Signals principal was on Sport Talk and he said that it was the HCDE that ok'd his eligibility and they just figured it would be ok with the TSSAA. The TSSAA never ok'd his eligibility. The HCDE can only ok the student to attend school and has no say in his athletic eligibility.
Just an another example of how Bill Price runs the Signal Mtn school. Really Dr? McCullough, Maynard had a different problem to deal with..how so? Since when does breaking up a fight involve throwing punches and just how do you inforce the ban on the parent to not be allowed to attend any games this year. I think he should be allowed to go to the games but have to wear a orange reflective vest with the words inscribed, "I punch young kids". I believe the term is "Lack of Institutional Control"
As far as Signal getting the reputation of punks who start fights, to late already done. Give it a couple more years when Price brings so many "Athletes" in to play ball that don't live anywhere close to the mountain, that there won't be but a couple of positions open to kids who do live there and then see how the parents react. Signal Mtn is a proud community of people and should be but there will only be so much that they can even take if its at the expense of their own kids. Reference Lake View Ft. O when coach Allen was bringing kids in from all over Chattanooga to play ball there and see how the parents reacted. Price has a win at all cost mentallity, with the exception of getting kids hurt and thats no secret. Its getting out of control and snowballing fast but the quote of Price after the game was priceless. Compare it to Coach Orr's and make your own decision.