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Admirals Tame The Bulldogs, Beat Bearden 31-14

Friday night’s matchup marked the 58th all-time meeting with annual rival Bearden, dating back to 1949.  It also marked Coach Courtney’s 250th game on the sidelines as head coach for the Admirals.

Wyatt Lucas intercepts a ball against Bearden on 10/13 PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The first quarter got underway and following a quick drive and Farragut punt, Bulldogs saw their first possession end with a Wyatt Lucas interception.  The Admirals, however, couldn’t take advantage of the opportunity and punted away again into Bearden territory.  The Bulldogs found a rhythm on offense, but their drive ended with a missed 24-yard FG.

Cade Burkey recovers a fumble against Bearden on 10/13 PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

On the ensuing possession, the Admirals again went three-and-out and punted.  This time the Bulldog returner couldn’t handle the kick and a Cade Burkey recovery setup the Farragut offense at their own 45.  After a 6-yard completion to Jacob Warren on 1st down, RB Isaiah Gibbs darted 49 yards around right end to the end zone to put the Admirals on the board first, 7-0 with 9:14 left in the first.

After a Bearden three-and-out, and a 56-yard Wyatt Lucas punt return, the Admirals started from the Bearden 11-yard line.  The Admirals could only muster one yard in three plays and Farragut settled for a 27-yard Daniel Bethel field goal that made it 10-0, Farragut, with 5:49 left in the 1st.  The kick was the freshman’s first field goal conversion in his career on only his second attempt for the season.

Alec Keathley and Neyland Harmon tackle the runner against Bearden on 10/13 PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Bulldogs would find their stride though, embarking on an 11-play, 80 TD drive that was capped off by a 15-yard TD pass.  Farragut’s offense started possession and after picking up two first downs, had to punt the ball away to Bearden.  The Bulldogs wasted little time moving the ball to the Admirals’ 25-yard line, but Wyatt Lucas ended the threat with his second interception of the first half.  The Admirals carried a 10-7 lead to the locker room at halftime.

The Admiral defense would come up big yet again on the first drive of the second half.  Senior LB Drew Butler stepped in front of the Bearden receiver forcing a deflection that landed right in the hands of fellow senior DB Griffen Swicegood.   Swicegood’s first INT of the season and seventh of his career setup the Admirals offense at Bearden’s 34-yard line.  The ensuing 6-play drive was capped off by a 4-yard Neyland Harmon touchdown run, extending the Admiral lead to 17-7 with 8:45 left in the 3rd.  The Bulldogs would answer again though, via a 12-play touchdown drive that made it 17-14 with 3:12 left in the 3rd.

Alex Williams sacks the quarterback against Bearden on 10/13 PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

On the ensuing drive, a Gavin Wilkinson to Braden Collins touchdown connection for 22 yards capped off a 10  play, 82 yard drive that put the Admirals ahead 23-14 with :29 left in the 3rd quarter.  RB Isaiah Gibbs would carry the ball on runs of 21, 10, and 17 yards to lead the Admirals on their touchdown drive.

On the following drive for the Bulldogs, Neyland Harmon’s tackle for loss on first down, an incompletion on second down, and Alex Williams’ sack on third down forced a Bulldogs’ punt on 4th and 20 from their own 17-yard line.

Isaiah Gibbs catches a pass against Bearden on 10/13 PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Farragut offense setup shop at their own 44-yard line, this time it only took 7 plays for the Admirals to find the end zone.  The drive started with WR Tanner Corum’s 16-yard catch and run into Bearden territory.  RB Isaiah Gibbs carried for 7 and 16 yards on back to back carries.  Following a misfire in the end zone and a sack, the Admirals found themselves facing 3rd-and-20.  Wilkinson would connect with Collins for 14 yards to set up the Admirals final touchdown.  Facing 4th-down-and-6, Gavin Wilkinson would hit Isaiah Gibbs for a 12-yard touchdown catch to extend the Admirals’ lead.  With 8:41 left to play, Farragut led 29-14.

