1996 Class 3A Football Playoffs

November 8 - December 7, 1996

State Champion

Melrose High School

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Tournament Schedule/Results

Day Date Time # Matchup Location
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Gatlinburg-Pittman 24, Gibbs 6
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Livingston Academy 7, Grundy Co. 6
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Lenoir City 21, Marion Co. 0
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Austin-East 27, Happy Valley 7
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Loudon 26, McMinn Central 21
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Sullivan North 22, Rutledge 8
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Seymour 22, Knoxville Fulton 7
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Tyner 56, Roane Co. 14
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Portland 21, Hickman Co. 0
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Melrose 54, Milan 0
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM McNairy Central 29, Ridgeway 23
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Giles Co. 27, DeKalb Co. 0
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Humboldt 54, Trezevant 0
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM White House 28, Marshall Co. 20
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Spring Hill 20, Greenbrier 12
Friday Nov 8 7:30 PM Kingsbury 50, Obion Co. 15
Friday Nov 15 7:30 PM Livingston Academy 7, Gatlinburg-Pittman 0
Friday Nov 15 7:30 PM Lenoir City 42, Austin-East 20
Friday Nov 15 7:30 PM Loudon 21, Sullivan North 14
Friday Nov 15 7:30 PM Tyner 28, Seymour 6
Friday Nov 15 7:30 PM Melrose 54, Portland 32
Friday Nov 15 7:30 PM Giles Co. 37, McNairy Central 20
Friday Nov 15 7:30 PM White House 31, Humboldt 28
Friday Nov 15 7:30 PM Kingsbury 52, Spring Hill 16
Friday Nov 22 7:30 PM Lenoir City 3, Livingston Academy 0
Friday Nov 22 7:30 PM Tyner 14, Loudon 13
Friday Nov 22 7:30 PM Melrose 56, Giles Co. 0
Friday Nov 22 7:30 PM Kingsbury 36, White House 12
Friday Nov 29 7:30 PM Tyner 27, Lenoir City 14
Friday Nov 29 7:30 PM Melrose 13, Kingsbury 6
Saturday Dec 7 12:00 PM Melrose 32, Tyner 12 Clinic Bowl @ Vanderbilt

Participating Schools

Austin-East
DeKalb Co.
Gatlinburg-Pittman
Gibbs
Giles Co.
Grainger
Greenbrier
Grundy Co.
Happy Valley
Hickman Co.
Humboldt
Kingsbury
Kingston
Knoxville Fulton
Lenoir City
Livingston Academy
Loudon
Marion Co.
Marshall Co.
McMinn Central
McNairy Central
Melrose
Milan
Obion Co.
Portland
Ridgeway
Seymour
Spring Hill
Sullivan North
Trezevant
Tyner
White House

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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