1974 Class A Football Playoffs

November 22 - December 6, 1974

State Champion

Brentwood Academy

Pictured: Randal Mash, Robert Howell, Steve Linebaugh, Tim Parkes, Hank Stuart, Jimmy Brett, Steve Inglis, Mark Vaughn , Bill Fleet, Dwight Bowers, Rod Wald, Stuart Smith, Lee Whitaker, David Linebaugh, Max Herrin, John McCain, Tony Flatt, Mike Blalock, Jim Shaub, Hal Bumbalough, Kemp Shepher, Gregg Hampton, Eric Anderson, Gary Morgan, Lee Hoppe, Philip Burkhalter, David McQuiddy, Matt Richbourg, Mal Sloan, John Beard, Bob Hill, Brad Stine, Kelley Swift, Ron Jaekle, Bill Warner, John Hailey, Keith Wells, Mike McNair, Steve Jinette, Tommy Newman, Gordon Kennedy

Tournament Schedule/Results

Day Date Time # Matchup Location
Friday Nov 22 7:30 PM Brentwood Academy 52, Cannon Co. 7
Friday Nov 22 7:30 PM Houston Co. 42, Dyer Co. 32
Friday Nov 22 7:30 PM South Pittsburg 26, Sweetwater 23
Friday Nov 22 7:30 PM Walland 18, Jacksboro 0
Friday Nov 29 7:30 PM Brentwood Academy 53, Houston Co. 15
Friday Nov 29 7:30 PM South Pittsburg 16, Walland 6
Friday Dec 6 7:30 PM Brentwood Academy 38, South Pittsburg 7

Participating Schools

Brentwood Academy
Cannon Co.
Dyer Co.
Houston Co.
South Pittsburg

Championship Venue


Tucker Stadium

Tennessee Tech University's Tucker Stadium has been home to the TSSAA State Football Championships since 2009.

The 16,500 seat stadium features a synthetic playing surface and is located about three miles from I-40.

Tucker Stadium was built in 1966 and is named in tribute to longtime Golden Eagle coach Wilburn Tucker.

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Spectator Information


Tickets are $12 for school-age children and older and are good for one day only. Ticket sales locations are located on both the East and West sides of the stadium. The Will Call booth is located on the West side of the stadium between Gates #2 and #3. Mobile tickets are available for purchase in advance at https://gofan.co/tssaa. Gates will open one hour prior to the first game of the day.


Parking is $10 per vehicle (cash only). Signage and volunteers will directly drivers to numerous lots reserved for spectators. Free shuttles will be available to transport spectators from more distant parking areas to the stadium.

Stadium Policies

Weapons, coolers, whistles, air canisters and pop-up tents are prohibited in Tucker Stadium Tennessee Tech is a tobacco free campus. Smoking is prohibited unless in a personal vehicle.

Artificial noisemakers that Tucker Stadium security personnel deem a public safety risk, public nuisance and/or otherwise negatively impact the game or the spectator experience are prohibited inside Tucker Stadium and on the Tennessee Tech campus. Drones are not permitted to be flown anywhere in the vicinity of the stadium.

Handicap Accessibility

Primary handicap parking is on the Northwest side of Tucker Stadium and patrons should enter this parking area from 12th Street. Wheelchair bound patrons sitting on the West side of Tucker Stadium (home side) should enter through Gate 2 and the wheelchair ramp is on the North side of West Stadium with seating along the front rail of the stadium. Wheelchair bound patrons sitting on the East side of Tucker Stadium (visitors side) should enter through Gate 4 and the wheelchair ramp is on the South side of East Stadium with seating along the front rail of the stadium.

Area Information

Visit CookevilleChampions.com for hotel, restaurant, and other area information.

Media Information

Media outlets inquiring about credentialed access to the championships should contact Matthew Gillespie or complete the online credential request form.

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