By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
Johnson County appears to be hitting its stride with the District Tournament right around the corner but their final three regular season games could be interesting.
The Longhorns will host David Crockett on Wednesday in a makeup game then travel to Hampton on Friday. The were slated to play at Unicoi County on Tuesday.
The Pioneers will feature the best player in Northeast Tennessee in junior guard Patrick Good. He lit up Hampton for 43 points in the Hardees Classic and is averaging better than 23 points per game.
Senior players Chase Phillips and J.R. Speed will be honored that night in addition to Gianna Lay and Dawn Lewis of the Lady Longhorns.
The 'Horns will try and knock off Hampton on Friday, the state's seventh ranked team in Class 1A.
The Bulldogs rode a 29-point performance by Coby Jones in their last meeting to earn a hard fought victory.
Tuesday's game at Unicoi County will likely be repeated next week.
The Blue Devils appear headed for a fourth place finish in league play with Johnson County guaranteed the fifth spot. The two would meet in the first round of the District Tournament which will be played beginning February 11 at the Dyer Dome.
The Lady Longhorns will likely draw either home standing Sullivan East or Unicoi County.
Who's Hot and Who's Not
Legendary head coach John Dyer has his squad hotter than a two-dollar pistol at the present. The Patriots have own nine of their last 10 games and will enjoy an advantage by playing on their home floor.
Sullivan South has won eight of its last 10 with one of those loses at Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett.
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