North Sports Report - October 16, 2014

by Mark North, president of The Fans, Inc

Vanderbilt Stadium to Host Big Game

Friday night, October 17, the Pearl-Cohn Firebirds will visit the East Nashville Eagles in a showdown of epic proportion. The most anticipated football game of the year is so huge that it has been moved to Vanderbilt. The undefeated Eagles have given up only seven points all season, and the Firebirds are loaded with top college prospects, including Ke’Shawn Vaughn – scholarship offers from Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Purdue, Wisconsin, Louisville and Ohio State – Jimmy Farrell, Rontavius Groves, A.J. Morris, and more. East Nashville is led by MTSU commitment Isiah Upton, Wofford commitment Lennox McAfee, DeVarius Cortner, and more. College ready? Oh yeah!

Vanderbilt Stadium is the place to be Friday Night for the East Nashville vs. Pearl-Cohn football showcase

Have you ever heard stories from old timers about the time they saw so-and-so play in high school or they were at the game when yada yada? Well, this is the game you will want to tell your grandkids about. Be there! Kickoff is at 7:00pm at Vanderbilt Stadium. Tickets are $8. Get there early and enjoy the excitement.

Tournament Time

Volleyball: Congratulations to the Overton Lady Bobcats for winning the District 12AAA Championship and to the Hume-Fogg Lady Blue Knights on their District 10AA Championship. Hume-Fogg plays tonight at Page for a return trip to next week’s state tournament.

Girls’ Soccer: The weather has wreaked havoc on the schedule, and district tournaments continue as teams inch toward the state tournament. Stay tuned for updates.

After a timeout for Fall Break, middle school soccer is heading toward the City Championship

Cross-Country: The Steeplechase course will again host the state championship on November 1. MNPS has several individuals and teams vying for a state championship, including defending champion and course record holder Bailee Dean of Cane Ridge.

Football Friday October 17, 2014

Last week...

In addition to the Pearl-Cohn vs. East Nashville game, MNPS has a slate of great games.

  • Overton Bobcats will honor the school’s first football coach, Solon Apple, prior to and at halftime of their game with the Hillwood Hilltoppers;
  • Maplewood Panthers welcome Stratford Spartans;
  • Cane Ridge Ravens host Riverdale from nearby Rutherford County;
  • Whites Creek Cobras host Lipscomb; and
  • Undefeated Hillsboro Burros travel to Franklin County.
  • Antioch Bears, Hunters Lane Warriors, McGavock Raiders, and Glencliff Colts are idle this week.

The MNPS home games are at Maplewood; at Overton; at Cane Ridge; at Whites Creek; and at Vanderbilt. Go to a game!

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