Why is there any surprise that a Brainerd kid was playing for Signal Mountain? The rules are broken and bent all the time. Teachers and principals are notorious. It all depends on who you know. Hamilton County public education is rife with politics. The rules are for the common people. A couple of years ago, for example, Lee McDade’s nephew who lived in Ooltewah attended Lookout Valley in order to play baseball for David Dinger. So really a student should be able to attend any public school he wants to—the only rule should be that he or she should provide his or her own transportation.