COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — It wasn't simply what Union City did that helped earn the program's second Class 1A state football championship Friday afternoon, but also what the Golden Tornadoes didn't do.
Union City dominated the first half and made just enough plays in the second half to claim a 23-14 victory over South Pittsburg in the Class 1A state football championship game here Friday afternoon.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — It was exactly one year ago to the day that Vic Grider stunned a packed room of players, parents and supporters at South Pittsburg's football banquet by announcing his resignation as head coach.
Marion County High School is setting aside its county rivalry for a day to support South Pittsburg.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. -- Tougher even than bringing Kahlil Mitchell to the ground is trying to find the right label to describe what type football player he is.
There will be no more dark clouds hanging over the Marion County High football program.
After meeting with Marion County High School administrators earlier this week, the TSSAA has accepted a two-step, self-imposed sanctions by the school for violating the state's practice rule.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — As the final Mr. Football award winner left the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center late Monday afternoon, one thing was clear: What a difference a year and a lot of hustle can make in the world of recruiting.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The handshake was one of mutual respect. Marion County's Blake Zeman congratulated cross-county rival Jajuan Lankford after the South Pittsburg senior was named the TSSAA Class A Mr. Football back of the year, and in turn Lankford reminded Zeman he also had come up short the first time he was a finalist for the award.
It took just one frozen visit for the Brazilian surfer Rafael Gaglianone to decide he didn't mind the Wisconsin cold.
CLEVELAND, Tenn. — In the hectic moments leading up to tonight's kickoff, Tre'Var Moore will attempt to do the impossible, stepping away from his teammates to steal a few seconds of solitude. Surrounded by the noise and excitement of Cleveland High School's biggest football game in nearly two decades, the senior defensive lineman will find a spot somewhere along the sideline to bow his head and say a silent prayer.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — The pain radiating down Stephon Mitchell's left leg told him all he needed to know.
Convinced he could coach at a higher level and determined to make that career jump happen as quickly as possible, Chris Jones once sat outside the football office at Tennessee Tech University for more than eight hours, just to talk his way into an interview to join the staff.
Former South Pittsburg and UT-Chattanooga football player Chris Jones has been named the new head coach of the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos.
The road for South Pittsburg's fifth trip to the Class 1A state football championship game in the last seven seasons is blocked by a mountainous obstacle.
Welcome back to the big stage, Cleveland.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — Corbin Fitzgerald had waited his turn all season.
JASPER, Tenn. — The courthouse square and most of the business hub are located in the center of this map-dot town.
JASPER, Tenn. -- The Marion County football program was dealt another blow Wednesday morning when head coach Mac McCurry resigned amid a swarm of controversy involving the veteran coach and several of his assistants.
Mac McCurry has resigned as head football coach at Marion County High School, effective immediately, according to school superintendent Mark Griffith.
JASPER, Tenn. -- What started as a ploy to motivate players and humiliate a rival team before a high school football game led to a series of alleged criminal acts and state athletics violations by the Marion County High School football program.
JASPER, Tenn. — Shortly after Marion County sheriff’s deputies made a second arrest in the case of vandalism at Marion County High School’s football field house, the school relieved a third assistant coach of his coaching duties this afternoon and self-reported its football program for a major TSSAA practice violation.
Marion County sheriff's deputies have made a second arrest in the case of the vandalism at Marion County High School's football field house.
The third round of the TSSAA football playoffs will be a week of firsts for the Chattanooga area's surviving teams.
SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. — Midway through the fourth quarter, top-ranked South Pittsburg found itself in a position it didn't expect. Holding a 12-point lead but shut out in the second half, the Pirates needed a defensive stop to prevent upset-minded Moore County from inching closer.
BENTON, Tenn. — Among the framed memories hanging on the walls of the Polk County field house is a 30-year-old photo of a young Derrick Davis in a toboggan, celebrating one of his father's biggest coaching wins with several muddy players.
