Warrior Youth Football teams fare well in jamboree over the weekend

Posted on August 10, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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Warrior Youth Football teams kicked off their 2017 season at the Middle TN Youth Football Conference jamboree hosted by the Cookeville Youth Football League, on Aug. 5.

All three age divisions competed against DeKalb County in two 10- minute quarters. All three teams made significant efforts, with room for improvement in the weeks to come.

The senior division, which consists of 10-and-11-year-olds, won their contest 14-0 over DeKalb. Nate Mullins and Theo Brown each ran in for a touchdown. The Warriors’ defense was very stingy on the day, allowing minimal yardage to DeKalb. Asher Kelso, Devin Johnson, and Keaton Sparkman led the defense with several big tackles, shutting … Read More


WCHS football schedule looks a lot different than last year

Posted on August 10, 2017 9:09 am by Andy Southard

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With a new school year starting, the new Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association regions will take effect.

With the new region, that means the Warriors will be traveling in a different direction this year. Over the past two years, the Warriors have been in one of the toughest regions in the state of Tennessee. With powerhouses like Ooltewah, Rhea County, Walker Valley, and Cleveland, the Warriors struggled to find their way the past two seasons, going 0-12 in region play.

This season, the Warriors’ region will still have some powerhouses like Summit, who is coming off a 7-4 season, and Shelbyville who went 8-3 a season ago, but … Read More


Cantrell named to Preseason All-SAC Football

Posted on August 7, 2017 8:08 am by Andy Southard

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ROCK HILL, S.C., Aug. 3 – Seven Tusculum student-athletes have been named to the 2017 Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference Football Team announced league officials Thursday. The preseason team is selected by a vote of the league’s eight football media relations directors.

Jay Boyd was named to the All-SAC first team both as a defensive back and return specialist, while Ian O’Grady was tabbed the first team long snapper. Garnering second team recognition are running back Tony Belle, offensive lineman Keveon Broadwater, punter Hunter Cantrell and defensive linemen Colton Strickland and Britt Hasty.

Tusculum’s eight total selections were tied for the third most in the conference with Catawba leading … Read More


Warriors continue their preparations for season opener

Posted on August 7, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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Grayson Johnson breaks away on a 70-yard run, on Friday afternoon, at Clay County. Johnson had one of the longest plays of the day.

Jayden Hicks scores a touchdown, on Friday night. Hicks scored the first touchdown of the game.

The White County High School Warrior football team continued its preparation for the season opener against Livingston Academy by traveling to Clay County, on Friday night. The scrimmage was the second of the preseason for WCHS.

The scrimmage was the final tune-up for the Warriors, as they will now have the next 11 days to prepare for their Aug. 18 home opener.

Friday’s scrimmage was much like the … Read More


Warriors fare well during the first scrimmage

Posted on July 31, 2017 6:06 am by Andy Southard

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Will Griggs gets tackled from behind after catching a pass from Jayden Hicks.

Allen Shoupe scores a touchdown from four yards out after he runs over a Jackson County player, on July 27.

After getting one full week of contact practice, the   Warriors finally got to hit someone other than each other as they traveled to Jackson County for a three-way scrimmage on July 20.

The Warriors were finally glad to hit players in different colored jerseys, and that was evident when they hit the field. The defense was flying around, making lots of contact early and setting the tone for the scrimmages.

Since football ended last October, … Read More


Spring sports teams rack up wins today

Posted on April 2, 2015 8:08 pm by Tammy Wilhite

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White County High School’s spring sports teams racked up wins Thursday.  Rain was bearing down, but soccer, baseball and softball were all able to play and pick up wins.

The Warriorette softball team defeated Cumberland County 5-3 in a District 6AAA outing in Sparta.  The Warrior baseball team traveled to Carthage and came home with a 13-1 non-district win over Smith County.  The Warrior soccer team defeated Bledsoe County 6-0 in Pikeville.

See Monday’s print edition for details of all the games.

The teams are all scheduled for action Friday as well.  The Warrior baseball team hosts DeKalb County at 5 p.m .  The soccer team hosts Livingston … Read More


Gray wins Maroon and Gray football game

Posted on May 18, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Maroon and Gray action. The Warrior football team wrapped up spring drills with the Maroon and Gray game, which the gray won 37-16. Above, Hunter Kline tries to get around the end for the gray as Jake Shockey closes in for the maroon.

The Warrior football team completed their spring workouts with the Maroon and Gray intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday.
The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but was moved to Thursday due to graduation preparations and then had to be moved to the practice field due to wet field conditions. There was still a good crowd on hand to watch the gray team pick up the 37-16 … Read More


Two Warrior footballers ink on National Signing Day

Posted on February 10, 2014 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Headed to Tusculum. Hunter Cantrell signed his letter of intent Wednesday to play for Tusculum College in Greeneville. Cantrell was joined by his family (front row, l to r): grandfather, Edd Cantrell, mom, Delisa Cantrell, dad, Edd Cantrell II, and brothers Luke and Andrew Cantrell. Back row are the Warrior coaches, (l to r): Josh Hackett, Mark Houser, Jeremy McDonald, Montuka Murray and head coach, Matthan Houser.

Football signees. River Boruff (left) signed with ETSU and Hunter Cantrell (right) signed with Tusculum on National Signing Day.

