St. Benedict @ Baylor- 327.87 miles
McCallie @ Briarcrest- 299.94 miles
Riverside Christian @ St. George’s- 222.13 miles
Zion Christian @ SBEC- 218.96 miles
FACS @ DCA- 209.25 miles
Shelbyville @ Clinton- 202.19 miles
Fairview @ Oakhaven- 189.40 miles
Independence @ Arlington- 186.84 miles
Cleveland @ Columbia- 184.58 miles
Fayette Academy @ FRA- 180.73 miles
Chattanooga Central @ Greeneville- 174.49 miles
Scott Co. @ Maplewood- 172.97 miles
Unaka @ Rockwood- 168.95 miles
Craigmont @ Lawrence Co.- 163.28 miles
Brainerd @ Claiborne Co.- 150.33 miles
Jackson Southside @ David Lipscomb- 133.90 miles
Lookout Valley @ Gordonsville- 131.20 miles
White Co. @ Anderson Co.- 129.93 miles
Westview @ Manassas- 129.33 miles
Gibbs @ Red Bank- 123.03 miles
Chester Co. @ Giles Co.- 121.18 miles
Obion Co. @ Fairley- 118.18 miles
Ridgeway @ Hardin Co- 118.11 miles
Lexington @ Spring Hill- 115.60 miles
Marion Co. @ Forrest- 112.72 miles
Seymour @ Tennessee High- 109.18 miles
East Ridge @ Fulton- 108.53 miles
Powell @ Sullivan South- 102.99 miles
Tyner @ Alcoa- 102.41 miles
TSSAA Executive Director Bernard Childress issued a written apology on the TSSAA website taking responsibility for the mistakes and says that the TSSAA Board of Control will reexamine the playoffs in November and tweak the system.
We are stuck with the "Z" plan for at least another season but the best situation is to blow it up and go back to the old playoff system. That would save the TSSAA a lot of headache.
FRIDAY NIGHT STAT STUFFERS
Jobronski Gilbert, RB, Milan- Rushed for 211 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Bulldogs defeated Crockett County 26-0 for the 13-AA district title.
Jabriel Washington- QB, Trinity Christian- Rushed for 195 yards and three touchdowns on only 11 carries in a 40-0 win over Scotts Hill.
A.J. Collier, RB, Peabody- Rushed for 234 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 42-6 win over Gibson Co.
Fitz Lassing, RB, MBA- Rushed for 215 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 35-7 win over Pope John Paul II.
Doug Page, RB, FRA- Rushed for 212 yards and a touchdown in a 10-7 win over Ezell Harding.
Matt Henderson, RB, Cascade- Rushed for 200 yards and scored twice in a 34-12 win over Huntland.
Devrin Young, RB, Knox. Bearden- Rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-16 win over Knox. Catholic.
Zach Flynn, QB, Sevier Co.- Passed for 337 yards and five touchdowns in a 38-27 win over Morristown East.
Chase Brown, RB, Bledsoe Co.- Rushed for 264 yards and scored six touchdowns in a 63-34 win
Travis Haymer, RB, Beech- Rushed for 221 yards and scored five touchdowns in a 47-46 win over previously unbeaten Mt. Juliet.
Terrance Martin, RB, Franklin Co- Rushed for 204 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 17-16 loss to Columbia.
BY THE NUMBERS—PLAYOFF EDITION PART I
4- Teams that made the playoffs for the first time in school history (Signal Mountain in 2A, Stone Memorial in 4A and Zion Christian and Rossville Christian in Division II.
17- Total offense by Meigs Co. in a 42-0 loss to Polk Co.
24- Teams that have made the playoffs this year with a losing record up from 12 last season.
35- Rushing touchdowns scored by Alcoa running back Jaron Toney.
1978- The last season that Douglass made the playoffs.
1986- The last season that Lawrence County made the playoffs.
1994- The last season that Cornersville made the playoffs.
1995- The last season that Cannon County made the playoffs
1999- The last year that both Scott and Kirby made the playoffs
2003- Last season that both Obion County and South Fulton made the playoffs, both made it this season.
BY THE NUMBERS—PLAYOFF EDITION PART II
Consecutive years making the playoffs;
27- Milan (1982)
22- Trousdale Co. (1987)
18- Donelson Christian Academy (1991)
18- Goodpasture (1991)
18- Lewis Co. (1991)
18- White House (1991)
17- David Lipscomb (1992)
17- Dobyns-Bennett (1992)
16- Gatlinburg Pittman (1993)
13- Dyersburg (1996)
13- Maryville (1996)
13- McKenzie (1996)
13- Brentwood High (1996)
12- Brentwood Academy (1997)
12- Hillsboro (1997)
11- Boyd Buchanan (1998)
11- Jackson Southside (1998)
11- Austin East (1998)
10- Camden (1999)
10- Friendship Christian (1999)
10- Knox. Catholic (1999)