For what reason do 2021 High school football plans look so changed?

Secondary school football plans will not appear to be identical in Northeast Tennessee as enlistment numbers and school solidifications affected the scene for region locales.

It’s anything but a time of change as groups get adjusted to six new alliances — five of which got more modest and required groups adding non-locale games. That has a few region schools one game short, including double cross shielding Class 4A state champion Elizabethton.

Here’s a glance at plan cosmetics for region groups as musings float toward season openers, which are planned for Aug. 20.

Area 1-6A

The class dropped from seven to six groups and has an odd shape. It begins in Kingsport and goes right to Maryville. Knoxville schools are not, at this point in the blend.


The Indians open at Tennessee High before their home introduction against Volunteer. Game No. 3 is the locale opener at Morristown East.

Other locale games are West Ridge (Week 5), Jefferson County (Week 7), at William Blount (Week 9) and Science Hill (Week 11). The Indians will likewise play David Crockett at home with Greeneville and Oak Ridge out and about.


The Hilltoppers kept their customary opener against Elizabethton, and will head out to take on another Class 4A force in Anderson County for their subsequent game.

The district opener is Week 3 out and about against West Ridge.

Science Hill’s other district games are William Blount (Week 5), at Morristown East (Week 7), Jefferson County (Week 9) and D-B.

Science Hill will likewise play Powell, Maryville and Daniel Boone.


The first game in Quite a while’s set of experiences will be at Volunteer, continued in Week 2 by another street slant against Daniel Boone.

West Ridge gets its first taste of area play against Science Hill (Sept. 3) and at Dobyns-Bennett (Sept. 17), sandwiched around a bye week. Other association games are set for Week 7 (at William Blount), Week 9 (Morristown East) and Week 11 (Jefferson County).

The Wolves will likewise play Cherokee, at David Crockett, and Tennessee High.

Area 1-5A

Contracting from seven groups to five, these schools needed to discover extra non-area games.


The Trailblazers will venture out to South Greene for the season opener prior to playing host to West Ridge.

Boone’s first area game is Week 3 at Cherokee. The Trailblazers likewise play at Morristown West (Week 5), Tennessee High (Week 9) and David Crockett (Week 10).

Other non-alliance games are at Elizabethton, Christian Academy of Knoxville, at Science Hill, and Hampton.


The Pioneers’ timetable incorporates games against groups from Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia.

In the wake of opening at Sullivan East, the Pioneers will again go in Week 2 to play Letcher County Central in Whitesburg, Kentucky.

Crockett’s first area game is Sept. 3 against Morristown West, and followed by Tennessee High (Week 5), Cherokee (Week 7) and Boone.

Other non-gathering games are D-B, Pisgah (from Canton, North Carolina), West Ridge, and Richlands, Virginia.


After the season opener against Cocke County, the Chiefs will visit Seymour.

Class games other than Boone and Crockett are at Morristown West (Week 9) and at Tennessee High (Week 11).

Other non-locale games are at Clinton, West Ridge, at West Greene, and Volunteer.

Locale 1-4A

This group dropped from seven groups to six.


The double cross shielding Class 4A state champions have not had the option to track down a tenth adversary. Lead trainer Shawn Witten said he was all the while attempting to round out the timetable on Monday, yet things are beginning to look distressing.

Elizabethton will bounce into the conflict against Science Hill prior to playing host to Rhea County.

The standoff comes early this year as the Cyclones will play host to Greeneville on Sept. 3. Other alliance games are at Grainger (Week 5), at Sullivan East (Week 8), at Volunteer (Week 9) and at Seymour (Week 11).

Outside the area, Elizabethton will play Boone and Anderson County.

Elizabethton has bye weeks on Oct. 8 and Oct. 22.


David Crockett is first, trailed by a street game against Pigeon Forge.

In the district, the Patriots play Grainger (Week 3), at Seymour (Week 5), Elizabethton, at Greeneville (Week 9) and Volunteer (Week 11).

Outside the district, East will likewise play at Johnson County, Unicoi County, and at Union County.


The Falcons get West Ridge first prior to visiting D-B.

They open district play against Seymour (Week 3) and furthermore play at Greeneville (Week 5), Grainger (Week 7) preceding getting done with Elizabethton and East.

Non-district games are at Johnson County, Tennessee High, and at Cherokee.

Area 1-3A

This alliance encountered a drop from six groups to five.


Visiting Northview Academy is the season opener for the Blue Devils, who play host to Cosby in Week 2.

Alliance games are Claiborne (Week 5), at Chuckey-Doak (Week 7), West Greene (Week 9) and at Johnson County (Week 11).

Unicoi additionally plays non-locale games at Madison (North Carolina), Happy Valley, at Sullivan East, and Cloudland.


An adversary is up first as the Longhorns visit Hampton in Week 2 preceding going to meet Chuckey-Doak in Week 3 in the area opener.

Other district games are West Greene (Week 5), Claiborne (Week 7) and Unicoi.

Games outside the district incorporate Sullivan East, Volunteer, Happy Valley, South Greene and Cloudland.

Area 1-2A

A five-group association dwindled to four.


The Bulldogs meet Pigeon Forge to start their season prior to playing the Longhorns.

Area games are in Week 5 (at Happy Valley), Week 7 (South Greene) and Week 9 (Cumberland Gap).

Outside the area, different games are at Avery County (Newland, North Carolina), at Cloudland, at Gatlinburg-Pittman, Unaka, and at Daniel Boone.

Cheerful VALLEY

The Warriors have just nine games planned, including the season opener at Cloudland.

That is trailed by a home game against Chuckey-Doak.

Area play begins Week 3 at South Greene. Other group games are Hampton and Cumberland Gap (Week 7).

Non-locale games are at Unicoi County, at Unaka, Johnson County, and at Pigeon Forge.

Locale 1-A

It’s the solitary region district that extended, going from four groups to five.


Additionally playing just nine games, the Highlanders begin with Happy Valley prior to opening district play in Week 2 at Unaka.

Other district games are Cosby (Week 5), Jellico (Week 9) and at North Greene (Week 11).

Other non-district games are Hampton, West Greene, at Unicoi County, and at Johnson County.


In an uncommon planning circumstance, the Rangers open with area games the initial fourteen days: at North Greene and home for Cloudland.

Other district challenges are at Jellico (Week 5) and at Cosby (Week 9).

The Rangers will likewise play Twin Springs (Nickelsville, Virginia), Happy Valley, at Harlan (Kentucky), Claiborne, at Hampton, and Jenkins (Kentucky).

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