Donovan Stewart’s Week 8 Victory Formation

There are only three weeks remaining in the 2016 regular season and as usual there are tight region races all across the Volunteer state.

Of the 50 regions that make up the eight classifications, 15 region races have been decided and region champions have been crowned.

The other 35 regions will be decided in the next three weeks which got me thinking who are the dominant programs across the state when it comes to Region play?

So does it take anything extra to get on a big region winning streak?

“We treat all the games on our schedule the same, regardless if it’s a region game or not,” Maryville head coach George Quarles said.

Quarles and the Rebels know what it takes to dominant the region as the Rebels haven’t lost a region game since 2000.

Yes, you read that right. The last region loss for Maryville was a 21-14 defeat to Knoxville Halls in Quarles’ second season as head coach.

Since then the Rebels have won a staggering 109 consecutive region games which has led to 15 straight region titles and 11 state titles, which of course is the ultimate prize.

In fact, Maryville is an absurd 113-2 (.983) in region play since Quarles took over the program in 1999, the two region blemishes came in 2000 as the Rebels started the season 0-4. They will try for their 110th straight region win on Friday as they face William Blount, losers of 14 consecutive region games.

Maryville isn’t the only region kingpin across the state as Greeneville is next on the list as the Greene Devils are winners of 58 consecutive region contests.

Greeneville head coach Caine Ballard hasn’t lost a region games (45-0) since taking over the program in 2009, the Greene Devils started their current streak of 58 region wins back in 2007.

“Winning the region title is always the first team goal that we set every year and obviously doing well in your region is very important because it leads to home playoff games,” Ballard said.

“We don’t prepare any different then non region games but we always stress the importance of them.”

Greeneville (7-0, No. 2 in 4A) will have its toughest region 1-4A game to date as they travel over to Rogersville to take on Cherokee (6-1) led by former Greeneville offensive coordinator Cody Baugh.

There are 17 other programs across the state that have currently won at least 10 straight region games as Class 1A powerhouses Union City (31) and Nashville Christian (27) as well as 3A juggernaut Alcoa (21) round out the top five.

Union City (8-0, No. 2 in 1A) will put that 31 game region winning streak on the line on Friday as they travel over to the state’s top ranked 1A team in Dresden (7-0), winners of seven straight region 7-1A games.

If Nashville Christian (5-2, No. 7) wants to win their fourth consecutive region 5-1A title they will earn it over the next three weeks as they play Gordonsville (5-2), Middle Tennessee Christian (7-1) and No. 8 Trousdale County (6-1), the three teams that are currently just one game back of the Eagles.

Besides winning 21 consecutive in region 2-3A, Alcoa (6-1, No. 1 in 3A) is 53-1 in region action since Gary Rankin arrived in 2006.

“We really stress the importance of doing well in region games,” Rankin said. “Obviously winning the region is the first team goal we have but I really stress that we want to win the region and set up “our” playoff table the best we can.” “You want to play more home playoff games and when you are able to do that, the better I feel you play and the kids play a lot better when you are at home in the playoffs.”

The Tornadoes will travel to Christian Academy of Knoxville (7-1, No. 3) on October 28 with the winner being the region 2-3A champion.

Fulton winners of three consecutive 4A state titles (2012, 2013 and 2014) are 28-2 since 2011 under the guidance of coach Rob Black while 2014 3A state champion CPA are 29-2 since 2011 under the watchful eye of Ingle Martin.

Below is a breakdown of every region in the state with the defending Region champion, team with the longest current winning and losing streak listed.

Class 1A
Region 1-1A

Defending Region Champion- Cloudland
Current Region Winning Streak- Cloudland- 7, (last region loss was Hampton in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Concord Christian- 7, new school which hasn’t won a region game in two years as a varsity program.

2-1A
Defending Region Champion- Greenback
Current Region Winning Streak- Greenback- 12, (Grace Christian Academy in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Jellico- 22, (lyast region win was Oakdale in 2012)

3-1A
Defending Region Champion- South Pittsburg
Current Region Winning Streak- South Pittsburg-8, (Marion County in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Lookout Valley, (Sale Creek in 2014)

4-1A
Defending Region Champion- Columbia Academy
Current Region Winning Streak- Columbia Academy-20, (Collinwood in 2012)
Current Region Losing Streak- Richland-19, (Cornersville in 2012)

5-1A
Defending Region Champion- Nashville Christian
Current Region Winning Streak- Nashville Christian-27, (Clarksville Academy in 2012)
Current Region Losing Streak- Pickett County (never won a region game since program started in 2007)

6-1A
Defending Region Champion- Wayne County
Current Region Winning Streak- Wayne County- 16 (Collinwood in 2013)
Current Region Losing Streak- Perry County- 14 (Collinwood in 2013)

