1979 Class A Football Playoffs

November 16 - December 7, 1979

State Champion

Alcoa High School

Pictured: Dan Webb, Ronnie Phelps, Reggie Ball, Bob Campbell, Mike Hollifield, David Morrow, Scott Carroll, Mitch LoveTodd Upton, Buddy Myers, Tim Henry, Scott Miller, Chris Myers, James Stephens, Steve Fugate, James Dalton, Danny Holloway, Rick Waltermyer, Kent Davis, Mike Berry, Bill Watring, Roy Shields, Mike McClurg, Jeff Hicks, Nate Warren, George Parker, Chris Green, Steve Reynolds, Stuart Bivens, Mark Harrison, Dewayne Holloway, Scott Brackett, George Backus, Greg Cook, Brian Gregory, Doug Lawrence, Brett Millard, Johnny Hembree, Greg Livesay, Lance Curtis, Chris Cochran, Tommy Waltermyer, Brian Young, Jim Chamberlain, Kenny Lewis, Terry Tuttle, Adam Helton, Scott Carter, Vic Thompson, Terry Whitted, Korey Gaines, Kevin Fullwood, Donnie Morton

Tournament Schedule/Results

Day Date Time # Matchup Location
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Alcoa 22, Knoxville Webb 0
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Hampton 28, Coalfield 0
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Polk Co. 28, Sequatchie Co. 0
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Gordonsville 8, Watertown 6
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Lake Co. 20, ECS 14
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM South Fulton 29, Old Hickory 28
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Lewis Co. 24, Forrest 6
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Fairview 12, Ezell-Harding 6
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Alcoa 40, Hampton 12
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Polk Co. 27, Gordonsville 6
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Lake Co. 30, South Fulton 20
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Lewis Co. 34, Fairview 21
Friday Nov 30 7:30 PM Alcoa 28, Polk Co. 14
Friday Nov 30 7:30 PM Lake Co. 14, Lewis Co. 0
Friday Dec 7 7:30 PM Alcoa 13, Lake Co. 9

Participating Schools

Alcoa
Coalfield
ECS
Ezell-Harding
Fairview
Forrest
Gordonsville
Hampton
Knoxville Webb
Lake Co.
Lewis Co.
Polk Co.
Sequatchie Co.
South Fulton
Watertown

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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