ROAN MOUNTAIN, Tenn. — The Cloudland football team may be under new leadership in 2019, but many of the foes will be familiar during the season.
Cloudland will open the Glen White era on the road with a trip to Happy Valley on August 23. The ‘Landers won last season’s contest 8-7 in a defensive struggle to snap a two-game losing streak to the Warriors. For White, it is also the return to where he coached his last game at the helm of the Unicoi County football program.
The ‘Landers will open its home slate on August 30 as South Greene, who was one of last season’s surprise teams, makes the trip to Orr Field. It is the first meeting between the two squads since 2014.
After a bye week on Sept.6, Cloudland will hit the road for two games. The ‘Landers will make the short trek to Hampton on Sept. 13 for the first of two meetings with the Bulldogs as CHS looks to extend its winning streak to three games over the Bulldogs, and then Cloudland will travel to Hancock County on Sept. 20 to open Region 1-A play.
Cloudland is set to close out September with a border battle by welcoming Avery County to Orr Field on Sept. 27.
The month of October will see the ‘Landers open the month on the road with a trip to Unaka for a Region 1-A battle. Cloudland will enter the game with a seven-game winning streak over the Rangers.
Hampton will make the trek to Orr Field on Oct. 11 for the return trip of the close rivals. On Oct. 18, CHS will close out the Region 1-A schedule with a home game against Jellico.
The ‘Landers will travel to Mountain City on Oct. 25 for the final road game of the 2019 regular season to take on Johnson County. Each of the last three meetings between the two teams have been thrillers.
Cloudland will close out the regular season by hosting Sullivan North on Nov. 1. The Raiders were a factor in last season’s Region 1-AA race.
The 2019 TSSAA Playoffs are set for Nov. 8.