Signal Mountain High School's appeal hearing is set

Signal Mountain High School's appeal hearing is set

October 13th, 2011 by Ward Gossett in Local - Breaking News

Middle linebacker of Signal Mountain High School Tim McClendon tracks the offense of Bradley High School during the 7-on-7 Passing Camp at Signal Mountain High School on Saturday, July 16, 2011.

Photo by Alex Washburn/Times Free Press.

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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."

Contact Ward Gossett at wgossett@timesfreepress.com or 423-886-4765.

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