McMinn Central football coach Josh Goodin has no illusions of stopping the Notre Dame offense when his team faces the Irish on Friday night in a Class 3A state quarterfinal.
Notre Dame's Class 3A TSSAA playoff game Friday has been moved off campus and will be played at Finley Stadium.
About this spot last football season, Notre Dame was winning but was beginning to drag, perhaps losing a leg-weary half-step.
OK, I'll admit it. I had my doubts about Rhea County, and if we'd had another week of the Pick'em box, I would have picked Ooltewah to beat the Eagles in their second-round playoff showdown.
ENGLEWOOD, Tenn — Malik Davis, the most dynamic player on the field to start the game, ended it Friday night wearing street clothes with his Red Bank team heading home after a 30-7 loss at McMinn Central.
Stars: South Pittsburg lost its top RB at the time, Corbin Fitzgerald (700 rushing yards), to injury in the seventh game.
The TSSAA Board of Control on Thursday approved the proposed Division I football regions including the four-region, Class 6A division that will have 32 teams with all advancing to the postseason.
For the first time since he resigned at Rhea County High School almost two seasons ago, Doug Greene is going back there.
Four of the Chattanooga area's football teams still alive in the TSSAA playoffs will be facing undefeated opponents Friday, and one of those games is a long talked-about matchup of former district rivals Rhea County and Ooltewah.
The last two Marches, Central boys' basketball coach Rick Rogers has taken his players — dressed alike in their warmup suits — to Murfreesboro to watch the TSSAA state tournament. But in March 2015, the Purple Pounders hope to be doing more than just watching.
Locally there's at least one group of girls who can rival Baylor's starters this basketball season.
Bradley Central will log a lot of miles, Sequatchie County is going over the mountain, Meigs County is coming back to the Chattanooga area and longtime rivals McMinn Central and Polk County are parting ways.
Stars: The Pirates started the year planning to lean heavily on RB Corbin Fitzgerald, but he was injured in their game against Boyd-Buchanan so they turned to Chase Blevins and Triston Adams.
(Tennessee playoff kickoffs at 7 p.m. local time)