Bristol Rhythm travels to Charlotte; Dayne Davis Football Camp scheduled for June 15

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Rhythm travels to Charlotte

The Bristol Rhythm will begin their second consecutive away trip on Saturday with a match at Charlottetowne Hops FC in Charlotte, NC.

Bristol (1-3), which lost 4-0 to National Premier Soccer League Southeast Conference opponent Appalachian FC last Saturday, will look to end its two-game losing streak. Charlottetowne has a 2-2 record this season and is in fourth place in the Southeast Division with six points, behind Hickory FC (13 points) and Appalachian FC and Apotheos FC, who are tied for second with 10 points each.

Bristol currently sits sixth in its first year of existence, but is level with fifth-placed 865 Alliance on three points each. Port City FC has two points and Greenville United is bottom of the table on one point.

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On June 15, Bristol will have a longer road trip with a visit to Atlanta to face Apotheos FC. The Rhythm will face Knoxville's 865 Alliance at Gene Malcolm Stadium on June 22, followed by a trip to Knoxville on June 26 to face Apotheos.

Bristol will finish its home games on June 29 against Hickory FC, with its final game of the regular season scheduled for July 6 against Greenville United in South Carolina.

Joseph McMahon leads Bristol with two goals in four games. Boikaego Mbaakayni and Adam Cooil have each scored a goal for Rhythm.


Dayne Davis Football Camp Returns to Sullivan East

The 3rd Annual Dayne Davis Football Camp will be held on Saturday, June 15th at Sullivan East High School.

According to, Davis, a former Sullivan East football player who now plays offensive lineman for the University of Tennessee, will be joined by Volunteers teammates, including quarterbacks Jake Merklinger and Gaston Moore, running back Dylan Sampson, wide receiver Bru McCoy and tight end Charlie Browder, who was a former standout at Dobyns-Bennett.

Offensive linemen Cooper Mays, Jackson Lampley and Andrej Karic will be there, as will defensive lineman Elijah Simmons and linebacker Elijah Pili. Former Tennessee running back Jabari Davis, who played for the Volunteers from 2001-04, will also be there.

Campers from kindergarten through eighth grade will participate in a two-hour session where the players will serve as coaches and mentors. There will also be an autograph signing and lunch provided by Pizza Plus of Bluff City to cap off the day, which is expected to run from when registration begins at 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For registration and autograph signing information, visit or contact Davis at [email protected].