Top 3 Things to Know About the 2017 Golden Eagles

Here's three things Golden Eagle fans need to know as what could be Rhea County's toughest regular season ever draws near. "Wing Gun" - Shotgun Wing T In an effort to form a more balanced offense, Rhea County head coach Mark Pemberton is rolling out the Shotgun Wing T, more apply dubbed the "Wing Gun". "It's gonna ... More

Eddie Davis to continue football career at Birmingham Prep

EVENSVILLE, TN — Surrounded by family, coaches, and teammates, Golden Eagle veteran Eddie Davis officially accepted a scholarship to continue his football career at Birmingham Prep – a school dedicated to the development of post-graduate students in pursuance of further opportunities in ... More

Rhea County’s Minefield 2017 Schedule

Article by Brian Kamer, Rhea Review A Look at Rhea County’s Minefield 2017 Schedule Like most fans of high school football, I’m already looking forward to next season. 2016 was a great year for our local Eagles, but the page has turned to 2017, and it is time to focus on the upcoming football season. While spring ... More

Times Free Press: Region 4-5A 2016 preview and predictions:

Championship wide open, Possible champs include experienced Mustangs, Owls, Eagles Published in Times Free Press by Ward Gossett The race for Tennessee's Region 4-5A football championship may be more open than it has been in a while. "It could be any of four or five teams and, yeah, I think we'll be one of those," ... More

Tribute to a Golden Eagle Legend, Jake York

For most in the community, Jacob York was known for his contagious smile and as a warrior on the field.  For those close to him, he was known and loved for much more. His dad, Michael York, said when he thinks of his son, he thinks of tenacity and loyalty. “We’re an extremely tight family”, said Michael. ... More

Rhea County Football: Summer Update

Golden Eagles taking the long road to Cookeville It's only a 72 mile drive from Bill Horton Field to Tucker Stadium in Cookeville,  but for the Rhea County Football team who hopes to play there December 2, for a 5A championship, the journey began within a week of the loss in Sevierville. From the Golden ... More

Golden Eagles prepare for Gridiron Challenge in Bama

Eagles set to play in Gridiron Challenge next Friday at Jacksonville State (AL) A return to Bill Horton Field this Tuesday marked the beginning of Spring Practice as the Golden Eagles took their first steps towards their 2016 football season. “This signals the start of the season, because we never stop right up ... More

National Playmakers Academy visits Rhea County

Mason Stephenson, a rising senior Wingback/Linebacker for the Golden Eagles, works out during Sunday's NPA Showcase at Eagle Stadium. (photo: Christopher Hall / Rhea Herald News)  Article and photos by Christopher Hall, Rhea Herald News Over 130 elite football players from across the Tennessee-North Georgia region ... More

Jacob Williams to join former teammates at U. of Cumberlands

Rhea Co’s Jacob Williams to join former teammates at Univ. of Cumberlands It’s official.  Rhea County’s Jacob Williams, a class of 2015 graduate and first team All-State football standout, has signed a letter of intent to play for the University of Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. Williams will join former ... More

Patterson Looks to be Instant hit for University of Cumberlands

Article by Patrick MacCoon, River City Sports Chattanooga, Tenn. -- Mark Pemberton has seen several talented receivers in his days around high school football, but Noel Patterson was something different than most for Rhea County’s head coach who is 196-76 all-time. After a standout senior season the Region 4-5A ... More