I really hope that every one that supports the Signal Mountain Football team will be at the game Friday night in Dunlap. We need to be there to support our kids who have worked so hard all year. Some of the players for the past 3 years. What has been done is wrong and the two people that started this knows it is wrong and they had their reasons as well. What they do not know is that there are people that support Signal Mountain living in their area and know for sure who started all this for self gain. They will have to live with it and it will come back ten times fold in time. But with all that, what has been done has been done. So lets be at the game and support Signal Mountain and hope that we show everyone that we are the team that should have gone to the playoffs in a very strong way
Well the analogy about throwing rocks in glass houses will come back to bite a principle and head coach. If I were the two that everyone is saying that started all this stuff. I would be a little worried right now. The word is out about looking into the communications between the two and the board members of TSSAA which should include phone call, emails, letters, any and all types of communication. This could involve a number of other Schools as well.Especially since the Principle is a TSSAA Board Member.
Now with that being said, the victims in this is the young men who work so hard since their freshman year to be were they were at. The students who take so much pride in their school. The Parents who stay involved in the School and Sports to support their young people. The people who have volunteered countless hours, days, and weeks to help in anyway they can. If this turns out to be a under handed scheme for personal gain. I really hope that they can live with affecting memories of the young men and women that go to that school that will last a life time. The truth will come out soon. I just hope the season can be saved for those young men before it's to late.
No matter what anyone thinks or does about this. This will be life long memory for the young men who play on that Football team. The student was approved to go to the school and Signal Mountain High had no say in it. It is also called ( No Child Left Behind ). There is and has been students bused and drive to the school everyday from East Lake and Howard area. This has been done for the past 5 to 6 years. This also goes on in other schools as well. I am sure that other violations in other schools will surface real soon. Look, like I said this is teenagers that everybody is talking about and they are reading this stuff as well. If you are cleared to go to the school, you should be able to participate in school activities. Tim was cleared to go to this school by the Hamilton County Board of Education, not the Signal Mountain High School.
The one thing that everyone is got to understand is there are hardship students all over the County. This can be proven real easy. They bus a large number of students to the Signal Mountain High School every day and all ot of them drive. This is approved by the Hamilton County Board of Education before they are allowed to even attend the School. Tim was approved to go to the school and the Signal Mountain High School had no say in it. The same way they are students from East Lake and Howard that go to school even to day and have for the past 5 to 6 years. This action is in every single school in the County!!!It is also called ( No Student Left Behind ).
So what all the haters are saying is the following. The students can be forced or volunteer to go to other schools. But if they go to the other school, they are not allowed to participate in any school activities at all. But if you are home schooled and do not pay the school fees and or participate in any school activities, not under the rules of the school, no guidance of the teachers, you will be allowed to play sports for the school. Give me a break, something is wrong with this picture. This young man weather he wanted to play football or play in the band.If he goes to school there, he should be able to participate. All of this is controled by the Central Office of the Hamilton County Board of Education. If anyone should be punished it should be the School Board, not the young men who was just wanting to play a sport. This is going to be a momment or memmory that will last a life time in our children lifes. They are as well reading all the comments published in this site. If you don't believe me about the Hardship transfers check it and you'll find it is true.
The one thing that I do not understand. If a reporter for the Timesfree Press makes a mistake. Would the Timesfree Press fire all of the reporters for the one persons mistake. This is a example theory of why punish all the players who have worked so hard to get where their at because the school or parent failed to make sure the form was filled out and turn in to the state. I know that a lot of people will be very happy about what happen. But just keep in mind, this action punishes all the teen players who had no idea what was going on and have worked their butt off to get to this level.I really hope that it is pushed for all the local Schools to be checked real close for the same type violations and even other local County's. Someone needs to make sure that this happens.