It looks as if the TSSAA did a fairly decent job this season with its playoff pairings but there always are those items that can be scrutinized.
When Rob Spence left Pikeville on Friday evening, he did so thinking his football team was through for 2014, so the Chattanooga Christian coach got quite a surprise Saturday morning when he received a call saying the Chargers were in the state playoffs.
NASHVILLE — Dylan Carmack raced to McCallie's first-ever individual state cross country championship Saturday at the TSSAA Division II-AA meet at Percy Warner Park.
Storyline: The Red Raiders have lost four straight games -- to the state's top three teams in Division II-AA and to an Oakland team ranked among the best in Class 6A -- and are looking for momentum before the playoffs. Defensively, Baylor needs to get better quickly as it has allowed more than 30 points per game in this four-game slide.
Storyline: Since a season-opening loss to Knox Catholic, the Irish have posted eight consecutive wins with an average victory margin of 34 points.
(All kickoffs at 7:30 Eastern unless noted)
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team finished third Sunday in the 13-school Bridgestone Collegiate tournament at Greensboro, N.C., with Andrew Weathers getting leading the way with a fifth-place showing.
The last time Hixson High School made the state football playoffs three years running, the coach was Dan Duff.
Storyline: After playing tough against top-ranked Brentwood Academy last week, Baylor has another rugged task in this Division II-AA East/Middle Region game.
I have a question. What would the near-future TSSAA classification look like without the 1.8 multiplier slapped on private schools whose desire is to remain in the public school division?
• Baylor (5-3, 2-2) at Ensworth (6-1, 3-1), 8 • Bradley Central (2-5, 0-3) at Soddy-Daisy (4-4, 1-3) • Central (6-2, 3-2) at Hixson (6-2, 4-0)
Storyline: The Eagles complete the Scenic City swing after coming to town and blasting McCallie last week.