Caleb Kuhn sacks the quarterback against Bearden on 10/13 PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

Senior LB Cade Burkey would sack the Bearden QB to end the following Bearden drive. After another quick drive by the offense and Griffen Swicegood punt, the Bulldogs had to play from their own 2-yard line.  Senior DE Nnamdi McSwine would force a holding penalty in the end zone resulting in a safety.  The Ads would conclude the scoring for the night and hang on to beat Bearden 31-14.

The Admirals improve to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in region play.  The Admirals will have a week off next week, which is a much welcomed by the players and coaches.  The Admirals will be back in action on Thursday night, October 26th, at Hardin Valley.

A special thanks to Carlos Reveiz and Ashley Wathen of CRFOTO for the action shots from the game.  Be sure to checkout CRFOTO.com every week for a full photo gallery from Friday’s game.  See a photo you like?  They are also available for purchase directly from his website.  Click here for this week’s photos.

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Farragut Falls to Dobyns-Bennett 42-34

Friday night at Dobyns-Bennett
PHOTO CREDIT: Ryan Siebe, @TheFHSprincipal

The Admirals traveled to Kingsport Friday night to take on the Indians of Dobyns- Bennett in a Region 1-6A matchup. The Indians came out strong scoring on their first possession on a 3 yard run. The Admirals couldn’t get anything going on offense and punted away to DB. The Indians would find the end zone on their next two drives, which made it 21-0 midway through the 2nd quarter.

PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Admiral offense found some life and scored on a 1 yard Isaiah Gibbs run to make it 21-7 with 4:24 left in the 2nd. Dobyns-Bennett again found the end-zone, this time via a 29 yard TD pass, making it 28-7 with just 1:03 left to play before halftime.

Braden Collins catches a TD pass against Dobyns-Bennett on 10/6. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Admirals responded by quickly driving the field and QB Gavin Wilkinson would find Braden Collins for a 34 yard TD pass. At half, the Indians led Farragut 28-14.

 

 

The Admirals received the opening kickoff of the 2nd half, but couldn’t convert on 3rd down and punted away.

Jacob Warren catches a pass against Dobyns-Bennett on 10/6. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Indians ran down the field and scored from 1 yard out on a fullback dive, putting the score at 35-14 with 8:58 left in the 3rd. The Farragut offense would find a spark on the ensuing drive, which was capped off by a 1 yard Isaiah Gibbs TD run. The Admirals trailed Dobyns-Bennett 35-21 with 5:52 to play in the 3rd.

Cade Burkey tackles the running back for a loss against Dobyns-Bennett on 10/6. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Admiral defense forced the first DB punt of the night on the next drive and gave way to the Admiral offense. Gavin Wilkinson again found Braden Collins, this time from 32 yard out, for the Admiral TD. After a bad hold, the XP try was not converted, so the Indians led Farragut 35-27. After trading possessions, the Indian offense found themselves in a familiar spot, the end zone, this time courtesy an 11 yard run. The touchdown put the Indians ahead 42-27.

Gavin Wilkinson rolls out and looks to pass against Dobyns-Bennett on 10/6. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Farragut offense was not finished yet however, as Gavin Wilkinson would find Braden Collins on their third touchdown connection of the night, this time for 55 yards. The Admirals couldn’t convert an onside kick or get a stop on defense after the touchdown. The Admirals fell to Dobyns-Bennett 42-34, snapping a 19 game win streak, the longest in school history.

The Admirals return home next Friday to host region rival Bearden at Bill Clabo Field.

 

A special thanks to Carlos Reveiz and Ashley Wathen of CRFOTO for the action shots from the game.  Be sure to checkout CRFOTO.com every week for a full photo gallery from Friday’s game.  See a photo you like?  They are also available for purchase directly from his website.  Click here for this week’s photos.

