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Old 12-05-2010, 05:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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It actually starts a lot earlier than middle school. The Smyrna Parade I was at today I saw Peewee State Champs 5-6, AAA State Champs 11-12 yeat olds, CCC State Champs-7-8 year olds and C State Champs-lower division-State Champs.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Norwood Middle School in Oliver Springs has a pretty good ms team, has only had a program for 3 years won a championship in its second year. They ran a spread offense this year and the QB passed for over 1300 yards and 18 TD passes and had a RB run for over 1400 yards. the 09 team championship team ran a pro style offense and had a rb rush for over 2000 yards and 24 td's and the qb passed for over 800 yards. The RB Austin West started at OSHS as a freshman playing slot rec. and some rb had a pretty good year, the kid will play at the next level.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:51 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Springfield Jr high is usually pretty tough
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Knox Fulton's 12-14 year old program is pretty good. They've gone to a couple of national tournaments, and nearly won one or two.
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:48 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I know it isn't high school, but I was wondering about some of the better middle school programs. I would also know what kind of system they run if you happen to know.

I know that Oneida and Huntsville both have great programs in my area.
I know when I lived in Kentucky we played Oneida and Huntsville in middle school. Oneida beat us 28-0 in our "good year" and Huntsville beat us 74-0 the year before that when we went 0-8 or 0-10 however many games you play in a season. Huntsville was just awesome.
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Old 12-11-2010, 03:58 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I know when I lived in Kentucky we played Oneida and Huntsville in middle school. Oneida beat us 28-0 in our "good year" and Huntsville beat us 74-0 the year before that when we went 0-8 or 0-10 however many games you play in a season. Huntsville was just awesome.

Coach Diggs was an amazing coach at Huntsville.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:15 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I coach at Jefferson Middle School in Jefferson City (1st year). JMS has won more conference championships than any other middle school in the state. We've won 6 of the last 8. We went 7-1 this year and won the conference. Our conference consists of the Morristown schools, another Jeff Co. school, and Rutledge. We averaged over 30 points while allowing less than 12. Our offensive system was based around our QB amd his stregnths (granted he was a transfer from Sevier County). We ran a lot out of Flex, I and Split Backs...a lot of veer and mid-line tendencies. Our RB rushed for 1,003 yards (including a 319 yard game) and our QB ran for over 700.

JMS has had some notable athletes...Ricky Upton @ Penn St, Todd Collins (2 Superbowl Rings) and Jeff Jennings a few years ago @ Vandy. A few other guys had some walk-on oppurtunities. Our HS program should be much better, but baseball is king around here. We'll have Jermaine Copeland's son next year.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:07 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Coach Diggs was an amazing coach at Huntsville.
Is he still alive? I remember watching him get after his players in the pre-game and was glad he wasn't my coach lol...but then again he won all the time so maybe that was a good thing.
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:50 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Most middle schools play lousy schedules so those conference championships are good for the kids / school but not as good (in terms of determining the true strength of team) so saying a school wins championships year after year in middle school but can't win in high school isnt comparing apples to apples b/c of scheduling. Don't want to put names out here but some teams in past have been conf champs / runner-ups and been DRUBBED by teams from other conferences in pre-season scrimmages. M.B.A. and Brentwood Academy Middle Schools have the best two M.S. programs BAR NONE according to my middle school football source they've both beat one of East Tenn's annual best (Knox Fulton) the last two years.

It'd be nice if M.S. ball was better (more competitive) in our state b/c it would make the H.S. ball better. Some middle schools play 5-6 games and call that a season (and usually only one of those are tough games).

In East Tenn (Maryville and Knox Fulton) probably are the most consistently best programs (year after year) but they never get to play or scrimmage although I've heard Alcoa / Fulton scrimmage annaully w/ Fulton having upper hand more times than not. My source also told me Knox Fulton plays arguably the toughest middle school schedule in state (MBA, Brentwood Academy, Bell Co KY, Knox Catholic, Farragut, Powell, CAK, also travels to Atlanta, GA for big weekend jamboree) they play all them and scrimmage Knox Webb, Alcoa & Clinton...

Maryville Middle Football Website: http://www.maryvillecityschools.k12....sectionid=673&

Knox Fulton 8th Grade Website: Knoxville Falcons - 7th & 8th Grade Football Website - (Knoxville, TN) - powered by LeagueLineup.com

I checked these two out pretty impressive...

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I also hear there is now an Middle School All-Star Game featuring kids from Tenn / KY. If I hear / learn more of this I'll share...

