1997 Class 5A Football Playoffs

November 7 - December 6, 1997

State Champion

Riverdale High School

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Tournament Schedule/Results

Day Date Time # Matchup Location
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 101 Dobyns Bennett 28, Bearden 0
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 102 Oak Ridge 31, Jefferson Co. 13
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 103 Sevier Co. 49, Farragut 28
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 104 Clinton 28, William Blount 7
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 105 Red Bank 39, Columbia 17
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 106 McMinn Co. 57, Coffee Co. 36
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 107 Soddy-Daisy 33, Lincoln Co. 6
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 108 Riverdale 48, Cookeville 14
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 109 Hendersonville 31, McGavock 14
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 110 Brentwood 31, Hillsboro 21
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 111 Gallatin 21, Glencliff 20
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 112 Mt. Juliet 35, Henry Co. 12
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 113 Munford 41, Houston 13
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 114 Bartlett 19, Collierville 14
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 115 Millington 13, Whitehaven 6
Friday Nov 7 7:00 PM Game 116 Germantown 54, Memphis Central 31
Friday Nov 14 7:00 PM Game 201 Dobyns Bennett 26, Oak Ridge 7
Friday Nov 14 7:00 PM Game 202 Sevier Co. 49, Clinton 7
Friday Nov 14 7:00 PM Game 203 McMinn Co. 14, Red Bank 13
Friday Nov 14 7:00 PM Game 204 Riverdale 20, Soddy-Daisy 10
Friday Nov 14 7:00 PM Game 205 Brentwood 28, Hendersonville 7
Friday Nov 14 7:00 PM Game 206 Mt. Juliet 20, Gallatin 3
Friday Nov 14 7:00 PM Game 207 Munford 20, Bartlett 13
Friday Nov 14 7:00 PM Game 208 Germantown 21, Millington 20
Friday Nov 21 7:00 PM Game 301 Sevier Co. 33, Dobyns Bennett 12
Friday Nov 21 7:00 PM Game 302 Riverdale 41, McMinn Co. 0
Friday Nov 21 7:00 PM Game 303 Mt. Juliet 23, Brentwood 21
Friday Nov 21 7:00 PM Game 304 Munford 42, Germantown 16
Friday Nov 28 7:00 PM Game 401 Riverdale 45, Sevier Co. 23
Friday Nov 28 7:00 PM Game 402 Munford 10, Mt. Juliet 9
Saturday Dec 6 7:00 PM Game 501 Riverdale 34, Munford 18 Clinic Bowl @ Vanderbilt

Participating Schools

Bartlett
Bearden
Brentwood
Clinton
Coffee Co.
Collierville
Columbia
Cookeville
Dobyns Bennett
Farragut
Gallatin
Germantown
Glencliff
Hendersonville
Henry Co.
Hillsboro
Houston
Jefferson Co.
Lincoln Co.
McGavock
McMinn Co.
Memphis Central
Millington
Mt. Juliet
Munford
Oak Ridge
Red Bank
Riverdale
Sevier Co.
Soddy-Daisy
Whitehaven
William Blount

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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