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Maryville’s Hunt, Hopkins weigh in on offense vs. defense

Maryville senior Dylan Hopkins, Blount County’s lone Mr. Football finalist this season, faces a stern test with a visit from Farragut’s Admirals in tonight Class 6A second round game at Shields Stadium. Photos by Wallace Bowden

By Conner McCarty
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Offense or defense?

Which is more important?

Certainly, a question that has been debated among football fans for decades.

Maryville (10-1) is elite on both sides of the football. Offensively, the Rebels average 40.8 points per game and have scored a total of 446 points this season. Defensively, the Rebels average only 16.5 points against per game.

The Maryville defense has allowed only 184 points this season, earning shutouts against McMinn County, Heritage and Bearden.

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