South Pitt Fans: Get Those Thumbs Loosened Up To Text "Spirit"

State Football Championships Gear Up On And Off The Field

Wednesday, December 04, 2013 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

Sixteen of Tennessee’s high school football teams will compete in the state championship division finals this week at the BlueCross Bowl held at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tenn., but fans of each school will compete to determine which school has the most spirit.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is hosting a Fan Face-Off contest, which pits on-field championship game opponents in a texting battle. The school with the most text “votes” at the end of each game wins its Fan Face-Off and a $1,000 donation from BlueCross.

“Fan Face-off at BlueCross Bowl is a great way for faculty, students, parents and an entire community to show support for their championship team, all while participating in a little friendly competition,” said Kathryn Trimble, corporate sponsorship project manager for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. “Most importantly, the contest provides an opportunity for us to give back to the communities that are so important to the success of the BlueCross Bowl.”

The BlueCross Bowl will host eight division championship games over three days:

Thursday, Dec. 5

Division II A, Webb School of Knoxville vs. St. George’s Independent, 3 p.m. CST

Division II AA, Memphis University School vs. The Ensworth School, 7 p.m. CST

Friday, Dec. 6

Division 1, Class 1A, South Pittsburg vs. Union City, 11 a.m. CST

Division 1, Class 3A, Alcoa vs. Christ Presbyterian Academy, 3 p.m. CST

Division 1, Class 5A, Knoxville West vs. Henry County, 7 p.m. CST

Saturday, Dec. 7

Division 1, Class 2A, Trousdale County vs. Adamsville, 11 a.m. CST

Division 1, Class 4A, Fulton vs. Giles County, 3 p.m. CST

Division 1, Class 6A, Maryville vs. Hendersonville, 7 p.m. CST

The texting contest opened at noon (CST) on Monday, Dec. 2, for all matchups, and fans can vote for their favorite school until the end of that school’s championship game. When the final game whistle blows, the contest ends and votes are tallied. 

To participate, fans text their school’s assigned keyword to 37048. Only one text/vote will be counted per mobile number, and normal messaging and data charges may apply.

SCHOOL                                                   KEYWORD

Webb School of Knoxville                            BOWL 1

St. George’s Independent School                 BOWL 2

The Ensworth School                                  BOWL 3

Memphis University School                          BOWL 4

South Pittsburg                                          BOWL 5

Union City                                                  BOWL 6

Alcoa                                                        BOWL 7

Christ Presbyterian Academy                      BOWL 8

Henry County                                            BOWL 9

Knoxville West                                           BOWL 10

Adamsville                                                 BOWL 11

Trousdale                                                  BOWL 12

Fulton                                                       BOWL 13

Giles County                                             BOWL 14

Hendersonville                                           BOWL 15

Maryville                                                   BOWL 16

Fans can get real-time updates during the game by visiting www.facebook.com/BCBSTChampions. A complete set of contest rules is available on the BCBST Champions Facebook page. Contest winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the conclusion of each of the Division I and II championship games.

“Texting has become a universal tool for communication, from students to parents and even grandparents. This contest is perfect for Tennessee high school football fans of all ages to show their support for their championship teams,” said Trimble.

The winning school may use the prize money for any projects or needs that benefit the school or school-sponsored programs or activities.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)


Tull, Shafaat Named To AP All-American Teams

Chalk up two more All-American honors for the Chattanooga Mocs football team with the release of the Associated Press awards today.  Senior defensive end Davis Tull made the AP first team while senior tight end Faysal Shafaat was a third team selection.  This is Tull’s third appearance on the AP All-American team.  He was a first team pick a year ago and ... (click for more)

Photo Gallery: UTC Women Upset Stanford Wednesday, 54-46

Showing poise down the stretch, the Mocs did not let this game slip away. Instead, they took the challenge from the highly rated Stanford team and beat back the Cardinals with a 54-46 win. (click for more)

Erlanger To Proceed With Manager Bonuses In 2 Steps; Considering Employee Performance Incentive Plan

Erlanger President and CEO Kevin Spiegel said Wednesday night that the hospital plans to proceed with $1.7 million in manager bonuses in two steps. Current participants in the incentive program will receive 50 percent of the approved 2014 performance plan this month. The remaining 50 percent will be paid to the management group in July 2015. At the same time, Mr. Spiegel ... (click for more)

Man Shot In Chattanooga On Wednesday Afternoon

Chattanooga Police said a man was shot Wednesday afternoon. At approximately 3:16 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a local hospital for a person shot. P olice were advised that a male victim arrived suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. O fficers are attempting to locate a crime scene at this time. Chattanooga Police ask anyone with ... (click for more)

A Letter To The NAACP

I believe when a "unarmed" man is evil, he will try to beat a police officer on his head in hopes to knock him out, in hopes to kill him. We saw the bruises on the officer's face.  This evil force tried to take his gun away from him , Proof was in the autopsy.  Why did Michael Brown  try to take his gun away from him? Exactly, to kill the officer.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Advice: Just Be Normal

Matthew Kerlin, by his own admission, claims to be just a normal guy. But I am of the opinion, after reading his speech following Samford University’s Winter Commencement exercises, that the university’s Assistant Dean for Spiritual Life is a bit more than that. Dr. Kerlin knows college kids well and his advice to the most recent flock of America’s graduates resonates with brilliance. ... (click for more)