From a financial standpoint, the Bradley Central football program came out of Tuesday's announcement of the enrollment figures as the area's biggest loser.
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)
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Cleveland almost had the necessary points at the end of the first quarter to win its District 5-AAA high school football game against Bradley Central. And in the fourth quarter, it almost didn't have enough.
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.
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.
In recent years, college football Saturdays across the country have been christened by alliteration to try to magnify the meaning.
Rheagan Hall had a flashback on the first tee Tuesday.
Cleveland High School golfers Heidi Barringer and Rheagan Hall have been rooting for each all year long.