From a Warrior to a Buccaneer. River Boruff, pictured front-center with his grandparents, Bill and Barbara Boruff, signed a National Letter of

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East falls to West in Toyota All Star football game

Posted on December 16, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Getting off a punt. Hunter Cantrell punts during the first half of the East/West All Star game played Friday at Tennessee Tech. (Photo courtesy of Tony Marable)

The Toyota East/West All Star game was an entertaining one for those that like points and lots of them.
In the game played Friday at Tennessee Tech’s Overall Field, the West defeated the East 55-39 in a shootout.
The game featured not one, but two 100-yard kick off returns by the West. There were six other touchdowns scored in the game in excess of 30 yards on the scoring play. One of those touchdowns was a 73-yard interception return for a … Read More


Warrior football celebrates successful season

Posted on December 13, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Team award winners. The Warrior football team was honored with their banquet Sunday in the WCHS cafeteria. Several players took home awards for the season. Front row (l to r): Blake Lynn (Dee Harris Award, Offensive Most Valuable Player, Offensive Back, Senior Award and permanent team captain), River Boruff (Team Most Valuable Player, Linebacker and permanent team captain), Tommy Odom (Wide Receiver) and Seth Davis (Defensive Most Valuable Player). Second row: Hunter Cantrell (Stan Mitchell Sportsmanship Award, Speciality Player and permanent team captain), Michael Harris (Weight Room Award), Zack Lynn (Freshman Award), Blake Newman (Defensive Line Award). Back row: Chris Foster-Palmer (Most Improved), Caleb Cravens (Offensive Line), Ethan

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Cantrell selected to play in All Star game

Posted on December 2, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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All Star game selection. Warrior senior football player, Hunter Cantrell, has been selected as a member of the East squad in the Toyota East/West All Star game to be played at Tennessee Tech on Friday, December 13th.

Even though the season ended for the White County High School football team a few weeks ago, one Warrior senior will get the chance to prolong his high school career for one game next week.
Hunter Cantrell has been selected to play in the seventh annual Toyota East/West All Star Classic. The game will be played Friday, December 13th at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium.
Players, all seniors, were nominated by their … Read More


Abell signs to play softball for Cumberland University

Posted on November 24, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Signing day. Kristen Abell, a senior at WCHS, was surrounded by a large entourage on her signing day with Cumberland University to play softball. Pictured on the front row with her are her parents, Kristy and Mike Abell, along with her sisters, Mollie and Addison. On the back row are: Ralph Jackson, her first pitching coach; Rhonda Girdley, her middle school coach; Heather Stanfill, Cumberland University head coach; Michael Connell, Jack City spring coach and current pitching coach; Chris Jacobs, JC head coach; Charles Williams, JC coach; Stephanie Gutierrez, Cumberland University assistant coach; Jason Wyatt, former high school coach; and Grant Swallows, WCHS principal.

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15 Warrior football players receive 6AAA honors

Posted on November 24, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Assistant Coach of the Year. Warrior defensive coordinator, Josh Hackett, was voted by the other coaches in 6AAA as the Assistant of the Year.

Overall MVP. Warrior senior, Blake Lynn, was voted the overall Most Valuable Player of District 6AAA. He shared the honor with Rhea County’s Demitrious Patterson.

District 6AAA accolades rolled in for 15 of White County’s football players when the coaches in the league got together to vote on the postseason honor squad.
Fifteen different members of the maroon and gray squad received honors from the coaches, including one coach and five players that received superlative recognition.
Blake Lynn, Warrior tailback and outside linebacker, was … Read More


Memorable Warrior football season comes to a close

Posted on November 11, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Touching moments after the game. The Warrior football team had a hard time coming to the realization that their season was over. The seniors were overtaken with emotion of having played their final game in the maroon and gray. Coach Houser and his team shared a close bond this season and it showed on the field as the team turned in the best season in more than 30 years with their 8-3 record, a home playoff game and streak-ending win over Cookeville.

Hard to see it all end. Emotions were at a high as the Warrior football season came to an end Friday night on Dee Harris Field.

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Warriors ousted by Raiders

Posted on November 9, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Blake Lynn added 140 yards to his total for the season, but the Cleveland Raiders went to the air to end the Warriors' history making season. The Raiders took the 42-8 victory ending the WCHS season with a record of 8-3.

The White County High School football team saw thier most successful season in over 30 years come to an end Friday night on Dee Harris Field at the hands of Cleveland by a score of 42-8
The state’s fifth ranked team showed why they deserved that ranking when their high powered air assault went to work with the Warriors holding an 8-7 lead in the second quarter … Read More


Houser voted Tennessee Titans Coach of the Week

Posted on November 7, 2013 12:12 am by Sparta Live

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Warrior coach, Matthan Houser, was voted the Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Week for the Warriors' huge win over Cookeville.

Warrior Nation stepped up huge again this week.
After helping cheer their football team on to a big victory over Cookeville last Friday night, the fans of White County High School football showed their appreciation for the coach of the Warriors for leading his team to that win.
Second year Warrior head coach, Matthan Houser, was voted the Tennessee Titans High School Coach of the Week by football fans all across the state of Tennessee.
Houser was one of four coaches nominated for the honor by … Read More


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