Nov
22
11:53 am 2014

Looking back and looking forward.

When everything works out.

Nov
22
4:54 am 2014

Rebel Nation.Thank You!

To the Cheerleaders of West. Thank you!

Rebel Nation at it’s finest hour! Read More...
Nov
22
3:24 am 2014

One last surprise. South Doyle Forever!

The view from above!

The legendary student section! Read More...
Nov
20
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.
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Nov
19
8:48 pm 2014

Knox County Schools Security Chief Attendance Prediction of West vs. South Doyle.

Special thanks to the professionalism and professional courtesy of Chief Paidousis.  I sent him an email earlier requesting his professional opinion/guess/prediction and here is his answer. Read More...

Nov
17
11:24 pm 2014

The clarion bell has rung. I hear, see, and feel that feedback from “Rebel Nation” has merit on many levels. One email will have me looking not just at football games, but life differently. The most persuasive written words come from a student named E. (withholding full name unless I get permission to use full name.) Read More...

Nov
16
9:55 am 2014

A crowd sourcing article for South Doyle

I am offering a crowd source article. Sorry I can’t offer any money, but I can offer you a voice. The final copy must have the approval of my publisher and my editor. It will appear on this blog. I want to know what you think. This is open to everyone.  I will only be including first names.  Unless it is a parent or I have parent permission. I have written in detail about the South Doyle community. However, now I would like to give the South Doyle community an opportunity to write in detail about their experience. Again this is open to everyone. Read More...

Nov
16
9:36 am 2014

Community crowd sourcing an article for the Rebels!

The Rebels have a very loyal dedicated core. I have covered multiple games. But, I want to go further. A member of the Rebel community has made a very compelling discussion that maybe I am underestimating the passion of the fan base.Blowout games being part of the reason.  So to the Rebel community. I am offering a crowd source article. Sorry I can’t offer any money, but I can offer you a voice. The final copy must have the approval of my publisher and my editor. It will appear on this blog. I want to know what you think. This is open to everyone.  I will only be including first names.  Unless it is a parent or I have parent permission. Read More...

Nov
15
11:42 am 2014
Nov
11
12:03 pm 2014

Volunteer Knoxville Recruiting for the KaBOOM! Playground Build for The Muse of Knoxville

Volunteer Knoxville is helping the Muse of Knoxville recruit more than 200 volunteers to help build a KaBOOM! Playground in Chilhowee Park. Read More...