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The PhoeNix Project Firebirds 10th shutout in Tornado championship season

Anthem masterpiece.
The 2019 BlueCross Bowl marked the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the playoffs in Tennessee high school football. Athletic trainer Joe Black played for the 1969 Loudon Redskins, who won the Class AA title that year. There were three classifications.
Go Tornadoes!
These guys are really fun to watch.
Alcoa athletic trainer Peggy Bratt makes ready the secret sauce.
Copy that.
Revenge!
Alcoa senior and Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Kicker of the Year Zeke Rankin knocks the ball from the tee to get things started.
Tornadoes kicking coach Carlos Lopez.
Who ya with?
Taharin Sudderth. No words.
As dubbed by the Tennessee Tech public address announcer, "the big fullback," junior Tristen Blankenship, rumbles into the Pearl Cohn secondary.
The Juke King, junior Ahmaudd Sankey, splashes a would-be tackler with a savage move.
Or maybe you'd prefer some Ronald Jackson. We're cool with either option.
"On the quarterback keeper, that's No. 14, Sam Vaulton!"
Alcoa junior Cam Burden was named the BlueCross Bowl Most Valuable Player, collecting a game-high eight tackles, including two sacks and three tackles for loss. Burden's father, Tornado assistant coach P.J. Burden, was named BlueCross Bowl Defensive Most Valuable Player during Sevier County's championship run in 1999.
Burden doesn't get the sack here, but Pearl Cohn quarterback Martino Owens doesn't complete that pass, either.
The state's only coach with 400 wins, Gary Rankin earned a TSSAA record 15th state championship with the shutout of Pearl Cohn.
Just like the poetry of this shot.
This one, too.
Zeke launches into a massive kickoff. BPR Photo of the Year finalist.
Check out that Blankenship pancake at lower right.
Here's another one, lower left. Hilarious!
One of the most entertaining shots of the weekend. Just flat out wild!
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Jolanda Jansma
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