After the TSSAA defanged the Signal Mountain Eagles the 7-AA winner will have gained a hollow victory.
fanman I'm in complete agreement. The outpouring of sympathy for McLendon is one thing. What about some understanding and appreciation of the other 49. I'm in favor of McLendon's sitting out the final game. Signal would have emerged with a championship season without this young man. At least give the senior players who have been shunted aside by McLendon's playing their well deserved moments in the spotlight. Let's show Sequatchie High's team that their principal Tommy Layne may have cost Signal six wins and a shot at the playoffs, but the Eagles can still triumph big time Friday night. GO EAGLES! WHUP 'EM GOOD....
Those dirty skunks! Les Miles and John Chavis running up a 45-10 score in whupping Auburn. The most scoring by LSU ever against Auburn. Wait'll the TSSAA hears about that.
So what would those who attack Signal for running up the score have the team do? When the Eagles are up against a weak sister you would have them roll over and play dead? You see what happens when the school tried to take Equal Opportunity to the playing field. It was burned badly. I haven't seen it written anywhere that a stronger team should go easy on the Eagles. The nonsense being deposited here by the envious doesn't even qualify as common sense.The only way the weak sisters could beat the Eagles was to cnspire to have a winning season removed from the record book. But that doesn't remove the fact that the Signal football team, with or without, a 240-pound running back is still THE CHAMPION team it was before the TSSAA's slate cleaners got involved.
ChattaVegas, TDMan is in agreement with most of what you say. But the practice of assumption may trip up Mister Childress and his TSSAA controllers. There are some very vulnerable coaches who should be praying that nobody reports the ineligible players on their rosters. The childish weasal who exploited an innocent clerical error at Signal has unthinkingly opened Pandora's box.
If I were Buddy Childress I wouldn't sleep at night until I investigated and determined that every member high school football team has 100 percent eligible players legally living within 20 miles of the school they are attending. It will take only one - repeat - only one ineligible player to have a court uphold charges of TSSAA discrimination against Signal. 'Nuff said...stay tuned.
Don't be too fast to gloat. It ain't over until the fat man sings. And I'm the fat man who is going to bring a law suit against the TSSAA to insure they investigate and enforce the rules at every high school in the state. How's them apples? Watch the transfers start happeing in a hurry, coaches.
Gee, I must have struck a sensitive nerve. When it's Signal's ox that's being gored that's okay, but when it's your ox in the ditch that's not so good.
A glance at the Sequatchie High School website reveals that there are four other Laynes either on the faculty or administrative staff. Since Tommy Layne is the principal is this a mere coincidence, or is this nepotism? For the undereducated nepotism is the hiring of one's relatives. By asking the question I am not questioning the "eligibility" of any of the Laynes, or whether they live within the school zone.
idurham McLendon says he wanted to get away from bad influences at Brainerd. Sounds like you might have been one of them.