Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cookeville Prepares For FB Championship Games

No Putnam County teams are involved, but Cookeville will be the focus of the entire state, beginning Thursday afternoon as the state high school football championships are held at Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech.  Organizers say they expect an even higher attendance at the games this year than they got last year -- the first year that Cookeville had hosted the championships. Local residents can purchase tickets to the games for $12 apiece by calling Laura Canada at the Chamber of Commerce. Her number is 526-2211. There will also be a eight dollar parking fee for each day of the games. The first championship game will take place Thursday at 3:30, when Knoxville Webb will take on St. George's in the TSSAA's Division II Class A title game. The Division II Class AA game between Baylor and Ensworth will follow on Thursday at 7 p.m.  Then on Friday, Jo Byrns will play South Pittsburg in the Division 1 Class A championship game at noon followed by the Class 3A finale between Alcoa and Goodpasture at 3:30 p.m. and the Class 5A game between Hendersonville and Columbia at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Class 2A championship game between Signal Mountain and Trinity Christian will kick off at noon with the Class 4A game between Trezevant High School in Memphis and Greeneville High School from upper East Tennessee taking place at 3:30 Saturday afternoon. The Class 6A championship game between Smyrna and Maryville will be the final game of the weekend. Officials say the games bring thousands of people and hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Cookeville area.