Greenback Cherokees Football


Field House continues

Work on Greenback’s new athletic field house is underway. The new 6,500 square foot building will provide new locker facilities, coaching office, weight room, as well as home team, visiting team, and public rest rooms.

Head Coach Jason Hicks hopes the facility will be ready for the 2014 season opener on August 22. An approximation of the floor plan can be found here.

If you have not yet purchased a parking pass, you can still do so. There are spaces available in Lot B on the visitor side, and in Lot C. All other parking spaces are now sold out. Please click map to the right for Lot locations.

To reserve a space, please contact Julie Anderson at 865-850-9039.

2014 football Parking Passes

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Nike Gear

Cherokee players: Browse the team Nike gear here, or click the .pdf file above.

Cherokees to use new helmet monitoring system

This season, Greenback will install a select number of helmet sensors into football helmets that

are designed to measure head impact severity. The system, by Riddell, is called InSite and

includes a sensor system that installs directly into the helmet. That sensor is capable of

outputting data that can be used by our trainers to measure impact injury.

Greenback is the first high school in East Tennessee to use this new technology, and

Coach Hicks hopes it will add another level of professionalism and an additional

element of safety for our players.

You can read more about this system here and here.

Text Updates

Football Parents: Text “gbfootball” to 90210 to receive continuous team updates from Coach Hicks.

The Cherokees dropped their jamboree matchup with the William Blount Governors Friday, falling behind early, and never generating sustained offense. When the single quarter of action ended, Greenback was left with a 10-0 deficit and a weeklong headache to think about it.

The ‘Kees fell behind early when the Governors completed a 29-yard field goal on their opening drive. The small victory of keeping William Blount out of the end zone was short lived, however, when the Cherokees fumbled the ball away on their second offensive play. The Governors took over from the Greenback 25 yard line, and scored five plays later.

That 10-0 lead was all it took, as the Cherokees could not sustain an offensive effort. Samuel McCloud and Hunter Willis split time at quarterback, but both were pressured heavily. Running back Tanner LaForce was held out of the contest with a concussion, which contributed to Greenback’s offensive woes.

The Cherokees will now work to right the ship in preparation for the season opener at Sweetwater on Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Make plans to come out and support the Cherokees as they kickoff the 2014 season.

Greenback stumbles out of the gate

Cherokees open 2014 with road win

Greenback traded early punches with the Sweetwater Wildcats in the 2014 season opener, but were able to build some momentum beginning in the third quarter and raced away with a 49-27 victory on the road.

The win marks a repeat of last year’s season opener against the Wildcats, and gives the ‘Kees an early 1-0 record as they prepare for another tough District 3A campaign. Much of Greenback’s success came from the legs of senior running back Jordan Anderson who scored four touchdowns on his own.

Pull away from the Wildcats in second half

35 Years in the making

Greenback traveled to Gatlinburg Pittman on Friday and for the first time since 1979, the ‘Kees walked off the field with a victory over the Highlanders.

Running back Jordan Anderson paced the Cherokees gaining 114 yards on 12 carries, combined with 122 receiving yards on four receptions. The senior added one touchdown each to both categories. 

Greenback took an early 3-0 lead after Braxton Fox hit a 28-yard field goal, but the Highlanders answered back on their next possession, finishing a seven-play drive with a one-yard dive into the end zone.

But after the kickoff, Anderson took the first play from scrimmage 75 yards to pay dirt, and from there, the Cherokees never looked back, adding a second field goal before the half and stiffening against GP’s pounding run game.

The Cherokees struck again just 40 seconds into the third quarter when quarterback Samuel McCloud hit senior receiver Zac Martin to make it 20-7. On the next Greenback series, running back Tanner LaForce capped an eight-play, 74 yard drive with a five-yard score, pushing the lead to 27-7.

GP answered on their next possession with a 72-yard pass play from QB Albert Werner to Carlos Sweeney to draw back to 27-14. McCloud then hit Anderson for a 53-yard scoring strike in response to make it 34-14.

With under four minutes to play, the Highlanders’ Michael Muszik punched in from 2 yards out for the final tally.

The Cherokees welcomes Meigs County to Cooper Field on Friday for Greenback’s home opener. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

‘Kees defeat GP for first time since disco