The East Tennessee Football Conference celebrated another successful season with a pair of games on Championship Saturday at Maryville High School.

The middle school league features six teams, and four of them advanced to Saturday’s finales.

The championship game pitted Maryville and Sevier County with Sevier County scoring a 46-40 victory.

William Blount and Heritage faced off in the consolation game, and William Blount won 30-12.

William Blount got off to a strong start when Cason Workman rushed for more than 150 yards and three touchdowns in the first half. Quarterback Nathan Clemmer also scored a first-half touchdown for William Blount.

Logan Lawhorn and Navaar Macdonald-Risner stood out as William Blount’s top defensive players.

Heritage began the season with 13 players but built the roster to 36 players by the end of the season. The Mountaineers relied heavily on quarterback Wesley Deck, running back Dusty Reza and wide receivers Braden Cooper and Riley Napier to get them to Championship Saturday.

Sevier County won its first ETFC championship thanks in large part to Harmon twins Braylon and Jaylon. Braylon scored two rushing touchdowns and two two-point conversions and threw the winning touchdown pass to Jaylon. Jaylon had three receiving touchdowns.

Sevier County quarterback Mason Phillips passed for 201 yards and three touchdowns and scored one rushing touchdown.

Maryville was led by running back Gage LaDue and wide receiver Sam Young.

“I am very proud of both the MJHS and SCMS football teams,” Maryville coach Jay Malone said in a statement. “It was truly one of the best Conference Championship games of all time.”

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.