KNOXVILLE (WATE) — It’s the game football fans in east Tennessee have been waiting for.
Defending 6A state champion Maryville will host defending 4A state champion Fulton on Saturday night in a clash of the two of the most dominant high school football programs in the country.
Fulton has won 37 straight games dating back to 2012. According to MaxPreps.com that is the 9th longest active high school football winning streak in the country. Maryville’s last loss also came in 2012. According to MaxPreps.com the Rebels are tied for the 12th longest active high school football winning streak having won 31 straight games.
“People have wanted to see it for a while,” says Maryville Head Coach George Quarles. “They’re on a 37 game win streak. We’re on a win streak as well, something’s going to give.”
Fulton head coach Rob Black sees the game as an opportunity to put his program up against the best. “I think it’s a great measuring stick for both of us,” says Black. “From our standpoint, it’s a chance for us to get to play what people consider the best in the state of Tennessee.”
Saturday’s game begins at 8 p.m. Saturday night.