Bowden, Bryant and Nease Shine at Week #3 of the Rocky Top Fall League

The league races are tightening up and the cream is rising to the top. See who finished where as Week #3 of the Rocky Top High School Fall League from Alcoa High School is now in the books.




Team Lawhon 70

Team Steinmetz 66


Dylan Brewster (Lenoir City) and Matthew Meadows (Meigs County) finished with 17 and 16 points respectively as Team Lawhon won their second consecutive game with a thrilling 70-66 victory over Team Steinmetz.

Joining the scoring parade for Team Lawhon (2-1) were Zy Moore (Meigs County) who finished with 13 and Seth Leonard (Sweetwater) who added 12 in the win.

Team Lawhon puts their two game win streak on the line this Saturday at Alcoa against Stokes Division leader and unbeaten Team Jeffers (3-0).

John Johnson (Harriman) led a balanced Steinmetz attackk with 12. Jacob Cawood (Midway) added 10 in the narrow loss.

Team Steinmetz welcomes surging Team Coffin (1-2) to the Tornado palace this Saturday.


Team Upchurch 94

Team Garman 76

Team Upchurch (3-0) keeps the points piling high as they place 5 in double digits led by Jordan Bowden (Carter) with 19 and stay unbeaten with a 94-76 win over undermanned Team Garman (0-3).

Joining Bowden in the scoring column were Easton Upchurch (Maryville) with 18, Caylor Tallent (Maryville) with 15, Miles Thomas (South Doyle) with 14 and John Woodruff (Carter) with 11 markers.

Brady Nease (Union County) came with his A-Game on this day scoring a game high 26 points for Team Garman.

Rising freshman KeJuan Hale-Ligon (Austin East) contributed 17, Quamire Reed (Knoxville Central) chipped in with 11 and Andrew Buckner (Union County) finished with 10.

Team Garman looks to bounce back at Alcoa this weekend as they tangle with Team Feltner (2-1).

Team Upchurch faces once beaten Team Sharp (2-1) in their Saturday contest at Alcoa High School.


Team Jeffers 63

Team Watts 50

Balance was the call to order as Team Jeffers moved their season mark to 3-0 taking over sole possession of first place in the Stokes Division with a 63-50 win over Team Watts (1-2).

Geevontay Gee (Oak Ridge) and Javien Johnson (Oak Ridge) each notched 14 for the winners while Conley Hamilton (Powell) added 10 in the victory.

Team Jeffers puts their unblemished mark on the line this Saturday at Alcoa when they welcome surging Team Lawhon, fresh off a two game winning streak.

Ryan Beal (Pigeon Forge) was the lone player for Team Watts to finish in double digits. The lanky senior notched 11 in the loss.

Team Watts looks to rebound from their loss and will tangle with Team Holt (1-2) in the early game at Alcoa this Saturday.


Team Feltner 85

Team Driscoll 44

John Bryant (Jefferson County) notched 25 and Bailey Lamb (Grainger) continued his torrid scoring streak with 20 as Team Feltner raised their season mark to 2-1 with an 85-44 win over Team Driscoll (0-3).

Cade Crosland (White County) had his best scoring effort in the win adding 17 markers.

Team Feltner puts their two game winning streak on the line this Saturday at Alcoa as they welcome Team Garman (0-3).

Luke Smith (Knoxville Catholic) continues to impress. The rising sophomore lead guard led Team Driscoll with 14 markers.

Team Driscoll puts it on the line this Saturday at Alcoa as have a date with Team Matthews (2-1).


Team Coffin 66

Team Holt 65

Jordan Coffin (Karns) dropped 19 as Team Coffin garnered their first win of the season with a hard fought 66-65 outcome against Team Holt (1-2).

Teammate Alex Graham (Karns) added 17 while Tyler Nichols (Elizabethton) finished with 13 markers in the win.

Team Coffin puts that one game advantage streak on the line this Saturday at Alcoa as they battle with Team Steinmetz in Stokes Division action.

Stanley Valentine (Hampton) took game scoring honors with 22 markers in the narrow defeat. Lucas Campbell (CAK) and Chase Cerny (CAK) added 14 and 12 respectively.

Team Holt looks to rebound back from their consecutive close losses as the tangle with Team Watts this Saturday at Alcoa.


Team Matthews 75

Team Sharp 41

Diego Poore (Cumberland County) scored 16 markers as Team Matthews moved to 2-1 on the season with a McRae Division win over previously unbeaten Team Sharp.

Gage Spence (Stone Memorial) added 12 points in the win.

Team Matthews goes into this Saturday looking to hold their spot as they welcome Team Driscoll to the fold.

Jai Atkins (William Blount) was the lone member of Team Sharp in double digits with 10 points.

Team Sharp looks to bounce back this Saturday at Alcoa where they will meet division leader Team Upchurch.



Top Scoring Efforts (September 6th)

Brady Nease (Union County) 26pts

John Bryant (Jefferson County) 25pts

Stanley Valentine (Hampton) 22pts

Bailey Lamb (Grainger) 20pts

Jordan Bowden (Carter) 19pts

Jordan Coffin (Karns) 19pts

Easton Upchurch (Maryville) 18pts

Dylan Brewster (Lenoir City) 17pts

Cade Crosland (White County) 17pts

Kejuan Hale-Ligon (Austin East) 17pts

Alex Graham (Karns) 17pts


Schedule (September 13th @ Alcoa)

10:00 Team Holt (1-2) vs. Team Watts (1-2)

11:00 Team Sharp (2-1) vs. Team Upchurch (3-0)

12:00 Team Lawhon (2-1) vs. Team Jeffers (3-0)

1:00 Team Matthews (2-1) vs. Team Driscoll (0-3)

2:00 Team Steinmetz (1-2) vs. Team Coffin (1-2)

3:00 Team Garman (0-3) vs. Team Feltner (2-1)