1976 Class AA Football Playoffs

November 12 - November 26, 1976

State Champion

Maryville High School

Pictured: Terry Boring, Robert Jeffries, Lee Tilley, Ronnie Irwin, Don White, Johnny Anderson, David Talley, Brian Tedford, Scotty Bailes, Craig Abbott, Kent Kyle, Steve Burchfield, Mike Boaty, Mike Pope, Mark Beaty, David Crowder, Brian Phillips, Danny Oxendine, David Perry, Kenny Travis, David Reed, Jimmy Anderson, Tim Phillips, Bobby Howard, Brett Harmon, Buddy Hamilton, Mike Phillips, Phil Wilson, Chuck Anderson, Jimmy Porter, Ricky Maples, Leonard Cooper, Mark Hasty, Kenny Yunker, Mike Herron, Ken Brown, Jeff Horton, Mike Nelson, Jeff Evans, Mike Casteel, Terry Franseen, Jeff Waters, David Hill, Danny Spradlin, Tim Arnold, Mark Talley, David McCord, Mike Waters, Tony Lewis, Jody Pugh, Johnny Hutton, Kevin Mayes, Greg Russel, Jeff Merritt, Holman Tanner, Ricky Pass, John Harper, Keith McCord, Ricky Loope, William Nelson, Mike Click, Pat Myers

Tournament Schedule/Results

Day Date Time # Matchup Location
Friday Nov 12 7:30 PM Maryville 16, Knoxville Rule 6
Friday Nov 12 7:30 PM Cleveland 21, Lake City 14
Friday Nov 12 7:30 PM Brentwood Academy 14, Trousdale Co. 6
Friday Nov 12 7:30 PM Mitchell 22, Union City 20
Friday Nov 19 7:30 PM Maryville 17, Cleveland 14
Friday Nov 19 7:30 PM Brentwood Academy 35, Mitchell 12
Friday Nov 26 7:30 PM Maryville 27, Brentwood Academy 0

Participating Schools

Brentwood Academy
Trousdale Co.
Union City

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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