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  1. 7 points
    As a lot of you probably know our team and community are suffering through a tragic accident to one of our own here at Oneida. Isaac Morgan was severely injured in an accident and due to his injuries has a very long and difficult recovery ahead at UT Medical Center. Of course we’re asking anyone that would to pray for him and his family and teammates. But that’s not the purpose of this post. There have been numerous programs reach out offering support and prayers during this difficult time and we’re extremely thankful to all but one in particular stood out to me. Coach Rankin called and told Coach Lambert that he lived near the hospital and offered his home to the Morgan family anytime they wanted or needed a place to stay free of charge so they could stay near their son during his hospitalization. A very classy move and I just wanted to thank Coach Rankin personally and for all of us on The Reservation.
  2. 7 points
    Ladies & Gentleman, this is why the election is so important. Remember to thank all your liberal socialist democrat friends for the memories lost by the outgoing seniors. Dang shame, our country has become so politically corrupt. TRUMP 2020
  3. 7 points
    Collierville's team has two players test positive with COVID-19.
  4. 6 points
    Wanted to ask Coach T collectively, to pray for #11 Micah McClendon of Forrest, who was injured last night in the Moore Co game. Injury was related to the spine. Very serious. His surgery took hours, and is apparently finished. Not much is known at this time. We go at it here. We are all competitive. But this is a kid's health and future. The McClendon's, collectively, are responsible for much good in Chapel Hill. Our kids are everything to us. Our own kids, as well as the kids in our communities. Some might criticize, "You live vicariously thru your kids..." I disagree. We love our kids, so we push them to be their best. We want them to be better than us. We want them to avoid the mistakes we made. Athletics, and especially football, teaches our young men how to win, how to push themselves, and how to be part of something bigger than themselves. How to dig deeper than they thought they could. How to bounce back from defeat, and how to get better every day, even in victory. A little about the McClendon family (my best effort, I don't guarantee 100% accuracy): - Tyler was a state wrestling champ 2013 - Zach was a runner up 2A Mr Football finalist in 2014 - Nick was a state wrestling champ 2019, 2020, played on two Region champ Rockets teams (2016, 2019), and was 2A Mr Football finalist in 2019 All 4 brothers have played football since youth league. Lots of great games, great wins, a few losses along the way, but all 4 boys very very special athletes. Micah is a sophomore, and some said he might be the most talented of them all. Lord God, please give him a chance to show us all that. Please. Take a moment today. Let's give this young man's injury to our Creator, and Savior, for healing. Thank You, The General
  5. 6 points
    I attended our road game Friday night and folks were allowed to enter the gate without wearing any masks. Of course, they did check everyone's temperature before entering. It seems to me some of these regulations that are in place are not gonna be enforced. Maybe they want to keep away from any confrontation that may or could arise I guess. Which is sad in my opinion. IDK. I wish everyone would take it upon themselves to follow what is in place and for the life of me I can't understand why some of you think it's such a big deal. I for one want these kids to have their moment in the sun and have their season. My advice is comply with what is in place or stay at home. Simple as that. This ain't about you or me individually. It's about all of us together. It's about these kids. It's about them being able to play the sport they love in front of their families, friends and communities. There's a reason these regulations are in place. So we could possibly have a safer way to enjoy some normalcy and enjoy watching these kids play. I'll finish my thoughts with this: If the TSSAA cancels these kids season because of non compliance of their regulations then I'm gonna blame some of the people in this room. And then, I do not forgive.
  6. 5 points
    Three weeks ago Greenback has a player that gets hurt in the Loudon game and he's wearing a foot boot on a season ending injury and transfers to Alcoa the following week saying he plans on concentrating on his school studies and taking advantage of the great training facilities Alcoa provides. Three weeks later he's playing against Maryville. Did Gary rub this kids foot with Mr. Miyagi's magical power or what. Did the father find a good Rental House in the Alcoa city Limits in that short of a time period to be eligible. After using Greenback to be eligible to play high school football in the 8th grade and then move on I wonder what those people think? Does Gary not have enough sense to realize if he'll do it to them he'll do it to him when IMG comes calling? http://
  7. 5 points
    If a team in the playoffs has to stop it'll just have to be the way it is, the other team moves on to the next round. Fair or not, that could water down the championships, but there's no other way to do it, because there'll be playoffs, unless things drastically change between now and the first Friday in November.
