The Tennessee Titans have honored E.K. Slaughter as their high school football coach of the week.
Slaughter's Cleveland team ended a seven-game losing streak Friday with a 41-6 victory over previously unbeaten Red Bank, which had been the state's fourth-ranked Class 4A team.
With the recognition comes a $1,000 donation in Slaughter's name to the Blue Raiders' football program from Titans owner Bud Adams.
Slaughter also will receive an invitation to the Titans' Dec. 11 game against the New Orleans Saints. On that date the Titans will announce the winner of their 2011 coach of the year award, which carries a $2,000 donation to the winner's football program.
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 ...