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Knight In Shining Armor

Freshman helps end region semi early; Lady Tornadoes reach first substate

Alcoa freshman Shelby Knight flicks a pass by a University High defender during Tuesday’s Region 1A semifinal at Alcoa. Photos by Jolanda Jansma

By Stefan Cooper
Blount Press Row

Her feet still hadn’t reached the floor at her desk as a seventh-grader at Alcoa Middle School.

Now an Alcoa High School freshman, Shelby Knight bursts into laughter when she talks about it.

“I was so short my feet didn’t touch the floor,” she said. “They would just dangle.”

America, we have ourselves a hero.

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