published Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Tennessee/Georgia football game set for June 7 — and more Chattanooga region sports news

The 11th annual Tennessee/Georgia All-Star Football Classic is set for Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at Boyd-Buchanan School, with East Ridge coach Tracy Malone and LaFayette's Chad Fisher as the opposing head coaches. The game, presented this year by Physicians Care, pits just-graduated high school standouts from 14 southeastern Tennessee counties against counterparts from northwestern Georgia. "The players on these teams know about the Tennessee/Georgia All-Star Classic, and they want to be in the game," said series founder Marvin "Stump" Martin. "The week of practice and the game creates friendships and memories that will never be forgotten." Malone said Team Tennessee has "talented quarterbacks, a solid stable of running backs and an exciting group of wide receivers" plus a very strong offensive line and a defensive unit "with speed all over the field." Fisher said the Georgia team has a defensive line "loaded with top talent" and an "extremely athletic" set of skill-position players. "I believe we have put together a very athletic and competitive team," Fisher added. Tennessee leads the series 7-3, including a 10-7 win last year at McCallie.

Running

• The oldest race on the Chattanooga Track Club schedule, the Chattanooga Chase, has moved around over the years, and its schedule has changed again. After years of being held on the morning of Memorial Day, it moved to a Saturday in 2013 with the arrival of the USA Cycling pro championships, and the 2014 version of the 8-kilometer race will be this Sunday morning from Riverview Park in North Chattanooga. It starts at 8 a.m., and on-site registration begins at 6:30. Packet pickup for pre-registered runners will be at the downtown YMCA from 3:50 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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