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Countdown to Kickoff: Farragut

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- For the third straight year, Farragut will open up the season playing traditional powers Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett and Oak Ridge.

Those aren't even district games. The Admirals will still have to play the likes of Maryville and Bearden.

Head coach Eddie Courtney has always enjoyed putting together a challenging schedule. It appears as if this year's group of Admirals will have the right kind of chemistry to tackle it.

"I think they're a close-knit bunch," Courtney said.

"We came out of spring ball with a lot of guys competing to play, and when you have that that helps your football team develop and build depth."

Wide receiver/defensive back Jake Bruce likes the balance the Admirals have.

"I think we have a really good run game, plus we got a really good pass game," Bruce said. "On defense, I feel that we have a real strong defensive line plus a couple of returning linebackers, so I feel that's gonna be a real key is to just play together."

The Admirals open up the season at Dobyns-Bennett on August 17. The Indians won last year's game 14-7.

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