North Sports Report - August 28, 2014

by Mark North, president of The Fans, Inc

More than a Game

High school football is the best entertainment in town. The competition, the players, the cheerleaders, the marching band …fantastic, but only part of the story. The North Sports Report reveled in the opening night spectacular at Antioch High School last Friday. Teachers, administrators and school support staff helped guide the fans, worked the grill, served the chicken wings, and even doled out college information and free cupcakes to high school seniors. Fans of all ages enjoyed the family-friendly atmosphere with school age children playing and tossing a football while younger kids, sporting their favorite school’s gear, rode the track in a wagon. The highlight was the Antioch Bear mascot entertaining the crowd. As you may know, the North Sports Report loves mascots!

Of course, Antioch High School has the most appropriately named concessions stand on earth. Prove it? Ok. What do you say right after you take that first gulp of an ice cold soft drink on a hot August night? Exactly, you say “Ah”! When visiting a game at Antioch, be sure you stop by AHS for a soft drink.

Between the lines was an exciting football game with two good teams. Outside the lines was a Friday Night Festival. Go to a game! You’ll love it.

Girls Soccer Season is Kickin’ It

Soccer’s popularity in Nashville continues to skyrocket, and the high school season is in full swing. The North Sports Report enjoyed a game this week at the Metro Center fields as the Hume-Fogg Lady Blue Knights visited the East Nashville Lady Eagles. The skill, tenacity and teamwork of these student-athletes will always help them reach their goal.

Football Friday August 29, 2014

The North Sports Report will head over to the TPS football field this week as the high-flying East Nashville Eagles host the galloping Glencliff Colts in the only game of the week that pits two MNPS teams.

In other action:

  • Whites Creek Cobras head down the street to face Davidson Academy;
  • Startford Spartans host Howard from Chattanooga;
  • Pearl-Cohn Firebirds travel to Clarksville to face Kenwood;
  • Overton Bobcats welcome Centennial to Nick Coutras Stadium;
  • McGavock Raiders play at home against Rossview;
  • Maplewood Panthers head down I40 to Jackson to face Madison Academy;
  • Hunters Lane Warriors travel to Sumner County to take on Hendersonville;
  • Hillwood Hilltoppers go to CPA;
  • Hillsboro Burros take the long bus ride to Christian County, Kentucky;
  • Cane Ridge Ravens host Smyrna; and
  • Antioch Bears welcome Mt. Juliet.

The MNPS home games are at Stratford, at Overton, at McGavock; at East Nashville (at TPS on Foster Avenue); at Cane Ridge; and at Antioch.

Go to a game!

MNPS: The First Choice for Skill, Tenacity and Teamwork