Decades in the making, the Rhea County, Cleveland rivalry rarely disappoints.
The Blue Raiders found themselves ranked fourth in state 5A rankings after Week 3 with wins over Sevier County (51-20), East Hamilton (34-6), and Soddy Daisy (56-14). Since, they have dropped three of their last four appearances with the most recent at home against cross-county rival Walker Valley (68-36).
The Eagles are coming off a bye week after a 40-16 loss to nationally ranked Cathedral. Rhea County upgraded one spot to a #6 state 5A ranking during the bye week.
Cleveland has dominated the series with a 24-14 record over the Golden Eagles – most notably in recent years. Since 2007, Rhea County has won two out of seven.
Kickoff is slated for 7:30 PM at Cleveland High School, 850 Raider Dr, Cleveland, TN 37312.