North Sports Report - August 12, 2014

by Mark North, president of The Fans, Inc

Warrior Stadium is the place to be Thursday night August 14.

Jam – Jam – Jamboree: A Three Night Footballapalooza

The 46th Annual Metro Football jamboree starts Thursday night and runs through Saturday. If you like football and want to see all the great Metro players and teams, this week is the time to do it. Each night will feature some of the best players in the state playing abbreviated games that serve as dress-rehearsals for the teams and a fan’s dream come true. Here’s the schedule:

Thursday, August 14 – 7:00 pm at Hunters Lane High School Overton Bobcats vs. Pearl-Cohn Firebirds Hunters Lane Warriors vs. Stratford Spartans

Friday, August 15, -- 6:00 pm at McGavock High School Antioch Bears vs. East Nashville Eagles Cane Ridge Ravens vs. Maplewood Panthers McGavock Raiders vs. Goodpasture

Saturday, August 16 – 7:00 pm at Hillwood High School Glencliff Colts vs. Hillsboro Burros Hillwood Hilltoppers vs. Whites Creek Cobras

I will see you there!

Great Coaches Change Lives

The North Sports Report attended the Middle School Coaches’ meeting last week along with an impressive group of football coaches, volleyball coaches and girls’ soccer coaches. The impact they have on their student-athletes is immeasurable and will last a lifetime. Coaching might be the most honorable position a person can hold. Is that a stretch? Maybe, but notice that those who hold public office are always referred to by the highest position they reach, and police officers and soldiers are referred to by their highest rank. Once a Senator becomes President, you would never refer to him/her as Senator, and a General will never be called Colonel again. But, a coach is always, and forever will be, “Coach.” If your coach became President, would you still call them “Coach”? Yeah, me too.

McGavock Hoopster to Sign with Florida A&M

McGavock’s DeAnn Whitlow has committed to continue her education and play basketball for the Florida A&M Lady Rattlers. Congratulations!

Replacing a Legend

Welcome and congratulations to Coach Brent Burns, the boys’ basketball head coach at MLK. Coach Burns takes the reins from the legendary Coach Doc Shelton who retired after 25 seasons.

MNPS: The First Choice for Great Coaches