Published On: Mon, Jan 14th, 2019

FOOTBALL: Braves named to Food City Border Bowl roster





SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Six members of the Cherokee Braves varsity football team will join top prep players from four states in this year’s Food City Border Bowl.  Isaiah Evans, Isaiah Armachain, Blake Smith, Seth Smith, Joaquin Layno, and Damian Blanton will play for the North Carolina All-Stars team against the Kentucky All-Stars in the game scheduled at Sevier County High School in Sevierville, Tenn. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.  The Georgia All-Stars will play the Tennessee All-Stars at 12 p.m.

“I’m very proud of these young men and think they’re all excellent choices,” said Kent Briggs, Braves head football coach.  “They all had a good year, and I’m happy that they’re getting the exposure and recognition they deserve.”

Several other Smoky Mountain Conference players have been invited to play with the North Carolina squad including: Slade McTaggart (Murphy), K.J. Allen (Murphy), Hunter Shope (Murphy), Devonte Murray (Murphy), Robert Bodine (Murphy), Reid Beal (Murphy), and Landon Orr (Robbinsville).

Isaiah Armachain








Isaiah Evans










Seth Smith











Blake Smith


Damian Blanton


Joaquin Layno