touchdown run with 46 seconds left in the third.

HVA defensive back Dominique Amos nabbed his second interception of the night with 24.8 seconds left in the third. Ferguson scored from 67 yards out on the ensuing play, making the score 34-10.He rushed for 107 yards on seven carries in the third and had 174 yards on 21 carries entering the fourth quarter. Issiah Aguero, after missing the last two weeks with a high ankle sprain on his left ankle, punctuated his night with an 8-yard touchdown run with 6:44 to play.Farragut fell behind 14-0 after one quarter, but Carter Phillipy made a 50-yard field goal 15 seconds into the second quarter.

Naumoff got his arm warm for a bit, and Tanner Thomas added a 1-yard TD run with 7:41 left to make the score 14-10 at halftime.Heavy rains silenced both offenses the last 6 minutes of the half.

Now, Farragut must win its final four games

Admirals Lose Hard Fought Game Against Knox-West

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J-Bo Partin, 27, returns a kick against Knox-West on Sept. 19. PHOTO: WADE PAYNE, KNS

The Knox-West Rebels rolled up 457 rushing yards and beat host Farragut 49-30 in a District 4-AAA game.

West was led in rushing by senior quarterback Seth Marshall, who had 164 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. While, senior tailback Nathan Cottrell rushed for 153 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries for the Rebels.

Farragut’s Jacob Naumoff completed 27 of 43