Oak Ridge will play at Powell in a quarterfinal game of the Class 5A football playoffs.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Friday, November 18. Tickets are $10.
Oak Ridge (7-5) lost to Powell 30-14 during the regular season on September 30. It was the only loss for the Wildcats in Region 3 this year, and they finished 4-1 in the region.
The Panthers (10-2), undefeated in Region 3 during the regular season this year (5-0), were state Class 5A champions last season.
The Wildcats advanced to the quarterfinal game with a 13-12 win in a second-round game at McMinn County (9-3) last week. Oak Ridge was eliminated by McMinn County 24-17 in the first round of last season’s playoffs.
This year, Oak Ridge’s Brandon Heyward blocked a game-winning field goal attempt by McMinn County to eliminate the Cherokees.
Oak Ridge advances on a blocked field goal!!— Alex Myers (@AlexMyersTV) November 12, 2022
What a thriller down here in McMinn County.
FINAL: Oak Ridge 13, McMinn County 12 pic.twitter.com/Sx2DRII3it
Oak Ridge opened the playoffs this year with a 36-17 defeat of Rhea County at home on November 4.
Three of Oak Ridge’s losses this season were to teams from larger Class 6A schools: Bearden, Farragut, and Dobyns-Bennett. One was to Powell, and the other was to Greeneville, a standout Class 4A team that won a state championship in 2018 and has been to a Class 4A quarterfinal every year since.
You can listen to a broadcast of tonight’s Oak Ridge-Powell game by the Prepradio.com crew on FM 92.7, Prepradio.com, and Comcast Channel 15.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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