In a Tale of Two Halves Panthers Come Out on Top

Bryson City – Friday’s matchup between Franklin and Swain will go down as an instant classic.  It was definitely a tale of two halves though, as the Panthers rushed out to a 21-0 lead in the first half, and the Devils scoring 14 unanswered second half points.  In the end Franklin took a hard fought […]

Maroon Devils Impressive in Earning Hard Fought Win

Sylva – Bad news for all of the doubters out there, the Maroon Devils are back.  Friday Swain notched an impressive win over a very good Smoky Mountain football team by the score of 21-9.  Most of Swain’s players went both ways, as a matter of fact a few played the whole game, while Smoky […]

Maroon Devils Take 40-8 Season Opener

Bryson City – Needless to say the Maroon Devils home opener was probably the strangest in the long and storied history of our football program.  Originally the Devils were scheduled to open with North Buncombe on Friday the 20th of August.  North Buncombe had a confirmed case of COVID on Friday morning.  So, for contact […]

Blankenship to Return as Head Coach of the Maroon Devils

Bryson City – After an extensive search for a Head Football Coach the school system was not able to secure the leadership desired to move the football program forward.  Leadership reached out to the one person they knew could lead the program forward in Neil Blankenship.  After careful consideration Coach Blankenship agreed to return to […]

SMC Names All Conference Selections in Football

Bryson City – The Smoky Mountain Conference has tabbed 3 Maroon Devils to their All Smoky Mountain Conference squad in football.  Senior Damian Lossiah is joined by juniors Cooper Hyatt and Carson Taylor in being selected as All Smoky Mountain Conference for this past season. Gabe Lillard and Michael Winchester were both selected as Honorable […]