|Published: 9:50 AM, 11/21/2012
||Last updated: 9:54 AM, 11/21/2012
Author: Brandon Keys
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
The TSSAA's Board of Control
meetĀing came and went last Thursday. Of course there was plenty of things to disĀcuss in the
aftermath. Anderson County seems to be the school with the most to complain about. If you don't
believe me, just go check out twitter.com @tssaa. Plenty of interesting tweets there regardĀing
the choices made by the TSSAA.
Overall, many were happy with the
outcome of the meeting, including Tellico Plains Athletic Director Shawn Yates.
"We are extremely happy with TSSAA's decision to let us remain in
District 3A. If we would have been in District 5A, every trip except one would have been over 75
miles," said Yates.
No doubt travel was a factor in the
Tellico decision, but you have to wonder how much it affected others. Now District 5 will have just
four football playing schools. That is something we know the TSSAA isn't exactly fond of, but
travel wise Tellico made more sense in District 3.
have been very hard on our students to travel 75 miles to play games, especially on week nights.
Going to District 3A, we have three trips under 40 miles and no trips over 70. We know TSSAA does
have to make a lot of tough decisions, and we are thankĀful that they will listen to help out our
schools when needed. They did what is best for our school," said Yates.
I agree with Yates; the TSSAA made the right call.
Loudon will move from 4-AA to 5-AA creating a tougher time for
Sweetwater and Sequoyah. Travel again, was a facĀtor. Driving one way to all the schools in 4-AA
was 205 miles for Loudon. After the move that number falls to 111 miles.
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