7-1A
Defending Region Champion- Union City
Current Region Winning Streak- Union City-31 (Peabody in 2012)
Current Region Losing Streak- Gleason- 22 (West Carroll in 2013)

8-1A
Defending Region Champion- Carver
Current Region Winning Streak- KIPP Academy- 5 (Carver in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Booker T. Washington- 6 (Memphis Academy of Health Sciences in 2014)

Class 2A
1-2A

Defending Region Champion- Hampton
Current Region Winning Streak- Happy Valley- 6 (Gatlinburg-Pittman in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Cumberland Gap-21 (Grainger in 2012)

2-2A
Defending Region Champion- Rockwood
Current Region Winning Streak- Austin East- 5 (Rockwood in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Wartburg-12 (Jellico in 2014)

3-2A
Defending Region Champion- Boyd Buchanan
Current Region Winning Streak- Marion County- 9 (Boyd Buchanan in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Brainerd- 6 (Silverdale in 2015)


4-2A 

Defending Region Champion- Forrest
Current Region Winning Streak- Forrest-15 (Huntland in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- East Robertson-3 (Eagleville in 2016)

5-2A
Defending Region Champion-Waverly
Current Region Winning Streak- Waverly-8 (Fairview in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Loretto- 9 (Collinwood in 2014)

6-2A
Defending Region Champion- Adamsville
Current Region Winning Streak- Adamsville-12 (Trinity Christian in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Halls-5 (Gibson County in 2015)

7-2A
Defending Region Champion- Trezevant
Current Region Winning Streak- MAHS- 4 (Trezevant in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- MLK Prep- 7 (Sheffield in 2014)

8-2A
Defending Region Champion- Manassas
Current Region Winning Streak- Mitchell-7 (Hillcrest in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Manassas- 3 (Westwood in 2015)

1-3A
Defending Region Champion- Elizabethton
Current Region Winning Streak- Elizabethton- 11 (Sullivan South in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Claiborne County- 15 (Cumberland Gap in 2014)

2-3A
Defending Region Champion- Alcoa
Current Region Winning Streak- Alcoa- 21 (CAK in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Loudon-8 (Polk County in 2014)


3-3A

Defending Region Champion- East Ridge
Current Region Winning Streak- Notre Dame- 5 (East Ridge in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Chattanooga Christian- 4 (Red Bank in 2015)

4-3A
Defending Region Champion- Upperman
Current Region Winning Streak- Upperman-10 (DeKalb County in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Cannon County- 12 (Smith County in 2014)

5-3A
Defending Region Champion- CPA
Current Region Winning Streak- Stratford- 7 (CPA in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Whites Creek- 8 (Goodpasture in 2015)

6-3A
Defending Region Champion- Camden
Current Region Winning Streak- Fairview- 4 (Camden in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- East Hickman- 7 (Stewart County in 2015)

7-3A
Defending Region Champion- Liberty
Current Region Winning Streak- Liberty- 17 (Covington in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Jackson South side- 8 (Jackson Central Merry in 2015)

8-3A
Defending Region Champion- Covington
Current Region Winning Streak- Raleigh Egypt- 6 (Bolivar in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Sheffield- 11 (Douglass in 2014)


1-4A

Defending Region Champion- Greeneville
Current Region Winning Streak- Greeneville- 58 (Daniel Boone in 2007)
Current Region Losing Streak- Sullivan Central- 11 (Volunteer in 2014)

2-4A
Defending Region Champion- Fulton
Current Region Winning Streak- Knoxville Catholic- 6 (Fulton in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Union County- 13 (Austin East in 2013)

3-4A
Defending Region Champion- Stone Memorial
Current Region Winning Streak- Stone Memorial- 10 (Rhea County in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- (tie) Cumberland County and Livingston Academy- 3 (Cumberland’s last win- Chattanooga Central in 2015; Livingston- Sequoyah in 2015)

4-4A
Defending Region Champion- Marshall County
Current Region Winning Streak- Marshall County- 9 (CPA in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Tullahoma- 9 (Coffee County in 2014)


5-4A

Defending Region Champion- Pearl Cohn
Current Region Winning Streak- Pearl Cohn- 9 (East Nashville in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- White House- 5 (Macon County in 2015)

6-4A
Defending Region Champion- Kenwood
Current Region Winning Streak- Lipscomb Academy- 3 (Kenwood in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- (tie) Hillwood and Montgomery Central- 2 (Hillwood in Kenwood, 2016; Montgomery Central in Creek wood, 2016)


7-4A

Defending Region Champion- Jackson North side
Current Region Winning Streak- Haywood County- 7 (JNS in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Obion County- 9 (Ripley in 2015)

