Boyd-Buchanan was late to the party Tuesday. But the Lady Buccaneers did make it, and the party at their place was all for them.
Grace Academy's young volleyball team grew up a little more Monday night at Boyd-Buchanan.
If anyone has thought Lookout Valley volleyball coach Pat Conard has been looking a little blue in the face lately, or that her hands look a little beat up, it may be because she claims to have been holding her breath a lot the past couple of months, and knocking on wood.
Soddy-Daisy quarterback Hunter Maynor may have been unsung entering the 2014 high school season, but it's unlikely that he is being overlooked.
• district/region game • Bradley Central (0-3, 2-5) at McMinn County (2-1, 2-5) • Brainerd (2-2, 2-6) at Tyner (1-2, 1-6) • Brentwood Academy (7-1, 3-1) at Baylor (5-2, 2-1)
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — It was quite a homecoming for Wes Stone, the longtime South Pittsburg assistant coach who resigned his position and moved to Boyd-Buchanan and has since become the Buccaneers' defensive coordinator.
When assessing his team's performance Thursday after it won the District 5-A high school volleyball championship, Boyd-Buchanan coach Alfie Dodd said: "They didn't let mistakes get to them."
Storyline: The Red Raiders rake their show to Murfreesboro after a tough rivalry loss to McCallie. Baylor's offense never got going last week, and its defensive front will be tested this week against an Oakland offensive line that includes University of Tennessee commitments Kyle Oliver at TE and Jack Jones at OT.
Front-runner: McCallie (7-0, 3-0). The Blue Tornado have beat two previously unbeaten East/Middle region teams in Ensworth and Baylor.
Signal Mountain running back Skye Wilson is through for the year after learning Monday that he has a torn ACL, a torn MCL and torn meniscus in his left knee.
Earlier this football season a Soddy-Daisy player was injured seriously enough that the school's athletic trainers and the first responders did not want to move him.
The Boyd-Buchanan girls' soccer team will have two more chances this regular season to get their first nondistrict win. But in District 5-A/AA they're unblemished.
Storyline: The Panthers have struggled offensively and without defensive help might be winless going into the District 6-AA game.
Scottsboro running back DeKarlos Billingsley set the school single-game rushing record with 333 yards in the team’s loss to North Jackson last week.