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Farragut Runs by Science Hill, 35-27

 

Seniors line up for the coin toss on Senior Night against Science Hill on 9/29. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

Friday night was senior night at Bill Clabo Field, even though there is one home game left on the schedule.  With a win over Science Hill, the Admirals took a big leg up on the race for the Region 1-6A championship.  The Admirals also looked to answers some questions offensively, after managing just 89 yards and no points last week against West.

The Admirals won the toss and elected to defer the option to the second half.

A fumble on the opening kickoff is recovered by Farragut against Science Hill on 9/29. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

Farragut would start fast, forcing a fumble on the opening kickoff, and recovered by the Admirals’ Hunter Shopovick at the Hilltopper 9-yard line.

Jake Evans carries for the Admiral TD against Science Hill on 9/29. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

Three plays later, QB Jake Evans would keep and run it in from 8 yards out to give the Admirals a 7-0 lead just over a minute into the 1st quarter.

The Admiral defense came out strong against a Science Hill offense that was averaging 42.4 points per game coming into the contest.  After a Neyland Harmon and Keenan TerHark sack on 3rd and 5, special teams again would go the way of the Admirals.  A snap over the Science Hill punter’s head would allow the Admirals to take charge at the Hilltopper 37-yard line.

The Admirals offensive line pushes the Science Hill defensive line off the ball on 9/29. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Admiral ground game again came up big, marching 37 yards to the end zone, ending with a 5-yard Kyle Carter TD run that put the Admirals ahead 14-0 with 4:47 left to play in the 1st quarter.

The Admiral defense would take the field on their next series and forced a chance at a 4th-down stop from midfield.  Toppers’ QB Jaylan Adams would take the snap from under center, with the Admirals’ defense stopping the initial surge, Adams backed up and found a crease on the outside and carried for a 51-yard Topper touchdown and cut the Admirals’ lead in half, 14-7.

Isaiah Gibbs dives for the Admiral TD against Science Hill on 9/29. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

On the Admirals’ next series, the offense would again march into the Toppers’ red zone covering 76 yards in eight plays.  An apparent Isaiah Gibbs TD run was nullified by a penalty and the Admirals were forced into a 4th and goal from the 24-yard line.  Jake Evans’ pass would fall incomplete in the back of the end zone.

Science Hill moved the ball across midfield but were forced to punt the ball away.  The QB Adams would take the snap on 4th-and-7 and attempt a quick kick that sailed off the side of his foot.  The play resulted in a 5-yard net punt and gave the Admirals the ball at their own 34-yard line.

Farragut would again march down the field thanks to their ground game with Gibbs and Carter ripping off yardage in big chunks.  Isaiah would find the end zone again, and this time the score would remain on the board.  The Admirals were up 21-7 with just over 2 minutes remaining before halftime.

Science Hill would capitalize on a big kickoff return into Farragut territory on their next possession.  The Toppers’ offense marched 38 yards in 7 plays to cut the lead again after a short TD run.  The extra point attempt was no good, and the Admirals found themselves with a 21-13 lead at halftime.

Farragut received the opening kickoff, but failed to convert on 3rd-down and punted away to the Hilltoppers.  Science Hill found success on their opening drive of the second half.  Adams’ found a receiver deep in Admirals’ territory on 3rd-down and long.  Admiral defenders Wyatt Lucas and Andrew Williams had good position on the play yet the talented Hilltopper was able to come down with the catch.  Science Hill would finish the drive and add a 2-point conversion to tie the game at 21-all with 6:41 to play in the 3rd quarter.

Farragut again punted the ball away on their next possession after picking up one first down.  Science Hill would march into field goal range before being stopped on third down.  The 42-yard attempt would sail wide right leaving the score tied at 21-21 nearing the close of the third quarter.

The Admirals would begin the possession the ball on their own 20-yard line.  Carter and Gibbs again would take command of the offense behind the strong play of the offensive line.

Kyle Carter carries for the Admiral TD against Science Hill on 9/29. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The offense rushed for 76 yards on the drive, punctuated by Kyle Carter’s touchdown from 4 yards out to put Farragut ahead 28-21 with 9:27 left to play.