8-4A
Defending Region Champion- Memphis East
Current Region Winning Streak- Memphis East- 7 (Whitehaven in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Kingsbury- 20 (Frayser (now MLK Prep in 2012)

1-5A
Defending Region Champion- Sevier County
Current Region Winning Streak- Morristown West- 4 (Sevier County in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Tennessee High- 6 (Cocke County in 2014)

2-5A
Defending Region Champion- Knoxville West
Current Region Winning Streak- Gibbs- 4 (Knoxville West in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Powell- 3 (South Doyle in 2015)

3-5A
Defending Region Champion- Farragut
Current Region Winning Streak- Oak Ridge- 7 (Farragut in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Karns- 3 (Lenoir City in 2015)

4-5A
Defending Region Champion- Ooltewah
Current Region Winning Streak- Rhea County- 7 (Ooltewah in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- White County- 12 (Cumberland County in 2014)

5-5A
Defending Region Champion- Independence
Current Region Winning Streak- Independence- 13 (Franklin in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Columbia- 11 (Franklin County in 2014)

6-5A
Defending Region Champion- Hillsboro
Current Region Winning Streak- Cane Ridge- 9 (Beech in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Glencliff- 11 (Hillwood in 2014)

7-5A
Defending Region Champion- Centennial
Current Region Winning Streak- Centennial- 11 (Franklin in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- West Creek- 11 (Clarksville in 2015 by forfeit)

8-5A
Defending Region Champion- Brighton
Current Region Winning Streak- Memphis Central- 9 (Brighton in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Memphis Overton- 19 (Hamilton in 2013)

1-6A
Defending Region Champion- Maryville
Current Region Winning Streak- Maryville- 109 (Knoxville Halls in 2000)
Current Region Losing Streak- William Blount- 14 (Lenoir City in 2014)

2-6A
Defending Region Champion- Oakland
Current Region Winning Streak- Oakland- 16 (Blackman in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- Warren County- 11 (Cumberland County in 2014)

3-6A
Defending Region Champion- Ravenwood
Current Region Winning Streak- Franklin- 10 (Ravenwood in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Antioch- 12 (Hunters Lane in 2014)

4-6A
Defending Region Champion- Whitehaven
Current Region Winning Streak- Whitehaven- 11 (Arlington in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Bartlett- 12 (Kingsbury in 2014)

Division II-A East/Middle 1
Defending Region Champion- Friendship Christian
Current Region Winning Streak- Knoxville Webb- 4 (DCA in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Mt. Juliet Christian- 7 (Zion Christian in 2014)

Division II-A East/Middle 2
Defending Region Champion- FRA
Current Region Winning Streak- FRA- 4 (BGA in 2014)
Current Region Losing Streak- (tie) Davidson Academy and Ezell-Harding- 1 (Davidson- Ezell-Harding in 2015; Ezell- Zion Christian in 2015)

Division II-A West 1 
Defending Region Champion- Northpoint Christian
Current Region Winning Streak- Lausanne- 4 (Northpoint Christian in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Northpoint Christian- 3 (Harding Academy in 2015)


Division II-A West 2

Defending Region Champion- St. George’s
Current Region Winning Streak- St. George’s- 15 (ECS in 2013
Current Region Losing Streak- Rossville Christian- 7 (Fayette Academy in 2014)

Division II-AA East/Middle 
Defending Region Champion- Brentwood Academy
Current Region Winning Streak- MBA- 6 (BA in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- Father Ryan- 7 (JP II in 2015)

Division II-AA West
Defending Region Champion- Christian Brothers
Current Region Winning Streak- Briarcrest- 2 (MUS in 2015)
Current Region Losing Streak- St. Benedict- 12 (Briarcrest in 2011)


Longest Current Region Winning Streaks

Maryville- 109
Greeneville-58
Union City- 31
Nashville Christian- 27
Alcoa- 21
Columbia Academy- 20
Liberty- 17
Oakland- 16
Forrest- 15
St. George’s- 15
Independence- 13
Adamsville- 12
Greenback- 12
Centennial- 11
Elizabethton- 11
Whitehaven- 11
Franklin- 10
Stone Memorial- 10
Upperman- 10

Longest Current Region Losing Streak
Pickett County- 50
Gleason- 22
Jellico- 22
Cumberland Gap- 21
Kingsbury- 20
Memphis Overton- 19
Richland- 19
Claiborne County- 15
William Blount- 14
Union County- 13
Antioch- 12
Bartlett- 12
Cannon County- 12
St. Benedict- 12
Wartburg- 12
White County- 12
Columbia- 11
Glencliff- 11
Sheffield- 11
Sullivan Central- 11
Warren County- 11
West Creek- 11

Contact Donovan at donovans1222@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at Examine_Stew

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