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I'm a 1966 grad from here. Cyclones two big games are the opener with Science Hill which they beat for the 1st time last year in 9 years and Greeneville. They also have a game with Region 2 William Blount. Hoping they Cyclone finish no worse than 8-2 in regular season. Beating Science Hill and Greeneville would be huge! First game is tomorrow night in Johnson City-GO CYCLONES!
 
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I'm a 1966 grad from here. Cyclones two big games are the opener with Science Hill which they beat for the 1st time last year in 9 years and Greeneville. They also have a game with Region 2 William Blount. Hoping they Cyclone finish no worse than 8-2 in regular season. Beating Science Hill and Greeneville would be huge! First game is tomorrow night in Johnson City-GO CYCLONES!
'78 grad from Bristol, Tennessee High. My strongest associations with Elizabethton are of course Mr. Witten, but also the '72 team that came the closest of anyone that year to beating THS - 21-15, saved by a late interception in the end zone. By far the best team we played. It was really a shame we were in same conference - THS won the state championship game running away, 39-6 that year - Elizabethton was a mile better than anyone we played in the playoffs.
 
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'78 grad from Bristol, Tennessee High. My strongest associations with Elizabethton are of course Mr. Witten, but also the '72 team that came the closest of anyone that year to beating THS - 21-15, saved by a late interception in the end zone. By far the best team we played. It was really a shame we were in same conference - THS won the state championship game running away, 39-6 that year - Elizabethton was a mile better than anyone we played in the playoffs.

'92 Viking grad here - wasn't that '72 team voted the National Champion as well? I remember seeing the trophy. I believe the '71 team finished 2nd in the national rankings, tied with Alexandria, VA - the real team from 'Remember the Titans'... many of those Viking players went on to be Vols.
 
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'92 Viking grad here - wasn't that '72 team voted the National Champion as well? I remember seeing the trophy. I believe the '71 team finished 2nd in the national rankings, tied with Alexandria, VA - the real team from 'Remember the Titans'... many of those Viking players went on to be Vols.
That is correct on '72 team. I don't remember the ranking for '71.

Bavid Bibee was the QB and he signed with Tennessee. Great athlete, but he didn't take the reigns. A slightly younger guy from that time was Greg Jones, TE and LB for THS, started at MLB for the Vols and was a favorite of mine. Guy was a beast along side Andy Spiva in '76 and '77. Twice had 25 total tackles in a game (Bama and Vandy) and had something like 17 or 19 individuals in those games.

George Heath was the fullback and played at Virginia Tech (along with David Lamie who was the QB a couple years later). There were many other great players on the team, but i don't remember if they had college careers. That was quite a time for a junior high football enthusiast to be in Bristol.
 
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I'm a 1966 grad from here. Cyclones two big games are the opener with Science Hill which they beat for the 1st time last year in 9 years and Greeneville. They also have a game with Region 2 William Blount. Hoping they Cyclone finish no worse than 8-2 in regular season. Beating Science Hill and Greeneville would be huge! First game is tomorrow night in Johnson City-GO CYCLONES!
I bet that you remember or know my old friend Johnny Mills.
 
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'92 Viking grad here - wasn't that '72 team voted the National Champion as well? I remember seeing the trophy. I believe the '71 team finished 2nd in the national rankings, tied with Alexandria, VA - the real team from 'Remember the Titans'... many of those Viking players went on to be Vols.
I remember when THS was awarded National Champion in football! Beating Science Hill and DB was a feat! They were probably the best two programs in the Big 7.
 
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Cyclones won 28-20 in Johnson City. Hopefully be undefeated when we play Greeneville on 18 Oct. Haven't heard much about William Blount (scheduled for 4 Oct-a Region 2 team. Next game for EHS is 6 Sept away at Sullivan East.
 
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Sure do! Johnny was a Senior when I was a freshman. Spurrier was a Senior at SHHS. David, Johnny's brother, was in some of my classes. Johnny was a good basketball player too!
I saw Mills every week for a few years when I was a wholesale customer of his greenhouse business. He ran a weekly route during the first few months of every year. Do you know if the greenhouses are still open, or has he retired? I think his wife's name is Carla. She worked there, too.

I remember seeing Spurrier at playing at Science Hill when I was in either the 8th or 9th grade, and also Billy Justis at Fulton.
 

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