  8. 5 points
    After playing both cornersville and Forrest. Cornersville would destroy forrest
  9. 5 points
    Can’t trade what you don’t have
  10. 5 points
    Democrat areas. Hate to say it, but it's completely politics.
  11. 4 points
    South Pittsburg vs Huntland Assessment Defense: This year the Pirates look pretty sound defensively. Their box defense is one of the best I've seen in a long time. Interior DL have good size, strength, and discipline. #75 and #65 will continue to cause problems for people. In most sets, the ends are very strong up top and quick. #24 is a good ball player and is as quick as some receivers. The secondary is not as sound as last year, but one of their safeties is a centerfielder back there. As far as defensive strategy goes, the football IQ is pretty high across the board. They roll coverages and disguise coverages very well and adjust the front accordingly. Offense: I have concerns about the OL this year. #52 and #58 are very good, and #50 looks very undersized but delivered some of the best trap blocks I've seen this year. Huntland achieved some penetration early on in the game with a pretty lackluster DL. The backs and receivers are phenomenal. #4 is exactly who I thought he was and #2 is just as deadly when healthy. #11 is a threat to anyone downfield and #28 has the frame to play football on Saturdays and is very effective in the short game. #1 is one of the best QB's in 1A this year. Very smart with the football and maintains very good control when passing. He probably threw 6 passes last night and at least 2 were touchdowns and only 1-2 were incomplete after being hurried. Special Teams: The return game will be a solid source of points for the Pirates as usual. #4 and #28 thrive in an open field. Kickoff team covers very quickly and very well. The punter is probably the biggest weakness of this football team.
  12. 4 points
    Dearest Mother- Once again, your youngest son, who is of sound mind and strong body, picks up his goose quill to inform you of our past, present and future campaigns. Last week we were about to engage the warriors from the village of Jasper. And just when the time came for the battle to commence, their Chief, RunAndHides, gathered up his would be force and fled into the Fiery Gizzard once more. It must be true; his plumed headdress is made from chicken feathers. Then, Captain Victory, try as he might, could not get Chief RunAndHides to reschedule our battle against his feathered flock. Therefore, Captain Victory and his band of Pirates have moved forward and set their trained eyes upon another campaign. This one against the Hornet men from the land of Huntland. Led by none other than Major Blue Hornet Robertson. We have never ventured into this Hornets nest that lies beautifully tucked away in the land of Huntland. But, I do believe Sweet Mother of mine, we have plenty of Bruton left over from our prior two battles with two different swarms of YellowJacket men. Tell Papa the word around the port of South Pittsburg is that the Lion men from the Red Banks above the scenic city shall not traverse down the Tanasi. Tell him the unseen enemy has reached out and struck again. Upon hearing this unfortunate news, Captain Victory has sent out a call into other lands, ports, hills and valleys for someone to step forward and accept an invitation to The Beene. Maybe that call was heard. Maybe that call will be answered. We shall see. But for the meantime, our full attention is our trek into the Hornets nest. Then afterwards, our fate for the following week will rest in the Hands of the Almighty. Sweet Mother of mine, there are a lot of unknowns in this campaign season. But one thing I was taught early on was to trust in the Lord. Yes, I trust in Him. And I also trust in Captain Victory. For wherever he leads I will follow. And just like cousin Merle's song lyrics say, I sing them now. Yes, I sing them now to everyone here and back home; If we make it through December, everything's gonna be alright I know. Love to all- Sgt Southtowner
  13. 4 points
    Everyone please remember and lift up Farragut coach Eddie Courtney to the Good Lord in your prayers this morning. He is having prostate cancer surgery. Prayers for a complete and speedy recovery........
  14. 4 points
    You’re right. They can dig up that dirt, open that coffin and let my neighbor out. He’s not really dead because there is no such thing as COVID!
  15. 4 points
    To be the man, you have to beat the man! Powell has the swagger, Central has the Championship! Credit to both coaches for making it happen with both teams now open. The kids want games like this as much as the fans do. Litton's about to be invaded.
