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9 local players named TSSAA Mr. Football Semifinalists

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The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented to the top football players in nine classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on Monday, November 27, 2017, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Nine locals were named semifinalists.

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Central Pounders lose playoff game, but win the day with unselfish act of kindness

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Have you ever heard a coach say it's moments not scores that you remember later in life? The Central Purple Pounders had one of those moments last Friday. It's a heartwarming story about how an unselfish act made the night's final score all but irrelevant.

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Tyner moves on to AA quarterfinals with 33-22 win over Watertown

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Tyner Academy ran past Watertown 33-22 Friday night to advance to the quarterfinals of AA playoffs.  

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WEEK 11 FNF Scoreboard

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Week 11 FNF Scoreboard 

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Walker Valley AT Soddy-Daisy to be featured in #FNF3 Game of the Week

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Walker Valley at Soddy-Daisy won our final regular season Friday Night Football Game of the Week vote.

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Dalton Catamounts set for big game vs Harrison High School on ESPN 2

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The Dalton Catamount football team plays on the road against the Harrison Hoyas at 7:30pm tonight, and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN 2.  

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Ooltewah AT Cleveland wins #FNF3 Game of the Week vote

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A big Region 2-6A showdown between Ooltewah and Cleveland will be featured as our Friday Night Football Game of the Week.

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Heritage's Zach Scott stays optimistic despite career-ending diagnosis

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A doctors visit four weeks ago changed the course of Zach Scott's junior season, as well as his future in football.

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Ridgeland at Heritage wins #FNF3 Game of the Week vote

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With first place in region 6-AAAA on the line, Ridgeland at Heritage will host our Friday Night Football Game of the Week.

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East Ridge linebacker overcomes injury to help lead Pioneers senior year

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Three weeks ago Lorenzo Stewart watched his senior season flash before his eyes. 

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Baylor Safety Brendon Harris reopens recruitment

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4-star, Baylor Defensive Back, Brendon Harris announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he has opened his recruitment. 

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WEEK 7: FNF Scoreboard

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Your Week 7 FNF Scores 

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Murray Co. speedy senior leading the way for the Indians

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Tucker Gregg knows one speed and one speed only, and that's freaky fast.  Gregg is a four-year starter for the Murray County Indians, and just to increase his football speed, he runs on the Track & Field team where he clocks a 4.54 second 40-yard dash. 

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North Murray AT Murray Co. to be featured as our #FNF3 Game of the Week

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The voting wasn't close this week, North Murray at Murray County ran away with our #FNF3 Game of the Week vote. That means for the first time in recent history our Game of the Week crew is headed to Chatsworth, GA.

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WEEK 6 #FNF3 Scoreboard

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Week 6 scores! 

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2017 Week 6: East Ridge High School

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The East Ridge High School Band will rock you from the stands, this season! Need proof? Okay, you asked for it...here goes! Our Friday Night Football Band of the Week!

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2017 Week 5: Brainerd High School

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A rebuilding year is going just right at Brainerd High with the baton back in Director Tracey Frazier's hand! Enjoy this group as they perform from the stands for us... and, if you are a former student, you might even want to sing along! Brainerd High School is our Band of the Week!

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Ridgeland at NW Whitfield wins #FNF3 Game of the Week

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Ridgeland at Northwest Whitfield will open region play in our Friday Night Football Game of the Week after a very close vote.

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WEEK 5: FNF Scoreboard

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Your week 5 FNF scores 

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Cleveland vs. Bradley Central win #FNF3 Game of the Week vote

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A late surge in the polls lifted the Cleveland vs. Bradley Central rivalry back into the #FNF3 Game of the Week spotlight.

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WEEK 4: FNF SCOREBOARD

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Week 4 FNF Scoreboard 

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South Pittsburg at Marion Co. once again win Game of the Week vote

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South Pittsburg and Marion County are set to make history in our Friday Night Football Game of the Week.

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Bradley Central at Ooltewah win #FNF3 Game of the Week Vote

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Friday Night Football's Game of the Week crew will be at Ooltewah on Friday as the Owls host the Bears.

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Heritage beats Ringgold first time in school history

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After ten long years, the Generals' wait is finally over. 

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Heritage to host Ringgold in our FNF3 Game of the Week

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Week two features another cross town rivalry in our Friday Night Football Game of the Week with Heritage hosting Ringgold. Ringgold has won nine straight meetings dating back to when Heritage's first year open in 2008. The Generals had the Tigers on the ropes last year in our Game of the Week but fell in overtime 40-34. We'll hear from both teams leading up to Friday when Ch. 3 Sports Reporter Jill Jelnick will be live at Heritage High School with pre and post game live coverage. ... More>>

WEEK 1: FNF Scoreboard

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Week 1 FNF scoreboard 

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2017 Week 1: Walker Valley High School

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The Mustang Band is "Lit" about this year's halftime show, and they are our first Band of the Week!

