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Tornadoes, Rebels own state’s top 2 defenses

Alcoa defensive coordinator Brian Nix crafted the state’s top-ranked scoring defense during the 2020 regular season. Crosstown rival Maryville was right behind the Tornadoes with the state’s second-ranked stop unit. Photo by Jolanda Jansma

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
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No offense.

No special teams.

The accompanying video is all about the defenses at defending state champions Alcoa and Maryville, for a genuinely rare and impressive reason.

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