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Most middle schools play lousy schedules so those conference championships are good for the kids / school but not as good (in terms of determining the true strength of team) so saying a school wins championships year after year in middle school but can't win in high school isnt comparing apples to apples b/c of scheduling. Don't want to put names out here but some teams in past have been conf champs / runner-ups and been DRUBBED by teams from other conferences in pre-season scrimmages. M.B.A. and Brentwood Academy Middle Schools have the best two M.S. programs BAR NONE according to my middle school football source they've both beat one of East Tenn's annual best (Knox Fulton) the last two years.

It'd be nice if M.S. ball was better (more competitive) in our state b/c it would make the H.S. ball better. Some middle schools play 5-6 games and call that a season (and usually only one of those are tough games).

In East Tenn (Maryville and Knox Fulton) probably are the most consistently best programs (year after year) but they never get to play or scrimmage although I've heard Alcoa / Fulton scrimmage annaully w/ Fulton having upper hand more times than not. My source also told me Knox Fulton plays arguably the toughest middle school schedule in state (MBA, Brentwood Academy, Bell Co KY, Knox Catholic, Farragut, Powell, CAK, also travels to Atlanta, GA for big weekend jamboree) they play all them and scrimmage Knox Webb, Alcoa & Clinton...

Maryville Middle Football Website: Football - Bulldog Football Home

Knox Fulton 8th Grade Website: Knoxville Falcons - 7th & 8th Grade Football Website - (Knoxville, TN) - powered by LeagueLineup.com

I checked these two out pretty impressive...

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

I also hear there is now an Middle School All-Star Game featuring kids from Tenn / KY. If I hear / learn more of this I'll share...
Make no mistake, Maryville Middle could play with anyone in the state, esp. the past 2 teams.

Knox Co. is fairly messed up because the teams aren't through the schools but through parks and rec. It's hard the gauge exactly how good the teams are because of that.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:50 PM   #28 (permalink)
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knox county football would be greatly improved if every high school fed exclusively from specific middle schools. bearden middle kids, for example, are distributed to at least 2 different high schools, maybe more with the unusual redistricting and opening of hardin valley.
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Make no mistake, Maryville Middle could play with anyone in the state, esp. the past 2 teams.

Knox Co. is fairly messed up because the teams aren't through the schools but through parks and rec. It's hard the gauge exactly how good the teams are because of that.
I'm sure Maryville could compete at least - it would be nice to see them play some of the other better programs in the state. I know there middle school conference is pretty weak so its hard to gauge how good there team really is (although they can't control how weak there conference is).

Knox Co isn't thru the schools but MOST kids play on the team of where there going to HS and most 8th Grade teams are ran no different than the middle schools team across the state. I know alot of Knox Co 8th Grade teams play out-lying county schools Farragut 8th Grade has on there website they beat Lenoir City Middle 25-6, Farragut finished 6-4 in Knox Co and LC won there conference. I think Webb & CAK play Knox Co teams as well. Some middle schools in Knox Co send kids to 4-5 different high schools (i.e. Northwest, Bearden & Holston Middle Schools) kids go every which way its crazy. IMO Knox Co 8th Grade league is the most competitive league in East Tenn but I guess it should be considering they have the most teams and biggest city population in East Tenn.
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I'm sure Maryville could compete at least - it would be nice to see them play some of the other better programs in the state. I know there middle school conference is pretty weak so its hard to gauge how good there team really is (although they can't control how weak there conference is).

Knox Co isn't thru the schools but MOST kids play on the team of where there going to HS and most 8th Grade teams are ran no different than the middle schools team across the state. I know alot of Knox Co 8th Grade teams play out-lying county schools Farragut 8th Grade has on there website they beat Lenoir City Middle 25-6, Farragut finished 6-4 in Knox Co and LC won there conference. I think Webb & CAK play Knox Co teams as well. Some middle schools in Knox Co send kids to 4-5 different high schools (i.e. Northwest, Bearden & Holston Middle Schools) kids go every which way its crazy. IMO Knox Co 8th Grade league is the most competitive league in East Tenn but I guess it should be considering they have the most teams and biggest city population in East Tenn.
Knox Co. is crazy. When I lived in Knoxville I had a chance to help coach one of the Farragut 6th grad teams but just didn't have time.

Maryville typically plays Webb OOC, but I wouldn't mind seeing them play Fulton or Farragut's feeder team (if they can, not sure of the school system rules regarding that). No doubt other than Alcoa and Sevier Co. their conference is weak, but like you said, what can you really do?
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