The Volunteer Falcons could help leader Tanner Cook extend his lead in the Times News picking panel this week, while Gate City and Happy Valley could provide a boost for Jeff Birchfield.
With the panel mostly in sync this week, just four games threaten to shift the rankings. But it could be a big shift as leader Tanner Cook and second-place Jeff Birchfield are on opposite sides of all four picks.
There are only two high school games that dare to change the standings. Will J.I. Burton help the team chase down leader Tanner Cook? Can Castlewood deliver for Jeff Birchfield?
This week may divide the pack as the Times News/Johnson City Press panel is split 3-2 on seven different games, including Daniel Boone-Science Hill, Cherokee-Morristown West, Grainger-Volunteer and Eastside-Thomas Walker.