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The Vols broke an 11 game losing streak against the Gators with 38 - 28 win on Saturday at Neyland Stadium. At halftime, Florida was ahead 21 - 3 . The last time UT beat Florida was in 2004. Next up for Tennessee is a road trip to Athens, Georgia on Saturday, October 1, to face the Bull Dogs. Coverage starts at 1 p.m. with kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on the Plateauís Home for the Vols, 102.5 WOW Country.
The Stone Memorial High School Panthers stayed unbeaten Friday night as they posted a win over the Owls of Smith County 49-14. Five different Panthers scored touchdowns in the game and SMHS outscored their opponent 22-0 in the second half as they rolled to the win. The Panthers, ranked 7th in the state in the latest Class 4A AP Poll, celebrated homecoming as they improved to 6 and 0 this season.
The Cumberland County High School Jets traveled Sparta Friday to take on the White County Warriors. At the half the teams were tied at 14, but the home team outscored CCHS 41-7 over the final twenty-four minutes to record a 55-21 victory.
Friday, September 30th the Panthers are once again at home and the Jets are once again on the road. SMHS will host Chattanooga Central in a Region game. Itís the Panthers Pink Out game in support of the American Cancer Society. Action is scheduled to begin at 6:30 with pre-game coverage airing at 6:15 on Mix 99.3. The Jets travel to Hixson for a Region game as they take on the Wildcats. Game time is 6:30 and live coverage begins at 6:15 on 102.5 WOW COUNTRY.
At Thursday nightís Cumberland County Board of Education Meeting, it was presented that the Tennessee Department of Health has proposed to bring Flu Vaccinations to our schools for both students and faculty, free of charge. Director of Schools Janet Graham said this would be an October/November event. The Board also voted to not adopt changes that would allow any student who has a parking pass on Cumberland County campuses to be included in the random, suspicion less drug-testing pool, as attorney Earl Patton said it could open the school system up to law suits.
Board members were elected to new positions at Thursday nightís Board of Education Meeting. Josh Stone took over as chairman, David Bowman reclaimed the title of Vice Chairman, Tom Netherton took over the title of Parliamentarian, Teresa Boston claimed the title of TLN Representative, and Mrs. Virgie remains the recorder. The Board also voted which committees they want to keep in place, and any they would like to add. They voted to keep the Athletics Committee, Safety Committee, and Building & Grounds Committee, and to add a Budget Committee. Board also directed attorney Earl Patton to mull over whether having a Litigation Committee is plausible, and bring his recommendation back at next monthís meeting.
Cumberland County High School Principal Jon Hall has announced that Sydney Clark has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from CCHS and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by Mr. Hall to the this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship Awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
(Pictured: CCHS Principal Jon Hall and Senior Sydney Clark; photo courtesy CCHS)