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Both teams had first-round byes. Baylor was a No. 2 seed in its half of the bracket, Ensworth a No. 1. Baylor defeated McCallie 28-14 and Battle Ground Academy 33-14; Ensworth won over Montgomery Bell Academy 35-14 and Brentwood Academy 20-19.
South Pittsburg coach Vic Grider has been reduced to repeating himself when he speaks about Pirates running back Raquis Hale. He has apparently run out of accolades.
Brentwood High School won District 11-AAA but is a No. 8 seed playing on the road in Round 1 of the TSSAA football playoffs Friday.
Copper Basin and Boyd-Buchanan don’t play until Oct. 29 but each already has secured a playoff spot, Copper Basin in Class 1A and Boyd-Buchanan in 2A. The winner of this game will secure the District 5-A championship and perhaps improve its postseason seeding.
Have you noticed those playoffs rankings the TSSAA is releasing every Tuesday?
Cleveland free and clear of allegations of wrongdoing that were leveled a couple of weeks ago.
* Boyd-Buchanan: Chase Reed rushed for 127 yards, the majority on a second-quarter 90-yard TD run, and kicked a 27-yard field goal in the Buccaneers’ 25-0 shutout of Notre Dame.
Cleveland football could be on a skewer before the week is out, leaving one to ask how big a mess will we have in District 5-AAA and has the Blue Raiders’ Oct. 28 game with Soddy-Daisy lost its luster?
When cynics hear the word transfer, as it relates to high school athletes, they frequently associate it with recruiting.
Annual prep tour kicks off practice
What started as a fun idea has turned into a tradition and the one event I get asked about more than any other that I cover.