Another year, another Tennessee high school football state championship for Alcoa. the Tornadoes, ranked No. 87 in the latest High School Football America 100 national rankings, won its 5th straight Class 3A title Friday with a 27-0 shutout of Pearl-Cohn. It gives Alcoa (14-1) a state-record 18 overall high school football championships.
Once again, the Tornadoes defense was outstanding, limiting P-C to 83 yards of total offense. It was the team’s 10th shutout of the season. The Tornadoes outscored their opponents this year 653-to-71.
Alcoa head coach Gary Rankin, Tennessee’s all-time winningest coach, is now 15-6 in state championship games. 11 of his 15 state titles have come at Alcoa.