Several Admirals Selected to Post Season Awards Lists

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Senior OL Nate Gilliam
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Junior Kicker Carter Phillipy
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Junior RB Tanner Thomas
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Sophomore Punter Joe Doyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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, crfoto.com

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