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)
Red Bank changed its starting quarterback back to Caleb Tate because the Lions had two weeks to prepare for the game.
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.
In a tough District 5-AAA loss last Friday to McMinn County, Soddy-Daisy quarterback Hunter Maynor set a city single-game passing record by throwing for 451 yards.
Front-runner: McCallie (7-0, 3-0). The Blue Tornado have beat two previously unbeaten East/Middle region teams in Ensworth and Baylor.
Last season, Kathryn Vradenburgh not only ran with the big dogs of the Chattanooga Cross Country League, she competed with them.
The intensity was there from the start. So was the enthusiasm.
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.