Boyd-Buchanan's Kristen Reynolds has a vivid memory of how the Lady Buccaneers' 2013 volleyball season came to a crashing halt. They were in the Class A state tournament, playing Loretto in the fifth and deciding set.
I have a question. What would the near-future TSSAA classification look like without the 1.8 multiplier slapped on private schools whose desire is to remain in the public school division?
• Baylor (5-3, 2-2) at Ensworth (6-1, 3-1), 8 • Bradley Central (2-5, 0-3) at Soddy-Daisy (4-4, 1-3) • Central (6-2, 3-2) at Hixson (6-2, 4-0)
Preston Wilkey had a clear field in front of him, but with time running out and the first down secured, Hixson's senior quarterback opted for a slide near the Red Bank 30-yard line.
Senior Courtney Stamper is too big and strong to play quarterback because his skills could be used at other positions on an every-down position.
Coach Mandi Munn couldn't remember the final point.
Storyline: The Eagles complete the Scenic City swing after coming to town and blasting McCallie last week.
East Ridge and Red Bank played to the ultimate duel in soccer Friday night at Red Bank: penalty kicks. After a back and forth district 6-A/AA semifinal could not be decided in regulation or overtime, the Lady Pioneers took the victory 3-2 on penalty kicks.
One tradition continued Tuesday at Red Bank, and another may have started.
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.