There’s no need to add any hype when Alcoa and Maryville, two schools about five miles apart from each other, do battle on the gridiron.
Thursday night, Maryville beat the Tornadoes, ranked No. 78 in the latest High School Football America 100 national rankings, 17-3 in a defensive battle that didn’t see a touchdown until the fourth quarter. The win snapped Alcoa’s 29-game win streak.
Maryville was playing without running back Tee Hodge, a Tennessee-recruit. In his place, Rebel junior running back Parker McGill scored the game’s first touchdown with 10:52 to go in the contest to give Maryville a 9-3 lead after a missed extra point.
TOUCHDOWN REBELS! Maryville RB Parker McGill runs it in from the 3 yard line for the Maryville touchdown! PAT is no good. Maryville leads Alcoa, 9-3, early in the 4th. pic.twitter.com/5U9zeyvJ49— RIVALRY THURSDAY (@rivalrythursday) September 13, 2019
Alcoa entered the game ranked No. 2 in the High School Football America Tennessee High School Football Top 10, while Maryville was No. 6 in the latest statewide rankings created with our proprietary algorithm.
Tonights SH Date Technologies 6-Star MVP, Maryville RB Parker McGill. pic.twitter.com/Y5uAvKVI99— RIVALRY THURSDAY (@rivalrythursday) September 13, 2019
Thursday’s game was the 91st in this storied Tennessee high school football rivalry with Maryville leading the all-time series 63-25-3.