Science Hill retuned the ensuing kickoff to the Farragut 45-yard line where their offense took over with just over 9 minutes to play in the game.

Jacob Warren comes up with a big tackle for loss against Science Hill on 9/29. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Hilltoppers found the end zone again after a 7-play drive.  A penalty on the scoring play would back the Toppers’ up on the extra point attempt, and the 35-yard try would again sail wide right leaving the score at 28-27 in favor of Farragut with 7:44 to play in the game.

Again, the powerful Farragut offense took over at their own 20-yard line, looking to put the game away with a long touchdown drive.  The Admiral offense did just that, embarking on a 13-play 80-yard touchdown drive that took 7:34 off the clock.

The Admirals offensive line clears the way against Science Hill on 9/29. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The drive was capped off by Kyle Carter, who found the end zone for the third time on a 1-yard run that saw LB Drew Butler and RB Isaiah Gibbs clear the way for Carter’s score.  The Admirals would hold on to the to beat the Hilltoppers 35-27, in an important region 1-6A contest. The Farragut offense answered the call from last week’s disappointing performance, gaining 354 yards and 23 first downs, with 272 yards gained on the ground.

The Admirals travel to Kingsport next Friday to take on Dobyns-Bennett in another important region game.

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A special thanks to Carlos Reveiz and Ashley Wathen of CRFOTO for the action shots from the game.  Be sure to checkout CRFOTO.com every week for a full photo gallery from Friday’s game.  See a photo you like?  They are also available for purchase directly from his website.  Click here for this week’s photos.

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Defense Carries Farragut Over West, 14-9

 

The Admiral defense comes up with a big third down stop against West on 9/22. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

Defense was the name of the game on Friday night as the Admirals hosted the Rebels of West.  Farragut’s offense struggled to find it’s rhythm all night.  The Admiral defense, however, was clicking on all cylinders. Except for a long touchdown pass after a Farragut turnover, the Admiral defense was stellar when it mattered most. The Rebel offense was stymied all night, struggling to find itself with it’s third string quarterback.

Neyland Harmon recovers a fumble against West on 9/22. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Admirals found themselves with several chances in Rebel territory, but were unable to capitalize.  The Admirals’ offense was just 1-of-10 on third down conversions, and 1-of-4 on fourth down for the game.

The star of the night though, was undoubtedly, Alex Williams.  The senior outside linebacker scored on two interception returns for a touchdown, for 35 and 49 yards respectively.  Williams also had two tackles for loss that played key roles in stopping Rebel drives in Farragut territory.  When the clocked showed 0:00, the Admirals found themselves with their 18th consecutive victory, 14-9 over the West Rebels.

Other stellar performers in the game include: senior LB Cade Burkey (20 tackles, 11 solo, INT), junior DE Caleb Kuhn (12 tackles, including 3 sacks, forced fumble), and junior OLB Neyland Harmon (9 tackles, fumble recovery).  Junior CB Wyatt Lucas added a final interception to seal the victory for the Admirals.  Farragut finished the game forcing five turnovers to only one for the Admiral offense.

The Admirals return to region play next week, as they host the Hilltoppers of Science Hill at Bill Clabo Field.  The Toppers and the Admirals haven’t met since 2013, and this game will most certainly give the winning team the upper hand in the race for the Region 1-6A championship hunt.

A special thanks to Carlos Reveiz and Ashley Wathen of CRFOTO for the action shots from the game.  Be sure to checkout CRFOTO.com every week for a full photo gallery from Friday’s game.  See a photo you like?  They are also available for purchase directly from his website.  Click here for this week’s photos.

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Admirals Sail Past Jefferson County, 33-6

Farragut won its’ 17th consecutive game on Friday night, breaking the school record for longest win streak set by coach Ken Sparks’ Admirals from 1977-1978.  Farragut tied that mark last week, riding a streak that spans into last season.

