LSU by 11..Tigers are dominant. Not intimidated by Tuscaloosa..Certainly not intimidated by Saban. Honey Badger and Spencer Ware are back....Les Miles will pull out something that will make the veins in Saban's neck bulge.It's our year to bring home another crystal ball.
I have a son on the team, so this has been a very emotional two weeks. I am interested to know why some of you (idurham) are so involved in what happens to Signal Mountain. Does the outcome of this have anything to do with you personally. Apparently you are very bitter about something or someone associated with our football team. If not, I am sure there are many other things going on that could use your energy.
In response to wingsgoalie33, we don't "need" a trophy to feel good about our boys. We already have a shiny one in our trophy case. It is right next to the three girls golf championship trophies. The same championship that Mr. Childress was attending during the eight days he was away from his office and wasn't able to contact any one from Signal......Maybe he could have mentioned it right after he presented the state championship trophy to our principal.
Many of you on here seem to be very bitter about the success of our program in such a short time. I understand that. I have stated many times however, that our signal family is much more concerned with our own children and school than to waste any time concerning ourselves with what is going on at any other school. So again I raise the question of what exactly has been done to you personally to create such animosity.I am very new to this area, so I could care less about the old rivalries between the private schools or those people that were anti signal building a high school.
I am just very fortunate to be able to reap the benefits of years of dedicated people on the mountain.
I am also extremely proud of our boys, especially Tim. This has been very hard on all of them. Our Signal Mountain Football Family is very strong. We will continue to be strong. We are unified behind Coach Price. We are unified behind our team. We our unified behind our school. We will get through this together.
WE ARE EAGLES! WE ARE CHAMPIONS!
TSSAA's attorney clarifies that they were on an 8 day trip. Are there no phones, computers, fax machines in West TN? Mr. Childress was at the state golf championship, which WE WON, but no one could contact Signal Mountain until Oct 6??
Here's hoping that the people who are obsessed with bringing signal down because of their own obvious inadequacies, finally can use their energy in a more positive way.
Here's hoping that the players of the teams advancing to playoffs will be able to get past the fact that they are there because of a clerical error, not because they were the better team.
Here's hoping that our football program, our coaches and our school continues to strive for excellence, as it has the few yrs that it has been in existence......GO EAGLES!
Good Grief....I am afraid that some of you (LZD 2011) are going to need some type of anger management. It is very obvious to everyone that you are not a Signal fan or a Bill Price fan.
OK..we heard you. We have heard all of you....Personally I don't care. Bottom line is we love our school, we love ALL our teams, (we just won a third state championship in golf, and our Volleyball team is headed for a repeat) We also love our coaches...and most important, our boys love Coach Price.
So it is all very simple. All of you can continue on your rant about how we cheat, or run up the score, or don't play anyone or whatever you want to blame us for. We don't care. We are not sitting on top of the mountain talking about what is happening at any other schools. We don't care. We are too busy working hard to ensure that our children have the best we can provide....And don't start telling me how you would rather lose with class, or how arrogant we are etc. etc. etc.
Stop the whining....BTW the reputation that Coach Price has given to Signal Mountain.....STATE CHAMPIONS!!!! Go EAGLES...
Well said tnsbchsm!!
Again I am surprised at the interest of our roster. If you really want to find out who is on our team you can purchase a football program for $5.00 from any SM cheerleader. They are for sale at all home games, although I am sure you can get a copy in the office. It not only has our roster, but also very nice pictures of each individual player. I think that there is also a nice picture of our beautiful state champion trophy from last year. Don't have any idea why it is not on the website....
I have been reading these comments for three days and am amazed of the interest in our little community school. We have only been a high school for 3 1/2 yrs. I cannot imagine how there can be so much animosity in such short of time. I would venture to say that this is the most attention that Mr. Hargis has gotten in a long time with his outstanding sports journalism...If my children were at another school I would be a little upset that the TFP favors our school so much that it gives us front page headlines..
That being said I would like to point out a few things about our school.
We started with 3 grades, FR, Soph, Jr. We played a JV schedule our first yr. Our baseball team had a roster of 12. Two of them were 8th graders. Our stadium, bleachers, press box and lights were all built with donated money. We can't afford bathrooms yet, and have no field house.
We are already overcrowded from the NCLB students that HCDE busses up here and the hardships THEY APPROVE..Now, can't imagine how all this stirs up such rivalry. I guess what has really ticked people off was the fact that we started winning.....
We became successful very fast through determination and very hard work.....
I am not from here. Only been in the state of TN for 3 yrs. We chose SM because of the school. I have had two boys play for Bill Price. They were/are not starters, not superstars. Never complained about someone being recruited and "taking their spot".
I don't know who is talking about this or that. I don't care.
I don't even care about those of you who claim to know so much about our athletic program...I do care about our team. I care about the 80 young men (including Tim) that have given 110% everyday. I care about our coaches. Especially Bill Price. I know from experience that he cares about ALL his players.
I also know that like it or not, SM Football is for REAL. We are not going away. We will come back better, stronger and much wiser. We are not the powerhouse most of you claim, BUT we will be one day.
Hopefully then Mr. Hargis will find room in his columns to give us the coverage that is befitting of truly outstanding programs....
BTW polinc...The "Queen kid" was not involved in the particular incident in which you refer. Another untruth that you declare to be fact.
Please LSUtiger give me your definition of class. I was at that game and i witnessed two very good football teams. Some very questionable officiating and fans on both sides expressing support for their team. Polk was very well coached and prepared. We were outplayed...btw I myself bleed purple and gold...