Susan Moore and Pennington sweep jamboree

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

J.B. Pennington’s Mitchell Doyle struggles for yards after catching a pass.

J.B. Pennington’s Mitchell Doyle struggles for yards after catching a pass.


All six schools in the Blount County system got together for the annual Blount County Spring Jamboree, held on Susan Moore’s Larry “Pod” Patterson Field. After two nights of play, J.B. Pennington and Susan Moore emerged undefeated.

Playing on Thursday evening, Pennington opened up the jamboree with a 14-8 victory over Appalachian. Appalachian then fell by the same 14-8 margin to Cleveland. Pennington then returned to the field and picked up a close 7-6 win over Cleveland.

Friday night, it appeared the offenses came to play. Susan Moore defeated Hayden 21-14 in the opener then Locust Fork knocked off Hayden 21-8. In the final game of the night, Susan Moore took advantage of some costly Hornet turnovers to pull away for a 21-0 victory.

Appalachian’s Jake Cornelius looks for room as Cleveland’s Fabian Cervantes closes in.

Appalachian’s Jake Cornelius looks for room as Cleveland’s Fabian Cervantes closes in.


The jamboree marked the debut of Blount County’s two newest head football coaches – Steven Kerby at Hayden and Mark O’Bryant at Cleveland

Teams will now head into their summer conditioning programs before returning for fall practice the first week of August. The season opener for local schools will be either Aug. 27 or 28.