1982 Class AAA Football Playoffs

November 12 - December 3, 1982

State Champion

Lincoln County High School

Pictured: Tony Cannon, Keith Hammons, Bubba Bishop, Keith Young, Billy Jack Netherland, Todd Barnes, Scott Reed, Marcus Webb, Stuart Reed, Tom Holman, Drew Young, Lee McAlister, Franklin O'Neal, Eric Berlin, Tommy Reavis, Stacy Reese, Gerry Stevenson, Scottie Boaz, Raymond Pullen, Keith Wilson, Tommy Neece, Terry Spray, Tommy Barnes, Gary Hampton, Todd Reese, Kirk Springfield, Keith Gill, Arun Gowda, John Barrett, Tony Conley, Scotty Layman, Bobby Poteete, Dean Fitch, Kevin Price, Steve Sandlin, George Connelly, Alan Osborne, David O'Connor, Kevin Connelly, Jimmy Higgins, Ricky McGee, Tracy Simmons, Scott Woodard, David Cannon, Danny Sisk, Tim Johnson, Anthony March, David Moore, Anthony Shelton, Robbie Faulkner, Danny Corder, Ritchie Fletrcher, Lex Rambo, David Valentine, Don Thomas, Phillip Colbert, Shawn Askins, Bennie Jennings, Matt Slayton, Blake Gower, Joey O'Connor, Randy Trentham, Chris Hadley, Robert Kidd, Charles Ray Palmer, Todd Storey, Ron Perrin, Jack Raby, John Meadows, Steve Edging, Alvin Palmer, Bill Holman

Tournament Schedule/Results

Day Date Time # Matchup Location
Thursday Nov 11 7:30 PM Melrose 26, Whitehaven 7
Friday Nov 12 7:30 PM Jefferson Co. 28, Elizabethton 0
Friday Nov 12 7:30 PM Oak Ridge 27, Heritage 7
Friday Nov 12 7:30 PM Gallatin 35, Dickson Co. 8
Friday Nov 12 7:30 PM Nashville Overton 24, McGavock 8
Friday Nov 12 7:30 PM Germantown 23, Haywood 0
Friday Nov 12 7:30 PM Lincoln Co. 26, Lebanon 6
Friday Nov 12 7:30 PM Cumberland Co. 14, Baylor 7
Friday Nov 19 7:30 PM Lincoln Co. 14, Cumberland Co. 0
Friday Nov 19 7:30 PM Jefferson Co. 7, Oak Ridge 0
Friday Nov 19 7:30 PM Gallatin 29, Nashville Overton 0
Friday Nov 19 7:30 PM Melrose 7, Germantown 2
Friday Nov 26 7:30 PM Lincoln Co. 14, Jefferson Co. 0
Friday Nov 26 7:30 PM Gallatin 21, Melrose 19
Friday Dec 3 7:00 PM Lincoln Co. 13, Gallatin 10 Clinic Bowl @ Vanderbilt

Participating Schools

Baylor
Cumberland Co.
Dickson Co.
Elizabethton
Gallatin
Germantown
Haywood
Heritage
Jefferson Co.
Lebanon
Lincoln Co.
McGavock
Melrose
Nashville Overton
Oak Ridge
Whitehaven

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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