7:35 pm 2014

Busy week for government bids in Knoxville

This week we have two high profile bid deadlines. Read More...

3:15 pm 2014
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11:08 am 2014

Donation information for bus accident victims

Individuals, companies or organizations wishing to assist with donations or other philanthropic efforts in memory of the victims of Tuesday’s bus accident may do so in the following ways: Read More...

1:30 pm 2014

The top ten security features on my Android cellphone

With hacking becoming an everyday issue, I am taking a proactive approach. I am trying to create a more secure phone.  Of course, nothing is totally secure. If a foreign country is going to target your phone, odds are they will probably succeed. Here is what I have on my android Samsung Galaxy 3 phone. Read More...

11:53 am 2014

Looking back and looking forward.

When everything works out.

4:54 am 2014

Rebel Nation.Thank You!

To the Cheerleaders of West. Thank you!

Rebel Nation at it’s finest hour!
3:24 am 2014

One last surprise. South Doyle Forever!

The view from above!

The legendary student section!
9:19 am 2014

Pregame Analysis by Steve Williams of West vs. South Doyle

By Steve Williams
It’s not all that rare, but it is special when two local teams from the same county collide deep in the state high school football playoffs.
This Friday night, unbeaten South-Doyle and once-beaten West will square off in such a game.
And a state championship could be on the horizon for the survivor of this Class 5A quarterfinal showdown.
It’s that big.
The two Knox County powers will tangle at South-Doyle’s Billy K. Nicely Memorial Stadium. An overflow crowd is expected, says Clark Duncan, South-Doyle’s head coach and athletic director.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The game will be televised on WVLT.
The Cherokees (12-0) earned the No. 1 seed and home field advantage by winning the District 2-AAA championship. The Rebels (11-1) received the No. 2 seed by finishing second behind perennial state power Maryville in District 4-AAA.
West hasn’t lost since bowing to Maryville 31-16 in its second game.
The two teams have arrived at this juncture on much different paths.
West, under Coach Scott Cummings, has been in state title contention three of the past four seasons, including a 28-27 loss to Henry County in last season’s championship game.
Duncan came out of coaching retirement six years ago to rebuild the South-Doyle program. It’s been a long climb – from 0-10 in 2009 to 10-0 this season.
The two teams have at least one similarity in that each has a running back that’s committed to a major college – West’s Nathan Cottrell (Georgia Tech) and South-Doyle’s Jocquez Bruce (Tennessee) – and outstanding quarterbacks.– Seth Marshall for the Rebels and Brody Rollins for the Cherokees.
Both teams also boast strong supporting casts.
 Sonny Moore’s Computer Power Ratings have West favored by 11 points.