The Admirals came out with guns blazing, as Gavin Wilkinson connected with Jacob Warren for 46 yards and a touchdown on the third play from scrimmage.

Jacob Warren shoves a would be tackler en route to a touchdown against Jefferson County on 9/15. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Admirals found themselves leading 6-0 with less than 40 seconds off the clock in the opening quarter. When the Admiral defense took the field, senior linebacker Drew Butler made a little history of his own.  On the third play of the series, Butler recorded his first tackle of the game, his 344th career tackle, and surpassed former Admiral Nick Reveiz as the all-time leader for career tackles in Farragut history.

The Admirals defense get a big stop against Jefferson County on 9/15. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The defense would go on to force a punt three plays later, and give the ball back to the Farragut offense.  Three big drops would plague the offense and the Admirals were forced to punt after picking up one first down.  The Admiral defense remained stout, forcing a three and out on the Patriots’ ensuing possession. The Patriots and Admirals then traded punts for almost the remainder of the first half.

Isaiah Gibbs carries for a touchdown against Jefferson County on 9/15. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Admirals found a spark on offense late in the 2nd quarter, when a 57-yard run by Isaiah Gibbs got the Admirals inside the red zone. Gibbs would score three plays later on a 3-yard carry, which extended the Admiral lead to 12-0 with at halftime.

Jefferson County began the second half receiving the second half kickoff, and the Admiral defense came up big again.  After a couple of first downs by the Patriots’ run game, the interior of the defensive line would force a turnover on downs after a stop on 4th-and-1 near midfield.

Neyland Harmon records a sack against Jefferson County on 9/15. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Admirals would not capitalize initially, as a Wilkinson pass would be intercepted on the first play of the series.  Neyland Harmon and Anthony Lawson would combine for a 10-yard sack on first down that would lead to another Jefferson County 3-and-out.

Braden Collins catches a pass against Jefferson County on 9/15. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Admirals’ offense embarked on a 10-play, 53-yard drive, that was capped off by a 7-yard Wilkinson to Braden Collins touchdown pass.  Isaiah Gibbs’ conversion run would bump the Admirals’ lead to 20-0 with 3:03 left in the 3rd quarter.

After another 3-and-out by the Admiral defense, Farragut setup shop at their own 27-yard line.

Isaiah Gibbs carries for a touchdown against Jefferson County on 9/15. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

The Admirals’ would drive into Patriots’ territory with strong runs from Gibbs and Josh Moses, along with timely passing.  On the first play of the 4th quarter, Gibbs would cap off the drive scoring from 8 yards out.  With 7 seconds off the clock in the 4th, the Admirals lead the Patriots, 26-0.

Jake Evans carries for a long touchdown run against Jefferson County on 9/15. PHOTO CREDIT: Carlos Reveiz/Ashley Wathen, CRFOTO.com

 

After another 4th down stop,  the Admirals took over at their own 36-yard line.  QB Jake Evans would keep the ball on first down and sprint 64 yards for the Admiral touchdown.  Dalton Halliburton’s try was good and Farragut had extended the lead to 33-0 with 9:27 left in the game.  The Admirals were looking for their second shutout in as many weeks, but a blocked punt would give the Patriots the ball at the Admirals’ 5-yard line.  The Patriots went on to score three plays later on a 5-yard run to close out the scoring.  When the final horn sounded, the Admirals had beaten the Patriots 33-6 and improved their record to 5-0 overall, 2-0 in Region 1-6A.

With the 17th straight win, the Admirals broke a 40-year old school record for the longest win streak, set during the 1977-78 seasons when Ken Sparks roamed the Farragut sideline.

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A special thanks to Carlos Reveiz and Ashley Wathen of CRFOTO for the action shots from the game.  Be sure to checkout CRFOTO.com every week for a full photo gallery from Friday’s game.  See a photo you like?  They are also available for purchase directly from his website.  Click here for this week’s photos.

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