1979 Class AA Football Playoffs

November 16 - December 7, 1979

State Champion

Humboldt High School

Pictured: Kenneth Coker, Bobby Vasquez, Randy Pillow, Jerry Barker, Freddie Pratt, Freddie Brown, Eddie Burnett, Anthony Dance, Lee Williams, David Burnett, Chris Patterson, Terry Mays, Joey Robinson, Danny Nowell, Gerry Brittain, Clyde Midgett, Randy McKnight, Kody Kolwych, Alan Welch, Richard Smith, James \"Punkin\" Williams, Jimmy Brisentine, Robert Miller, Jeff Ivy, John Bond, Jimmy Pearson, Darius Montgomery, Ron Canada, John Carter Nutt, Chris Cain, Mark Epperson, Bob Morgan, Troy Blakemore, Marty Burke, Bob Blakemore, Alvin Turner, Jay White, Tony Champion, Steve Mathis, Jack Cain, Tommy Colvin, John Nelson

Tournament Schedule/Results

Day Date Time # Matchup Location
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Humboldt 52, Memphis Prep 0
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Memphis East 34, Memphis Central 15
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Lexington 49, J. North Side 8
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Brentwood Academy 35, Marshall Co. 13
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Maryville 21, Oliver Springs 0
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Rogersville 9, South Greene 7
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Lenoir City 41, McMinn Central 19
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM York Institute 18, Portland 13
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Humboldt 21, Memphis East 13
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Lexington 17, Brentwood Academy 14
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Maryville 25, Rogersville 0
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Lenoir City 20, York Institute 13
Friday Nov 30 7:30 PM Humboldt 7, Lexington 0
Friday Nov 30 7:30 PM Maryville 31, Lenoir City 0
Friday Dec 7 7:30 PM Humboldt 13, Maryville 10

Participating Schools

Brentwood Academy
Humboldt
Jackson North Side
Lenoir City
Lexington
Marshall Co.
Maryville
McMinn Central
Memphis Central
Memphis East
Oliver Springs
Portland
South Greene
York Institute

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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