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Old foes, McMinn Central and McMinn Co. meet in first #FNF3 Game of the Week of 2017

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Old foes McMinn Central and McMinn County will be featured in 2017's first Friday Night Football Game of the Week. 

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Central outlasts Walker Valley in Chattanooga Kickoff Classic, 48-36

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The nightcap in Chattanooga's Kickoff Classic at Finley Stadium wasn't short on offense as Central beat Walker Valley 48-36.

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#FNF3 Season Preview: Tyrus Ward bringing pride back to Brainerd

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Tyrus Ward had all the excuses in the book to not take the Brainerd football head coaching job, but Ward wanted nothing to do with excuses and everything to do with Brainerd football.

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#FNF3 Season Preview: Central Pounders see "growth" from 2016

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Central continues to grow as Cortney Braswell pushes to flip the script on the winless team he inherited last year. Braswell said, "last year we found ways to lose games. When things didn't go our way our level of competition went down. I tell them all the time, they don't shut the scoreboard off until the game is over. We're gonna keep playing until then. I think we'll see it in how we play for the entirety of the game." The Pounders finished 3-8 in 2016. Central lost two... More>>

FNF3 Season Preview: South Pittsburg not worried about turnover

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Not many teams would call a 12-2 season that ended in the 1A state semifinal a disappointing season, but not many teams have expectations as high as South Pittsburg.

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FNF3 Season Preview: Ringgold fueled by missed playoffs in 2016

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The Ringgold Tigers missed the playoffs for just the second time in 10 years under head coach Robert Akins in 2016. The double overtime loss to Sonoraville in the play-in game still lingers, but in a good way.

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FNF3 Season Preview: NW Whitfield loaded on offense, again

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Northwest Whitfield led by its offense won its first ever home playoff game in 2016. The Bruins are loaded again on offense and it all starts with returning quarterback Luke Shiflett and running back Dominique Sistrunk.

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FNF3 Season Preview: Red Bank Lions primed to defend region title

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Red Bank will lean on a mix of multi-position athlete Calvin Jackson and a veteran defensive line led by Jamel Davis as the Lions look to defend their region championship.

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FNF3 Season Preview: Ridgeland Panthers

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The Ridgeland Panthers are coming off a region championship under third year head coach Wesley Tankersley.

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Dalton books ESPN2 football game vs Harrison in October

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The Dalton Catamounts will play on ESPN2 vs. region rival Harrison led by the nations top ranked recruit Justin Fields on October 19 at Harrison High School.

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An open letter to football moms everywhere

Brooks and his mother on Senior Night - Northwest Whitfield High School 2010 Brooks and his mother on Senior Night - Northwest Whitfield High School 2010
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Dear Football Moms, All moms are special, but you are very special in your own unique way. 

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Murphy Bulldogs drop Mitchell in NC 1A Semifinal, off to title game

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The Murphy Bulldogs won their 21st straight home playoff game on Friday night, more importantly the 38-13 win over Mitchell puts Murphy in its 13th State Championship game.

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GHSA State Football Playoff Pairings

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Another regular season is in the books for Georgia high schools and that means playoffs are finally here. 

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Band of the Week: Silverdale

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This week's group is a scant three years old! The lucky students at Silverdale are building a band program, traditions, and culture from scratch. They are hard working and growing and happy to perform for you!

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Eight local players named TSSAA Mr. Football Semifinalists

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Eight local football players were named Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Semifinalists. The winners will be announced on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Our local athletes are listed in bold.

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Band of the Week: Chattanooga Central

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The school's sports team are known as the Purple Pounders, but the band has an identity of its own. Sit back and enjoy the Central Sound of Chattanooga!

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The area's biggest football game may take place tonight in Dalton

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#5 ranked Dalton High School plays host to the #4 ranked Harrison Hoyas in a pivotal 6-6A matchup

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Red Bank blanked by No. 1 Alcoa, 28-0

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Red Bank found out how hard it is to win at Alcoa, on a rainy Thursday night the Tornadoes shutout the Lions, 28-0. 

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Without Copeland, Bradley falls to No. 1 Maryville 48-21

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Bradley Central's wings were clipped without their stud under center by top ranked Maryville on Thursday night, 48-21.

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Fan Cam: Heritage at Ridgeland

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Fan Cam 

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Band of the Week: Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe

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The band at Lakeview-Ft. Oglethorpe welcomes the Warriors to the field with familiar strains from the John Williams Olympic Theme. Enjoy!

