Sevier County, G-P still ranked

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 03:51 PM

Both Sevier County and Gatlinburg-Pittman are holding steady in another week of football polls.

The Smoky Bears and Highlanders are both second in their classifications in the East Tennnessee Sportswriters’ Prep Football Poll. Both teams trail Blount County rivals with Sevier County behind No. 1 Maryville in Class 6A and G-P trailing Alcoa in 3A.

The Bears and Highlanders are undefeated and also remain ranked in the statewide Associated Press Poll. Sevier County dropped a spot in 6A to No. 6 this week while G-P remains steady at fifth in 3A, a single point behind Sullivan North.
In the regional poll, Pigeon Forge dropped out of the top five in the 3A poll after an overtime loss to Carter. The team is still receiving votes. Seymour is one of six teams receiving votes but not in the top five in 5A.

Coalfield, Grace Christian, Fulton and Anderson County hold No. 1 rankings regionally. Henry County, CPA, Humboldt and Ensworth are tops in the statewide poll in their classifications.

All five local teams return to action this Friday, highlighted by Sevier County’s road trip to Kingsport to face Dobyns-Bennett. The Indians, who beat the Bears twice last year, are fourth in the East Tennessee poll.

Gatlinburg-Pittman is at Unicoi while Seymour hopes to win a second straight with a home game against Heritage. Pigeon Forge is at Cocke County while The King’s Academy hosts Jellico.