Maryville shuts out Heritage in season opener

Maryville ran roughshod over its regular season opponents a season ago - winning games by an average of four touchdowns per contest.
Published: Aug. 20, 2021 at 4:13 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2021 at 11:18 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - After facing each other for a short time in last week’s Blount County Jamboree, Maryville and Heritage kicked off the 2021 season with real implications Friday evening from Jack Renfro Stadium.

The Rebel defense wasted no time settling into the new season. Senior defensive back DJ Burks intercepted Heritage quarterback Wesley Deck to set up Derek Hunt’s offense in plus territory.

Maryville found the end zone for the first time in 2021 just five plays later when quarterback Carson Jones connected with fellow senior Jackson Phillips.

The Rebels took a 35-0 lead into the locker room and didn’t look back - starting the new season with a 49-0 shutout of Heritage.

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