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Maryville's 13 Year District Domination

Since George Quarles took over the Maryville football program in 2000, the Rebels have been on a roll and put up some impressive streaks such as:

Quarles coaching record of 208-14 in 14 years with a winning percentage of .937, borders on ridiculous.

Maryville have appeared in 13 of 14 title games under Quarles, eight times in Class 4A and all five times in 6A since the current playoff system was set up in 2009.

During that same streak, the Rebels made 10 consecutive title games (2004-2013) winning four of five times in 4A (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007) winning three times out of five attempts in 6A (2010, 2011 and 2013)

But the streak that is undervalued and more impressive is the district/region winning streak that the Rebels currently enjoy.

Soak these numbers in for a moment, 92 consecutive district/region wins dating back to 2000 and 13 straight district/region championships.

The last region loss for Maryville was to Knoxville Halls in 2000, when both teams were members of region 3-4A.

Since that loss, the Rebels have put together an impressive streak.

"District games are more important because of playoff implications, but we try to put the same emphasis on each game that we play," Maryville coach George Quarles said.

"The most important thing in being ready each week is to focus on the process of getting better each and every day," Quarles said. "If you are focusing on that, the scoreboard seems to take care of itself."

The approach to every game is important by Quarles has not only helped with a lengthy district/region streak but that mindset has helped win playoff games and the ultimate goal: state championships.

Since 2000, Maryville has won an absurd 65 playoff games.

Maryville's current streak of 92 is 50 games better than Greeneville's 42 game streak which is second in the state.

Greeneville head coach Caine Ballard agrees with Quarles on the importance of winning district games.

"Winning the district is our first goal and we do understand the playoff seeding importance of winning those games," Ballard said.

Since Ballard was hired as the Greene Devils head coach in 2009, Greeneville is 29-0 in district 2-AA games that has led to five district titles and three 4A state title game appearances with two state titles in 2010 and 2011.

Below is a complete list of current district/region streaks along with the current district they compete in with the cutoff streak being 10 games.

Active District/Region Winning Streaks Going Into 2014 Season
1. Maryville-92, 4-AAA
2. Greeneville-42, 2-AA
3. Hampton-27, 1-A
3. Lexington-27, 14-AA
3. Sevier County-27, 2-AAA
6. Trezevant-22, 16-AA
7. Knoxville Webb-21, Div. II-A East 1
7. Polk County-21, 5-AA
9. Grace Christian Academy-18, 3-A
9. Signal Mountain-18, 7-AA
11. Mitchell-17, 16-A
12. Fulton-16, 3-AA
13. Boyd Buchanan-15, 5-A
14. CPA-14, 12-AA
14. Elizabethton-14, 1-AA
16. Covington-13, 15-AA
17. Dyersburg-11, 13-AA
17. Eagleville-11, 9-A
17. South Pittsburg-11, 6-A
20. Henry County-10, 10-AAA
20. MUS-10, Div. II-AA West
20. Nashville Christian-10, 10-A
20. Union City-10, 14-A

Programs With At Least 50 Playoff Wins
1. Maryville-103-20, .837
2. Brentwood Academy-93-28, .769
3. Alcoa-87-14, .861
4. Milan-76-32, .704
5. Trousdale County-75-24, .758
6. South Pittsburg-67-26, .720
7. Riverdale-64-22, .744
8. Goodpasture-62-26, .705
9. Oak Ridge-62-28, .689
10. Lipscomb Academy-54-18, .750
11. Germantown-53-26, .671
12. Gallatin-51-31, .622
12. White House-51-31, .622

Closing In On 50 Playoff Wins
Austin East-49-21, .700
Melrose-49-23, .681
Marion County-48-27, .658
Fulton-45-18, .714
MUS-45-25, .643

Schools Still Looking For Their 1st Playoff Win
Unaka- 0-12
Pope John Paul II-0-9
Coffee County-0-8
North Greene-0-7
White County-0-7
Walker Valley-0-6
Chattanooga Grace-0-4
Claiborne County-0-4
Montgomery Central-0-4
Stewart County-0-4
Zion Christian-0-4
Hardin Valley-0-3
South Gibson-0-3
Cane Ridge-0-2
Clay County-0-2
David Crockett-0-2
Union County-0-2
West Creek-0-1

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