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Whitwell rolls over Sale Creek, 49-16 in Thursday night region game

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Whitwell set the tone early and carried the tone to the final whistle in beating region foe Sale Creek 49-16 at Finley Stadium on Thursday night.

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VIDEO: #FNF3 Scoreboard Week 8

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#FNF3 Scoreboard October 7

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Band of the Week: East Hamilton

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The Marching Hurricanes from East Hamilton Middle-High are your Friday Night Football Band of the Week!

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Fan Cam - Rhea County at Cleveland

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Fan Cam week 8  More>>

Cheerleaders of the Week - Bradley Central

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Bradley Central are you cheerleaders of the week  More>>

Rhea Co. AT Cleveland win #FNF3 Game of the Week vote

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Rhea County travels to Cleveland in our Friday Night Football Game of the Week with a lot on the line in Region 4-5A play.

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#FNF3 Scoreboard Week 7

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FNF3 Scoreboard for Week 7 

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Band of the Week: Gordon Lee Marching Trojans

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Get set to get fired up! The Gordon Lee Marching Trojans are our Friday Night Football Band of the Week and they play for us the theme from Rocky..Gonna Fly Now!

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Fan Cam - Baylor at McCallie

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Cheerleaders of the Week East Hamilton

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East Hamilton Cheerleaders are your cheerleaders of the week!  More>>

Baylor at McCallie rivalry is our #FNF3 Game of the Week

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No surprise as Baylor at McCallie won our Friday Night Football Game of the Week.

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#FNF3 Scoreboard Sept. 23

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Scoreboard September 23

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Band of the Week: Ooltewah High School

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Before they head off to Pasadena and the Tournament of Roses Parade, check out the Ooltewah High School Band, our Friday Night Football Band of the Week!

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Cheerleaders of the Week: Ringgold

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Cheerleaders of the Week are Ringgold!  More>>

Ridgeland quarterback starts program to help kids play sports

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On top of being the starting quarterback for Ridgeland Football, as well as a pitcher for Panthers Baseball, senior Ivy Boehm is starting his own team. 

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Academics come first for heavily recruited Dalton senior

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Most high school athletes heavily recruited by colleges tend to choose the program with the most wins, or the team that gives them the best shot at a national championship. 

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Band of the Week: Dalton Catamount Band

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Their halftime show features the music of Michael Bublé. If you can get to North Georgia this season, you'll want to stop by Harmon Field and give them a listen. Enjoy the Dalton Catamount Band, this week's Friday Night Football Band of the Week!

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#FNF3 Game of the Week: Ooltewah at Rhea Co. airs live on 3.2

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No surprise that Ooltewah at Rhea County is our Game of the Week. The surprise is that we're going to be showing the game live on our digital 3.2 station on Friday night.

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#FNF3 Scoreboard September 9

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FNF GAMES SEPT. 9, 2016 

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Band of the Week: Cleveland Blue Raider Band

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From current to classic hits, the Cleveland High School Blue Raider Band will get you moving and just maybe singing out loud, too. They are our Friday Night Football Band of the Week!

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Fan Cam Sept. 9: South Pittsburg

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Fan Cam for South Pittsburg and Marion County.  More>>

Cheerleaders of the Week Sept. 9: Bradley Central

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The Bradley Central Cheerleaders for Week 4

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#FNF3 Scoreboard Sept. 2

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#FNF 3 Scoreboard

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Band of the Week: Calhoun Yellow Jacket marching Band

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The Yellow Jacket Marching Band has a new director this year. It's a large group with an equally large sound. They are rocking the stands and your face with charts like this. Enjoy Play That Funky Music from Calhoun High School, #FNF3 Week 3 Band of the Week!

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Cheerleaders of the Week: Cleveland

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Cleveland Blue Raiders Cheerleaders of the Week!  More>>

Dalton at Northwest Whitfield wins #FNF3 Game of the Week vote

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North Georgia will host a second straight Friday Night Football Game of the Week, for good reason as two of the areas most talented teams meet in Whitfield County. It's Northwest Whitfield hosting Dalton on Friday night and our Friday Night Football Game of the Week crew will be there live all afternoon.

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#FNF3 Scoreboard Aug. 26

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FNF Week 2 games for August 26

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Cheerleaders of the Week Aug. 26: Ooltewah

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Your cheerleader of the week for week 2 are, the Ooltewah Owls cheerleaders More>>

You Got Nailed Aug. 26: Central takes down Soddy-Daisy RB

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You Got Nailed comes from the Central vs. Soddy-Daisy game on Friday night. 

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Ringgold senior plays with reoccurring injury, inspires team to keep fighting

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Ringgold senior Michael Layman has never played just one role in the football program. 

