McMinn County Picked To Take 5-AAA Football Title

Monday, August 6, 2012 - by special report to

McMinn County has been picked to win the District 5-AAA high school football championship.

The predictions were recently published in Murphy Fair's Tennessee High School Football.

Fair’s annual high school football yearbook is ready for purchase.

Known as “The Bible” of prep football publications, this year’s 25th silver anniversary edition is 240 pages full of top 10 predictions in the eight classifications, pre-season all-state teams, coaching records and of course, the always valuable and informative team-by-team breakdowns and more.

In the Chattanooga area, the football yearbooks can be purchased for $12 at:

Chattanooga: Big Ridge Cleaners - 5936 Hixson Pike - Publix Shopping Center
Mountain City Cleaners - 3554 Broad Street (foot of Lookout Mountain)
Carriage Cleaners - 715 Signal Mountain Road
Carriage Cleaners - 3835 Dayton Blvd


1.     McMinn County

2.     Bradley Central

3.     Ooltewah

4.     Cleveland

5.     Soddy-Daisy

6.     Rhea County

7.     Walker Valley


1.     McMinn County (6A)                6-0     8-3

2.     Bradley Central (6A)                 5-1     7-4

3.     Ooltewah (5A)                          4-2     8-4

4.     Cleveland  (5A)                         3-3     5-5

5.     Soddy-Daisy (6A)                     2-4     4-6

6.     Rhea County (6A)                     1-5     1-9

7.     Walker Valley (5A)                   0-6     0-10


 (E-mail Stan Crawley at

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