Uncertainty plagues the near future for high school sports, but local teams are doing all they can to prepare for when play resumes.

Coaches, family and friends gathered in the Loudon High School auditorium Feb. 5 to witness Emerson Tripp sign his letter of intent to play football at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky.

Coaches, players and staff, as well as parents and guests from the community, gathered Sunday afternoon at Loudon High School to celebrate the Redskins’ historic 13-1 season.

Loudon County was well-represented this year on the gridiron with seven players named last week to the 2019 Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State Football Team.

The All-County Football Team is chosen through a combination of statistics, personal observation and coaching suggestions. Final decisions are made by News-Herald sports writer Nick Davis. He can be contacted at 865-635-0841 or nick.davis@news-herald.net.

As the 2019 high school football season closed for most seniors in Loudon County, the recruiting process heated up for National Signing Day.

Loudon High School was well-represented Friday when senior running back Drew Jackson participated in the 13th annual Tennessee East-West All-Star Classic at Austin Peay State University.

The 2019 football season came to an end Friday for the Loudon High School Redskins, and coaches, players and fans can now look back on the Redskins’ historic success.

The Loudon High School Redskins’ hopes of advancing to Cookeville fell short Friday night when the Alcoa High School Tornadoes dominated all three phases of the game en route to a 56-0 win in the Class 3A semifinals.

For the first time, the Greenback School Cherokees (11-2) and Loudon High School Redskins (13-0) will simultaneously play in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association playoff semifinals.

Fans and students flooded Dukes Field when the clock struck zero Friday night to celebrate the Loudon High School Redskins’ dominant 33-14 victory over the Red Bank High School Lions.

Postseason hopes for the Greenback School Cherokees and Loudon High School Redskins remain intact after both teams cruised through their second-round matchups to advance to the quarterfinals of the playoffs.

After suffering a narrow one-point loss to the Smith County High School Owls two years ago in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs, the Loudon High School Redskins exacted revenge Friday night with a 41-7 win to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2014.

Two Loudon County high school football teams remain alive in the postseason, with the Greenback School Cherokees and Loudon High School Redskins entering the second round of the playoffs.

Despite frigid temperatures Friday night, the Loudon High School Redskins caught fire early and never looked back in a 49-14 rout of the Alvin C. York Institute Dragons in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.

Team Region Overall Loudon5-013-0Red Bank4-110-2Sweetwater3-27-4Signal Mountain2-34-7Brainerd1-41-9McMinn Central0-53-7

The 2019 high school football regular season has come to a close and for a third consecutive year all three Loudon County high school teams will play in the first round of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association playoffs.

As the seconds winded down on the scoreboard Friday night, Loudon High School Redskins fans gave a standing ovation as the football team rushed the field to celebrate a 24-7 victory over the Red Bank High School Lions.

The final week of the 2019 regular season is here, and all three Loudon County high school football teams are looking to secure one more win to springboard into the first round of the playoffs next week.

The Loudon High School Redskins’ week was cut short after school officials Wednesday afternoon decided to push the game to Thursday night because of the threat of Friday rain.

With two games remaining in the regular season, all three Loudon County high school football teams will look to spark momentum heading into the playoffs.

Loudon High School head football coach Jeff Harig wanted to send a message to the Sweetwater High School Wildcats on Friday night in a key region bout with playoff implications on the line.

For the first time in two weeks, all three Loudon County high school football teams will be in action Friday night.

A former Loudon High School football star is finally getting an opportunity to shine on the gridiron at the collegiate level.

The Loudon High School Redskins continue to roll through the 2019 regular season, picking up a third region win Friday night in a 49-6 rout of the McMinn Central High School Chargers.

Two Loudon County high school football teams will be in action this week when the Lenoir City High School Panthers and Loudon High School Redskins compete Friday in their third region contests of the season.

DateOpponentLocationResultAug. 23GreenbackAwayW 54-20Aug. 29Lenoir CityHomeW 28-7Sept. 6BrainerdHomeW 35-0Sept. 13SequoyahAwayW 56-7Sept. 20Signal MountainAwayW 38-14Sept. 27Polk CountyHomeW 43-8Oct. 4McMinn CentralHomeW 49-6Oct. 18SweetwaterHomeW 37-0Oct. 24Walker ValleyAwayW 49-7Nov. 1Red …

The Loudon High School Redskins (6-0, 2-0 Region 3-3A) continue to roll, picking up their sixth straight win of the season Friday in a 43-8 rout of the Polk County High School Wildcats.

Teams across the state are officially at the halfway mark of the 2019 regular season, but there are plenty of playoff implications on the line in Loudon County.

For a fifth straight game, the Loudon High School Redskins (5-0, 2-0 Region 3-3A) capitalized on big plays Friday night en route to a double-digit victory over the Signal Mountain High School Eagles.

Following a slate of non-region games, all three Loudon County high school football teams return to region action Friday night.

Loudon High School head football coach Jeff Harig knew the game Friday against the Sequoyah High School Chiefs was going to be in his favor from the opening whistle.

Two Loudon County high school football teams came away with big region wins Friday, but all three will head back into non-region play this week.

For a third straight week, the Loudon High School Redskins brought intensity to the field and picked up the first Region 3-3A win of the season with a 35-0 shutout of the Brainerd High School Panthers.

After two straight weeks of non-region competition, all three Loudon County high school football teams face their first region opponents Friday night.

Laughter and tears filled the Loudon High School cafeteria Sunday as former coaches, players and families reunited for the inaugural LHS Football Hall of Fame class induction ceremony.

After suffering a crushing 42-14 loss to Lenoir City High School last season, the Loudon High School Redskins circled the calendar and made it a point to reclaim county bragging rights in 2019.

Loudon High School head football coach Jeff Harig got the fast start he was looking for Friday night, as the Redskins rolled past the Greenback School Cherokees 54-20.

Thousands of eyes will be on Loudon County on Thursday when the Lenoir City High School Panthers and Loudon High School Redskins prepare to compete for year-long bragging rights in the Battle of the Bridge rivalry.

The Loudon High School Redskins were able to keep their season alive with a 3-1 finish to a regular season that started 0-6, but Friday night that season came to an end in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs. 

The 2018 high school football regular season wrapped up Friday and for the second straight year, all three Loudon County teams will compete in the playoffs.

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Redskins Football Schedule

DateOpponentLocationResult
Aug. 23GreenbackAwayW 54-20
Aug. 29Lenoir CityHomeW 28-7
Sept. 6BrainerdHomeW 35-0
Sept. 13SequoyahAwayW 56-7
Sept. 20Signal MountainAwayW 38-14
Sept. 27Polk CountyHomeW 43-8
Oct. 4McMinn CentralHomeW 49-6
Oct. 18SweetwaterHomeW 37-0
Oct. 24Walker ValleyAwayW 49-7
Nov. 1Red BankAwayW 24-7
Nov. 8York InstituteHomeW 49-14
Nov. 15Smith CountyHomeW 41-7
Nov. 22Red BankHomeW 33-14 

Region 3-3A Standings

Team Region Overall 
Loudon5-013-0
Red Bank4-110-2
Sweetwater3-27-4
Signal Mountain2-34-7
Brainerd1-41-9
McMinn Central0-53-7

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