  16. 4 points
    Reality is Maryville has 18 State Championships and we are the defending State Champion ... now where does Mt Juliet fit in Reality ?
  17. 4 points
    I might have to bring back the 100% correct WaCoJaCo 6A top 10 poll to end all this bickering.
  18. 4 points
    Quarantine the kid/kids that test positive and let them play. Covid is less severe that the flu in school age children (From multiple sources). We all have the same risk of catching it at the gas station, grocery store,restaurants etc. What are we supposed to do hide in our houses scared to death until the "Media" tells us its ok to come out
  19. 4 points
    To our good neighbors in Waverly. Like you all, this was one football game we in Fairview do look forward to. Whether it be the heart crushing OT loss or the last second win, we love this football game as much as you do. We’re all in uncharted waters these days. As bad as we miss the Friday Night Lights in Fairview, I think we all appreciate the efforts of keeping the players, parents and grandparents safe and healthy during these times. I think I can say as a tiny part of Yellow Jacket Nation...we apologize. But, in the grand scheme of things currently, I think we all agree that the pigskin bouncing around on the gridiron is minimal compared to health. We, like you, hope this game is rescheduled. But, if not, you can bet Yellow Jacket Nation will be Tiger fans for the rest of your season. Until then, let’s all keep our fingers crossed and pray for each other during this mess.
  20. 4 points
    Rumor is Metro Davidson County Schools is ready to pull the plug on football season. It’s a dang shame students are being put into a political mess right now. There are students in those schools that use football as their motivation just to get their high school diploma. Cooper and the director of Metro Schools are both clowns.
  21. 4 points
    Tears are hard to stop right now. KWC (Kermit Clinton) was a true lover of High School football. We know how much he loved Whitehaven>He was a 1982 graduate of WH. He could debate anybody on Memphis football but always with class. He started The Big Games IN Memphis" contest that made us very competitive. It is so sad that Whitehaven lost a rising Senior to death on Thursday and one of its biggest fans on yesterday. We have stood on the track during Mitchell and Whitehaven games and talked until the lights were turned off. RIP KWC
  22. 4 points
    Because they are forgotten liberal hacks with no other purpose in life than to try and make trouble for everyone else to fill the “voids” in all aspects of their pitiful existence.
  23. 4 points
    Yes. The coaches may be teaching fundamentals on the field maybe even schemes. More importantly the coaches are teaching life lessons and in some cases the coaches are the male role models that the kids don't have anywhere else. I know the coaches and kids want to play. But even if they don't get to this is a very important time for the coaches to be there for the kids.
  24. 4 points
    Way to try and Troll. Greeneville fan's have stuck on these board for a long time even when Fulton had their 3 year run while in 4a. The top 4a program in the last decade with a 90% winning percentage and 83% winning percentage in the play-offs and 4 gold balls and a silver ball in the trophy case. Unless your a Betsy Fan (who is the only 4a team to beat us in the last 3 years ) I would worry about your program getting on Greeneville's level in 4a
  25. 4 points
    Guys, TSSAA did make the call! They said play ball, and they said it in time for everyone to put in the requisite practice time to play from day one. You can't fault TSSAA for anyone who missed a single game... the worst thing that they did was to say from mid June that teams should follow their local government guidelines regarding social distancing and close contact/small groups, which they would have had to do anyway, but it gave a few teams a jump on beginning football operations. If your team started late, hasn't played yet, or won't play at all this season, it's either the fault of your city or county government, or your local school district. TSSAA formulated three different "backup" plans, and chose the better of the three in case the Governor's order banning contact was not lifted in time to begin the season on time. Fortunately, the non contact order was lifted and we will have a full ten game season, with the full four teams from each region playoff format. I have rarely been a fan of TSSAA's execution of procedures, but I'll have to give them credit where it's due on this one... they got it exactly right.
  26. 4 points
    Consider the source on that one.
