Monday, August 16, 2010

Cookeville Succeeds In Retaining Football Playoffs

The city of Cookeville has apparently impressed the state's high school football association enough to maintain its role as host of the state championships for a few more years. Following a successful first year, the board decided Monday that the championships will be played at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville for at least the next three years. The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association's Board of Control voted to extend its original two-year contract with the Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, which would have ended following the upcoming championship games on Dec. 3-4, for another two seasons. Cookeville officials had proposed a four-year contract extension, in order to undertake improvements at Tech's Tucker Stadium. With the board action, the BlueCross Bowl contract will expire at the same time as the current classification period.