Boyd Buchanan

In recent years, college football Saturdays across the country have been christened by alliteration to try to magnify the meaning.

Sammy Seamster, who parlayed two years of high school football into a college career at Middle Tennessee State University and the start of a career in the National Football League, will have his high school jersey number retired in a ceremony Thursday afternoon at Ooltewah High.

It's big-game week with a number of rivalries sprinkled in for additional flavor, and the average fan, those with loyalty to no particular school, will have his choice of good games to attend.

Boyd-Buchanan may not be the best 0-5 football team in the TSSAA -- Siegel probably owns that distinction -- but the Buccaneers have faced three schools larger than theirs and tonight take on their second Division II-A opponent, and an undefeated one at that.

Any questions concerning whether Boyd-Buchanan would be ready for the rematch of its only District 5-A loss in high school volleyball season were answered after the first point Thursday.

MANCHESTER, Tenn. -- The team captain sat at the head of the table, as she should.

The Public Works Department in Signal Mountain had better prepare.

Chattanooga Christian seniors Lake Johnson and Scott Stevens have competed as individuals and recorded some of the best golf scores in the area over the last two years.

Lookout Valley's Lady Yellow Jackets will have a "Salute the Troops" day when they host Sale Creek and Ringgold in volleyball Thursday afternoon. Action is scheduled to begin at 4:30 with Lookout Valley against fellow District 6-A member Sale Creek in a nondistrict match.

Jason Fitzgerald is undecided on what the future might hold for Dakota Ricker.

Did you see that Tennessee high school football now has what is believed to be its first female head coach?

Friday, Sept. 26 (All kickoffs at 7:30 Eastern unless noted) * district/region game

Storyline: If top quarterback Nick Tiano is back in the lineup, the Red Raiders should be poised to take control of a Knights team that has struggled defensively. Pope John Paul has generated some offense, however.

The Notre Dame basketball teams will play Knoxville Catholic on Dec. 30 in Philips Arena in Atlanta, home of the NBA's Hawks.

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