Ever Play in a Tennessee HS Bowl Game

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orangebloodgmc

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I started at QB in the 1977 Tobacco Bowl vs. Humbolt. Started 22 games at QB over 3 years. Fumbled only once in 22 games, and that was on the goal line at that game. Can't recall name right now, but he started at DB 2-3 years for the Vols. Ran a boot-leg keeper and he hit me square in the sternum and knocked every ounce of breath out of me; I literally dropped the ball at the one foot line.

Also, I was an assistant coach on a team that went 9-1 (10-1 counting the bowl win) and played in the 1982 Lion's Bowl in Tullahoma. 8 teams in our district and only the champ went. Lincoln County beat us first game of season 10-7 in Fayetville. They won the state championship that year, I think they upset Gallatin in a close game.
Where was that Tobacco Bowl? At one time the TB was in Greeneville, but i thought it was gone before I started following football in '66 or so.

Edit: Looks like there was a Middle TN Tobacco Bowl at Hartsville ... guess that's where yours must have been. Pardon my ignorance.
 
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Some people here probably don't know before the playoffs were implemented a good HS team could possibly look forward to playing in a post season bowl game. A team had to have seven wins to qualify.

I played in the 1966 Crockett Bowl in Lawrenceburg.
Stratford High School
1977
Volunteer Bowl vs. Mt. Juliet (I believe)
We never could get past Maplewood in region play.
 
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Played in 1972 Tullahoma Lions Bowl vs Shelbyville. Won 10-8.

Only 4 teams went to the playoffs in each class (3classes) in the entire state back then. You had a pretty good team if you made a bowl game.
 
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I did in 1972. East Ridge HS vs White County in Sparta. Game ended in a tie 7-7. I can’t remember what they called the game. East Ridge was 7-3 which wasn’t good enough for the playoffs back then. Not sure what White County’s record was.
If you played for ER, we played against each other. I played at Hixson.
 

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