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Band of the Week - Hixson High Marching Wildcats

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The ESPN theme is a popular piece and really gets the stands rocking! The guys and gals from Hixson blew us away on their opening night. Enjoy the Marching Wildcats, your Friday Night Football Band of the Week.  

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#FNF3 Scoreboard Aug. 19

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The Channel 3 FNF3 scoreboard for the Week of August 19th. 

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Soddy Daisy secures playoff spot with 48-28 win over Walker Valley

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The Trojans live to play another day. 

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Soddy Daisy's offense sparked by "backfield connection"

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It might be the same faces from last year's offense, but this season the Trojans have a whole new look. 

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WEEK 9: FNF3 Scoreboard

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Your Week 9 FNF 3 Scoreboard 

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WEEK 8: FNF Scoreboard

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Week 8 FNF Scoreboard

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Bradley Central senior returns to the field after fatal crash

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A star on the court and on the field, Taye Cobb was just fourteen years old when a deadly crash threw him into the jaws of life. 

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WEEK 2: FNF SCOREBOARD

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Week 2 scores 

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Murphy beats Plymouth 15-14 for NC 1-A state championship

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Kadrian McRae rushed for 171 yards and a touchdown as Murphy beat Plymouth 15-14 on Saturday in the Class 1-A North Carolina High School championship game.

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Dalton falls to Valdosta 27-6 in state semifinal

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Dalton was handed its first loss of the season Friday night, falling 27-6 to Valdosta in the GHSA 6A semifinal. 

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Marion Co. beats Austin East 35-21, advances to 3rd straight state final

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Marion County held off a late fourth quarter surge by Austin East to win 35-21 and advance to its third straight 2A state final.

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Sequatchie Co. holds off East Ridge in overtime to move to 3A semifinals

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Sequatchie County was able to put a stop to East Ridge's powerful run game when it needed it the most, winning 21-14 in overtime Friday night.  

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Ooltewah flies past Walker Valley 45-20 to go to 5A quarterfinals for second straight year

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After just meeting two weeks prior to close out the regular season, Ooltewah took down Walker Valley 45-20 Friday night at the Owl's nest to move on to the third round of the 5A playoffs.

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Sequatchie Co. runs past Howard 42-6 first round of playoffs

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The Sequatchie County Indians remain undefeated heading into the second round of 3A playoffs after their 42-6 win over Howard Friday night. 

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TSSAA State Football Playoff Brackets

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The first round of the TSSAA High School Football State Playoffs begin Friday November 4th. 

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Walker Valley beats Soddy Daisy 61-28 in Thursday night region 4-5A matchup

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Soddy Daisy and Walker Valley kicked off the high school football week with a Thursday night region 4-5A matchup. 

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PODCAST: "The Hard Count" with sports director Paul Shahen & Brooks Carter

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Channel 3 sports director Paul Shahen and Brooks Carter debut their new college football heavy podcast called "The Hard Count." In episode one, they talk all things college football with a heavy emphasis on the SEC. 

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Fan Cam: Northwest Whitfield at Ridgeland

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Sami Kincaid and the Fan Cam traveled to Ridgeland as they hosted Northwest Whitfield for the Channel 3 Game of the Week.

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Fan Cam: Dalton at Northwest Whitfield

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In this week's Fan Cam, Sami Kincaid went to our game of the week at Northwest Whitfield as the Bruins host county rival, Dalton High School.  Check out these fans of the game!

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DON'T STOP: Ridgeland cheer leader rocks the rain delay

Shelby Clemons lip-syncing to "Don't Stop Believin' " Friday night during a weather delay. Shelby Clemons lip-syncing to "Don't Stop Believin' " Friday night during a weather delay.
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One Ridgeland cheerleader never stopped believin', and wowed the crowd Friday during a weather delay.

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Fan Cam Aug. 26: Heritage vs. Ringgold

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The FNF3 Fan Cam made its way to Ringgold as they hosted Heritage High School.

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Fan Cam - East Hamilton, Aug. 19

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The Fan Cam found the fans of the week at East Hamilton as they hosted Signal Mountain High School.

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Band of the Week - Walker Valley Mustang Band, Aug. 19

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Shout It Out with the Walker Valley Mustang Band, our Friday Night Football Band of the Week!

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Game of the Week - McMinn County at McMinn Central, Aug 19

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McMinn County added another win to their all-time record against McMinn Central Friday night after the Cherokees rolled past Chargers 41-6 to open the season. 

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House divided for the Johnson family in the McMinn rivalry game

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House divided for the Johnson family in the McMinn rivalry game.

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Bradley Central beats Walker Valley 40-28 in Thursday night season opener

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In the first high school football game of the season, both the Bradley Central Bears and the Walker Valley Mustangs came out firing Thursday night for their favorite county rivalry game. 

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