To say the state-runner-up finish, the four region championships and the numerous coach of the year awards don't mean anything to Mark Mariakis would be missing the point.
Prior to the Week 3 football game against Montgomery Bell Academy, Baylor School kicker Colin Brewer broke out a new pair of socks.
Notre Dame's Class 3A TSSAA playoff game Friday has been moved off campus and will be played at Finley Stadium.
About this spot last football season, Notre Dame was winning but was beginning to drag, perhaps losing a leg-weary half-step.
OK, I'll admit it. I had my doubts about Rhea County, and if we'd had another week of the Pick'em box, I would have picked Ooltewah to beat the Eagles in their second-round playoff showdown.
EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — The simple mathematics is this: Cold weather, plus a stout running game, equals Rhea County moving on.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — With Oak Ridge High School's offense stalled, its defense rose to the occasion Friday night against Cleveland.
LOUDON, Tenn. — Big plays are a great cure for 20-degree temperatures, and unbeaten Loudon used big plays — a pair of them in particular — to play through the cold Friday night and advance in the TSSAA Class 4A playoffs with a 37-21 victory over Signal Mountain.
CALHOUN, Ga. — For a half Friday night, it was about as complete a football game as the Calhoun Yellow Jackets have played all season, and it was more than good enough for a 43-14 win over outmanned Rockmart.
DALTON, Ga. — Dalton's and Salem's football teams exchanged words as they lined up to take the field, and once the opening whistle sounded, words turned to action. After all of the crushing hits and broken tackles were delivered, the host Catamounts had the final say with a 23-6 Georgia Class AAAAA playoff win Friday night.