Maroon Devils Fall to Braves in Season Finale

Bryson City – The impossible stretch of games for the Maroon Devils ended Friday night.  Swain played the top three teams in the SMC over a span of 8 days, leaving 2 days of prep for 1st place Robbinsville and another 2 days of prep for Cherokee.  The after effects were on full display Friday […]

Understanding the New NCHSAA Football Playoffs

Bryson City – The 2021 NCHSAA football playoffs could be a real shock for those who have followed football for a long time.  NCHSAA and their Board of Directors have revamped  the playoff system for all sports, but it will by far be the biggest shock for football.  First of all gone are the subdivisions […]

Black Knights Rush Past Devils

Robbinsville – The Maroon Devils and Black Knights found themselves in the midst of something, that in all likelihood had never been done in the rich history of the two programs, which was play 3 games in 8 days.  Tuesday was the second leg of the three games for both teams.  But, let’s face facts, […]

Devils Fall From SMC Unbeaten in Thriller

Bryson City – The 2021 season may go down as one of the craziest and perhaps best in the long and storied history of the state’s most decorated conference.  Going into last Friday four teams were within reach of the top sport in the conference.  Murphy, Robbinsville and Cherokee all had one loss, while the […]

Maroon Devils Ride Strong 2nd Qtr to 42-14 Win

Hayesville – The Maroon Devils got a career high 101 rushing yards from Sophomore Josh Collins and scored 21 unanswered points in the 2nd quarter to pull away and coast to a 42-14 win at Hayesville on Friday.  Swain’s Carson Taylor scored 4 touchdowns, including 3 in the 2nd quarter to help push the Devils […]