One moved on down the road to Cookeville and two were forced to take an earlier exit than hoped Friday in the quarterfinals of the TSSAA playoffs.
Alcoa put up a tremendous fight but couldn’t replicate the magic of the season-ending 3-point win over Christian Academy of Knoxville. The pair that had flipped No. 1 and No. 2 in the state standings all season, met for the 16th time in eight seasons and CAK now stands 2-6 in the postseason collisions that the last seven times have produced the eventual state champion.