  27. 4 points
    you have liberal bureaucrats running the show. why did anyone expect a timely decision
  28. 4 points
    I don’t have a dog in this hunt, and I’ll admit I don’t know anything about Boone. I have, however, followed Greeneville and NE 4A football fairly close since the year we met the Devils in Cookeville. Ballard built the program to what it is, and any new coach will have hiccups in their first game whether it be due to nerves or just inexperience being the final decision maker. I wouldn’t be too worried as a Devil fan yet. This was game 1 for a brand new coach and fairly young team without any preseason scrimmages with other teams or a jamboree. The old saying is a team usually improves the most from game one to game two of any season. I would look for Greeneville to come out on fire next week, and until they lose two or three games, they are still one of the two best teams in 4A in NE TN with Betsy. No disrespect to AC, but until they beat one of those two they are number three. Just my two cents, and I hope Springfield can meet one of those three teams again in Cookeville this year.
  29. 4 points
    I'm not going to take the time to list all the reasons you're wrong, but you can research it yourself... no possibility of a lawsuit. In the perspective of your thought process, there would be hundreds of thousands of lawsuits yearly from school related illnesses and injuries. To keep it simple, little Jimmy's parents are his legal guardians and football is a voluntary activity. In the context of our discussion, it is me on the line.
  30. 4 points
    Any purpose served by this thread has ended long ago. If you want to continue this political discussion then you can do so on the CoachT Plus boards. Thanks to those of you who tried to keep it relevant.
  31. 4 points
    Cooper needs to be recalled. Disgraceful!
  32. 4 points
    If this rumor is true (and there must be some validity to it if this many people know} it is very sad for all the players that have been practicing daily since 2nd week in July . Games are being played in counties bordering Nashville and privates inside Nashville are playing and no problems have been discussed. Numbers in Nashville are reported going down. Sad to think politics or any agenda is responsible for this decision. Logistically I do see where metro would have difficulty playing home games with all the new requirements and having enough people to implement them. I just hurt for all the players who have basically been lied to.
  33. 4 points
    Follow the rules so the kids can play. My two hours in a mask grants these ball players memories for a lifetime.
  34. 4 points
  35. 3 points
    Replay on that 2 pt conversion would have been nice
  36. 3 points
    WHAT'S GOOD OLE BUDDIES! #LOP
  37. 3 points
    Mount Juliets biggest accomplishment in history is they played Oakland tougher in the 2018 playoffs than Maryville did.
  38. 3 points
    A Quarantine is for sick people. When healthy people are masked, handcuffed and forced to stay indoors, that's called tyranny.
  39. 3 points
    This is a big reason that Maryville wins. Powerful stuff right there when Derek Hunt tells his players that he loves them and the players tell him they love him. I am so glad Derek is Maryville's coach.
  40. 3 points
    Rockwood lost to Sweetwater by 20 who Meigs beat by 20. Hard to argue their heart beats more than Sweetwaters.
  41. 3 points
    I think he delivered the playbook to Rankin today lol
  42. 3 points
    haha... I wouldn't do that to my partner... He might tell John Olive I picked Marshall County..
  43. 3 points
    Funny how just a couple years ago Olive was too old and people wanted him gone. Couple players later and he is a great coach again.. Amazing how that works
  44. 3 points
    It's not really that fierce. I mean yes, the game was cancelled once because there was a threat of violence because of the game the year before. Yes, parades were monitored because there there would possibly be a problem from opposing teams fans. Yes, one team did spray round up on the other team's field and tear down the goal posts. And one team did paint their own field house and blame it on the other team. Yes, one teams fans did beat on the ambulance and cuss out the kid that was being taken away while flipping him off through the windows. But I wouldn't say it was fierce. It's just South Pitt and jasper.
  45. 3 points
    Not going to argue with a guy who deludes himself in to believing that the program he supports doesn't/hasn't taken transfers and out of zone 9th graders. That's just hypocritical.
