1979 Class AAA Football Playoffs

November 16 - December 7, 1979

State Champion

Oak Ridge High School

Pictured: Randall Cooke, Steve Williams, Mike MurphRandall Cooke, Steve Williams, Mike Murphy, Don Sumner, David Hall, Doug Martin, Jeff Waters, Mark Webber, Mark Davis, Jessie Tolbert, Jim Reynolds, Brian Quist, Scott Monger, Joe Tittle, Chick Graning, Harvey McKay, Brad Miller, Bruce Foster, Larry Hamrick, John Wiegard, Bruce Carbia, David Sumner, Perry Lane, David Barrack, Kim Pettus, Hoss Singletary, John Hughes, Doug Hosler, Johnny Whitson, Tim Brown, Jeff Rich, David Sparks, Jon Carlock, Bart Brinkman, Mike Davis, Steve Senn, Mark Copeland, Scott Martin, James Shaffer, Jim Kolopus, Steve Morris, Dwight Skidmore, Jeff Gick, Barry Saunders, Mark Smith, Eddie Ricks, Chuck Matthews, Nathan Wililams, Chuck Cooper, Mark berry, Scott Colburn, Richard Anthony, Scott Matthews, David Nelson, Scott Stancell, Anthony Miller, Mike Blair, Merle Keever, Emory Hale, Paul Brewster, Chick Graning, Barry Voskamp, Wayne Turner, Robby Smith, Jim Bond, Chuck Stinson, Matt Quick, Matt Brown, Jack Bolin, Bob Smithy, Don Sumner, David Hall, Doug Martin, Jeff Waters, Mark Webber, Mark Davis, Jessie Tolbert, Jim Reynolds, Brian Quist, Scott Monger, Joe Tittle, Chick Graning, Harvey McKay, Brad Miller, Bruce Foster, Larry Hamrick, John Wiegard, Bruce Carbia, David Sumner, Perry Lane, David Barrack, Kim Pettus, Hoss Singletary, John Hughes, Doug Hosler, Johnny Whitson, Tim Brown, Jeff Rich, David Sparks, Jon Carlock, Bart Brinkman, Mike Davis, Steve Senn, Mark Copeland, Scott Martin, James Shaffer, Jim Kolopus, Steve Morris, Dwight Skidmore, Jeff Gick, Barry Saunders, Mark Smith, Eddie Ricks, Chuck Matthews, Nathan Wililams, Chuck Cooper, Mark berry, Scott Colburn, Richard Anthony, Scott Matthews, David Nelson, Scott Stancell, Anthony Miller, Mike Blair, Merle Keever, Emory Hale, Paul Brewster, Chick Graning, Barry Voskamp, Wayne Turner, Robby Smith, Jim Bond, Chuck Stinson, Matt Quick, Matt Brown, Jack Bolin, Bob Smith

Tournament Schedule/Results

Day Date Time # Matchup Location
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Oak Ridge 28, Knoxville Fulton 14
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Science Hill 19, Morristown East 13
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Tullahoma 28, Riverdale 0
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Cleveland 13, Tyner 6
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Jackson Central-Merry 20, Germantown 14
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Mitchell 16, Hamilton 14
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM Gallatin 42, Dickson Co. 7
Friday Nov 16 7:30 PM MBA 14, Maplewood 12
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Oak Ridge 50, Science Hill 0
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Tullahoma 17, Cleveland 13
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Jackson Central-Merry 33, Mitchell 14
Friday Nov 23 7:30 PM Gallatin 24, MBA 7
Friday Nov 30 7:30 PM Oak Ridge 31, Tullahoma 6
Friday Nov 30 7:30 PM Jackson Central-Merry 28, Gallatin 21
Friday Dec 7 7:30 PM Oak Ridge 39, Jackson Central-Merry 28

Participating Schools

Cleveland
Dickson Co.
Gallatin
Germantown
Hamilton
Jackson Central-Merry
Knoxville Fulton
MBA
Maplewood
Mitchell
Morristown East
Oak Ridge
Riverdale
Science Hill
Tullahoma
Tyner

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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