The only job more difficult than preparing for a state-ranked rival is being the administrators in charge of traffic and security for what likely will be one of the largest crowds to watch a high school football game in Hamilton County.
Three Chattanooga-area players have been named finalists for their respective classification’s Tennessee Titans Mr. Football awards. Three finalists for both Back of the Year and Lineman of the Year in the state as well as Kicker of the Year are given by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association in the three public school classes as well as two private school divisions.
JASPER, Tenn. — Less than two weeks after the football field house at Marion County High School was vandalized, a joint investigation by Jasper police and the Marion County Sheriff's Office led to a surprising arrest Wednesday morning.
Not even being lined up opposite a 300-pound defensive tackle strikes as much fear in Ryan Turner's heart as the idea of having to speak up in the team huddle.
JASPER, Tenn. — Less than two weeks after the football field house at Marion County High School was vandalized, a joint investigation by the Jasper police and the Marion County Sheriff's Department has led to a shocking arrest Wednesday morning. In a bizarre twist, Marion County teacher and assistant football coach Michael Schmitt was arrested and booked into the Marion County jail on charges of vandalism of $1,000-$10,000.
Need to add the Georgia teams once the bracket is out
The star: Hixson senior running back Isaiah Robinson ran a career-high 36 times for 202 yards and two touchdowns.
TSSAA kickoffs at 7 p.m. local time; Georgia games at 7:30
Only four head coaches led North Jackson High School's football program for the first 25 years of its existence. But now the Stevenson, Ala., school is looking for its fourth head coach in the last year.
After one subpar season, Tony Johnson has been fired as head football coach at North Jackson (Ala.) High School. Johnson was hired in mid-June after North Jackson was sent scrambling to find a coach when David McKinney resigned less than two months after taking the job.
Since its inception, the TSSAA football playoff six-classification format has created controversy. But it can also produce intriguing matchups, and this year there's a chance for several area rematches in the first two rounds alone.
The TSSAA announced its high school football playoff brackets Saturday morning and 20 Chattanooga-area teams qualified for the playoffs. First-round games kickoff on Friday and the postseason culminates with the BlueCross Bowl state championship games, to be played Dec. 5-7 at Tennessee Tech University.
JASPER, Tenn. — For all its big-play highlights, it was an old-fashioned gut-check drive — the kind the lettermen filling the stands love — that helped Class 1A's top-ranked South Pittsburg continue its domination of one of the state's oldest rivalries.
A heated cross-county high school football rivalry took an ugly turn as vandals defaced the fieldhouse at Marion County High School.
A heated cross-county high school football rivalry took an ugly turn overnight as vandals defaced the fieldhouse at Marion County High School.
KIMBALL, Tenn. — It took Dale Winters three years of dating to persuade his girlfriend to become his wife seven years ago. It'll take a lot longer than that to convince her to sit on the same side of the stands with him for the annual Marion County vs. South Pittsburg high school football game.
There's simply no way to gauge the impact Wayne Turner has had on the countless teenagers who have have called him "Coach T."
Cleveland quarterback Austin Herink will be awarded the Tennessee Teachers Education Association's player of the week award today for the combination of his strong academics as well as last week's on-field performance.
After standing toe-to-toe with nationally ranked Ensworth for the better part of three quarters, Baylor's offense shot itself in the foot during the final six minutes of the third and never recovered Friday night.
For once common sense prevailed.
The lone Notre Dame player who had every reason to be frustrated couldn't stop smiling.
Judging by the celebration that set off near midcourt, it was clear that even a sixth straight trip to the state tournament is still a big thrill for the Red Bank High School volleyball program.
Baylor never matched the emotion of last week's win over rival McCallie and couldn't match the size advantage up front for Murfreesboro Oakland.
OK, folks, quick quiz. Without peeking at the standings, can you name which of the Chattanooga area's 39 high school football teams in Tennessee is the only one still undefeated?