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North Sports Report - September 19, 2013

by Mark North, president of The Fans, Inc

Alumni Alert: Long NFL Career for Glencliff Alum

In his eighth NFL season, Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins’ football roots can be traced back to his playing days as a Glencliff Colt. Drafted out of Iowa State by the San Diego Chargers, Dobbins is in his third year with the Texans after four years in San Diego and one year with the Miami Dolphins. Selected as a captain by his Texan teammates in 2012, he had a great game in last year’s match-up against the Titans when he intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble. Dobbins and the Texans come to town later this season to play the Titans at LP Field on December 29.

More than the Game – Helpful Hosts at Hunters Lane

A large crowd and the NSR enjoyed a great night last Friday as Whites Creek visited Hunters Lane. The football game went right down to the wire with both teams playing their hearts out; the two bands were extraordinary; the late third quarter concessions stand burger was superb; the pre-game tailgating was top-notch; and the atmosphere was simply electric! It takes more than the faculty, staff and fans to create such a smooth-running, family-friendly event. Here’s a shout out to the Hunters Lane Army JROTC who greeted me at the parking lot, guided me to the tailgate festivities, welcomed me to the stadium, posted the American flag, and presented the colors for the National Anthem – all under the direction of Colonel Barry Sprouse. Thank you for your service and leadership!

Hunters Lane Tailgating

Football Friday – September 20, 2013

The North Sports Report will be at Nick Coutras Stadium this week as the Overton Bobcats – coming off a thrilling, nail-biting victory – host the defending District 12AAA champion Cane Ridge Ravens. It’s still early in the season, but this game has playoff implications.

In other action:

  • Antioch Bears welcome Glencliff Colts;
  • Stratford Spartans travel to the field at TPS for the east bank battle with the undefeated East Nashville Eagles;
  • McGavock Raiders play at home against Hillsboro Burros;
  • Hillwood Hilltoppers host the showdown with Hunters Lane Warriors;
  • Whites Creek Cobras travel over to face Maplewood Panthers; and
  • Pearl-Cohn Firebirds host Lipscomb.

The MNPS home games are at Overton; at Antioch; at East Nashville (played at TPS on Foster Avenue); at McGavock; at Hillwood; at Maplewood; and at Pearl-Cohn. Go to a game!


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