The hearing on Signal Mountain High School’s appeal to the TSSAA has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20.
Signal Mountain will appeal a TSSAA decision that ruled one of the Eagles’ football players ineligible and vacated six of the team’s wins.
The TSSAA was initially notified by what executive director Bernard Childress described as “several people at an administrators’ meeting” on Sept. 22. The TSSAA notified Signal Mountain on Oct. 6 and showed up on campus the same day to conduct its investigation and then made its ruling on Oct. 7.
TSSAA assistant executive director Matt Gillespie said earlier today that the association did not keep track of the number of investigations it conducted, “but I can tell you that probably 98 percent of our rules violations are self-reported by schools.”
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Ward Gossett is an assistant sports editor and writer for the Times Free Press. Ward has a long history in Chattanooga journalism. He actually wrote a bylined story for the Chattanooga News-Free Press as a third-grader. He Began working part-time there in 1968 and was hired full time in 1970. Ward now covers high school athletics, primarily football, wrestling and baseball and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga wrestling. Over a 40-year career, he has covered ...