  46. 3 points
    Another thing people forget.. without the refs there would be no season. If they decided they were afraid to get sick and didn't participate we'd have so many disappointed kids. Hats off to the refs
  47. 3 points
    Chilly has responded: TSSAA executive director responds to Shelby County Schools superintendent TSSAA The following letter was sent today via electronic mail from Bernard Childress, Executive Director of TSSAA to Dr. Joris Ray, Superintendent of Shelby County Schools. It was written in response to a letter from Dr. Ray dated Aug. 24, 2020. Dr. Joris M. Ray Superintendent Shelby County Schools 160 S. Hollywood Street Memphis, TN 38112 Dear Dr. Ray: TSSAA received your August 24, 2020, letter. The letter addresses some matters that remain in litigation and about which TSSAA will not comment, nor will TSSAA dignify with a response the wholly unwarranted assertion that TSSAA has been inattentive to equity and the impact of its rules on students of color. However, TSSAA does want to respond to the criticism of its regulations and guidelines for returning to interscholastic athletic competition. That criticism is unfounded and is based on mistaken assumptions of the underlying facts. The suggestion that TSSAA’s regulations and guidelines lacked scientific support is ill-informed. TSSAA developed its COVID-19 return-to-play regulations and guidelines with extensive input from the physician members of TSSAA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. TSSAA also relied on information from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the leading authority on high school athletics across America and a clearinghouse for best practices in high school sports. As a member of the NFHS, TSSAA has access to and made use of return-to-play guidance developed by the NFHS’s own Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, a 15-member committee that includes nationally renowned medical doctors and research specialists. TSSAA took into account data and standards from the Centers for Disease Control, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. TSSAA also gathered input from numerous sister associations in other states. TSSAA worked closely with Governor Bill Lee’s administration, which had the benefit of expert input from both state and national sources. Based on currently available information from a wide array of resources, TSSAA believes its regulations and guidelines represent “best practices” for a return to athletic competition at the secondary school level. The letter also asserts that the TSSAA protocols fail to account for the varying COVID-19 statistics among counties in Tennessee. The opposite is true. TSSAA establishes “minimum” rules for its member schools. TSSAA’s COVID-19 regulations and guidelines remind member schools to consult with their local health professionals and to implement more restrictive measures if warranted by local concerns. That has been done in some instances. Some schools like those in the Shelby County Schools have paused or delayed participation in athletic activities based on local conditions. However, TSSAA does not believe those local judgments should be forced upon other school systems that have reached a different conclusion, particularly in locales where the COVID-19 outbreak is less widespread. The TSSAA regulations and guidelines give schools an opportunity to play if they so desire, but the ultimate decision about whether to do so and whether to implement additional safety measures is left to local school officials. The suggestion that TSSAA has “failed to prioritize the health and safety of children” is simply incorrect. Earlier this summer the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health conducted a nationwide survey in which it was found that reported feelings of anxiety and depression among student-athletes was up 37 percent from past research studies, and physical activity levels were down 50 percent. In addition, it is well known that sports can be a valuable tool in preventing some at-risk students from dropping out of school; and a 2012 University of Michigan study showed that increases in high school sports participation rates led to a decrease in serious juvenile crime and school suspensions. Finding a way for student-athletes to return to competition has involved trying to balance physical health concerns related to COVID-19 with mental health and educational concerns that relate to not having sports. Finally, the letter suggests various TSSAA rule changes completely unrelated to COVID-19. TSSAA is a voluntary association of more than 430 member secondary schools. The member schools develop their own rules through an elected representative body called the Legislative Council. The member schools have established their own rules for competition in this fashion for nearly a century. If the member schools in the Shelby County Schools want to propose changes to TSSAA rules, the TSSAA Constitution provides an established method for them to do so. A vague demand which leaves it to others to try to fashion language that will satisfy that demand, coupled with a veiled threat to withdraw from TSSAA, is not the way to accomplish change. Since the August 24 letter was released to media outlets and posted on social media as a one-sided indictment of TSSAA before we had any opportunity to respond, we will be distributing this response to media outlets and posting it on social media as well. In the future, should you have questions related to TSSAA, please feel free to call me. Respectfully, Bernard Childress Executive Director https://www.coacht.com/tennessee/article.cfm?id=618461
  48. 3 points
    I agree, honestly I've never had more confidence in the TSSAA than I have this year. They did their part, the rest is up to us as school systems, communities, families, and even the kids. Everyone can contribute and you can contribute without blaming someone else.
  49. 3 points
    Been a long time since I’ve seen a four page Jackson County football thread. Must have gotten internet.
  50. 3 points
    Clinton almost looked like a team in a scrimmage trying out different things just to see what needs work. It was very hard to watch as a dragon fan, but I'm positive that our coaching staff will do whatever it takes to make this team better.
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