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North Sports Report - October 11, 2013

by Mark North, president of The Fans, Inc

Sentimental Senior Nights

It’s that time of the year. Senior night for athletes competing in Fall Sports is the first hint to parents that the end is near, and their baby is …sniff, sniff … keep it together, NSR… leaving the nest. All the years of hauling them to practice and games, sitting in the blazing heat and freezing cold, consoling the defeated, praising the effort, insisting that homework be completed … all culminate with the short walk to the middle of the field or court escorting the one for whom you would walk through fire. For most, the season will end suddenly in some tournament, but the memories and friendships will last a lifetime. Savor the moment!

Football and Futbol Marathon

The North Sports Report’s itinerary for last Thursday and Friday: Football, Soccer, Soccer, Football, Soccer, Football.

The first stop was Madison Middle School for the rededication of Bill Brimm Field and Herman DePriest Stadium. Legend has it that the school system did not purchase the property for the football field when Madison High School was built in the early 1950’s, and that Coach Brimm and Mr. DePriest bought the land for the stadium so the school would have a field fitting of a champion. The late Sue Brimm mowed the field with a push mower for the first two years. Old friends and Madison alumni were on hand for the re-dedication. Mr. DePriest and Coach Brimm are treasures to the community.


Next: The NSR attended the Middle School Girls Soccer Western Division Championship game at MLK followed by a high school soccer game at West End, and Thursday evening ended at Hillsboro for the Antioch vs. Hillsboro football game and the chance to visit with the Antioch Bear and the Purity Dairy Chocolate Milk. The NSR loves mascots!

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On Friday afternoon, it was back to Hillsboro for another girls soccer game and then to Whites Creek for a great football game, where the bands put on a rocking halftime show. By the way, the Whites Creek cheerleaders are fantastic!

Football Friday – October 11, 2013

So, what’s happening at Pearl-Cohn Friday night? If you don’t know the answer to that, listen carefully. The undefeated East Nashville Eagles travel to play the Pearl-Cohn Firebirds – ranked 8th in the state – in a HUGE District 10AA showdown. This game will feature some of the most exciting players in the state, including Pearl-Cohn’s running back Keshawn Vaughn and East Nashville’s quarterback Isiah Upton. If you have not seen these two teams, you must be there! Seriously, if you don’t have plans etched in stone for Friday night, you should be at Pearl-Cohn. Kickoff is at 7:00pm.

In other action:

  • Hillwood Hilltoppers travel to Antioch Bears;
  • Glencliff Colts gallop over to play Cane Ridge Ravens;
  • Hunters Lane Warriors host McGavock Raiders;
  • Whites Creek Cobras head south to play CPA; and
  • Maplewood Panther take the short jaunt over to play their neighbors at Goodpasture.

Hillsboro Burros, Stratford Spartans, and the 6th ranked undefeated Overton Bobcats have the week off.

MNPS home games are at Pearl-Cohn; at Antioch; at Cane Ridge; and at Hunters Lane.   

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