1978 Class AA Football Playoffs

November 10 - December 1, 1978

State Champion

Maryville High School

Pictured: Don White, Rick Maples, David Talley, Mark White, Mike Nelson, Steve Jacobs, Mike Casteel, Ken Yunker, Ken Brown, Steve Pyle, Donnie Bowman, Jeff Merritt, Jim Huffstetler, Tim Willis, Donnie Hodge, Ryan Gehrts, Curtis Middleton, Jeff Drake, Mike Spangler, Danny Temple, Rick Armfield, Brian Bales, Louis Moore, Rob Smith, Frank Borbeck, John Aungst, David Reed, Ronnie Irwin, Jeff Payne, Jeff Harrison, Scott Justice, Scott Carter, John Anderson, Kent Kyle, Jim Ivens, Mike White, Mike Davis, Stanley Best, Gregg Casteel, Paul Perry, John Linginfelter, Brett Coulter, Tom Bible, Bill Haynes, Richard West, Jeff Wren, Stan Fugate, David Olive, David Perry, Mike Webb, Scott McInturff, Brian Phillips, Steve Crowder, John Cormia, Tim Cannon

Tournament Schedule/Results

Day Date Time # Matchup Location
Friday Nov 10 7:30 PM Maryville 49, Gibbs 0
Friday Nov 10 7:30 PM Church Hill 27, Mountain City 0
Friday Nov 10 7:30 PM Notre Dame 12, Rockwood 0
Friday Nov 10 7:30 PM Trousdale Co. 30, Lafayette 0
Friday Nov 10 7:30 PM Brentwood Academy 28, Giles Co. 6
Friday Nov 10 7:30 PM J. South Side 21, Milan 0
Friday Nov 10 7:30 PM Humboldt 20, Memphis Prep 7
Friday Nov 10 7:30 PM White Station 13, Douglass 12
Friday Nov 17 7:30 PM Maryville 26, Church Hill 7
Friday Nov 17 7:30 PM Notre Dame 13, Trousdale Co. 6
Friday Nov 17 7:30 PM Brentwood Academy 24, J. South Side 0
Friday Nov 17 7:30 PM Humboldt 21, White Station 0
Friday Nov 24 7:30 PM Maryville 21, Notre Dame 14
Friday Nov 24 7:30 PM Brentwood Academy 31, Humboldt 19
Friday Dec 1 7:30 PM Maryville 21, Brentwood Academy 14

Participating Schools

Brentwood Academy
Douglass
Gibbs
Giles Co.
Humboldt
Jackson South Side
Maryville
Milan
Notre Dame
Rockwood
Trousdale Co.
White Station

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

Ticketing

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

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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