Marion, South Pittsburg Atop District 6-A Predictions

Monday, August 12, 2013 - by special report to

Marion County and South Pittsburg tied for No. 1 in the 2013 Coaches Predictions for District 6-A published recently in Murphy Fair's Tennessee High School Football.

Fair compiles the preseason all-state teams using votes from the state's head football coaches. This is the 26th straight year Fair has published the preseason prep football magazine.

2013 Coaches Predictions

1. Marion County (2A)

2. South Pittsburg (1A)

3. Lookout Valley (1A)

4. Whitwell (2A)

5. Sale Creek (1A)

2012 District Standings

South Pittsbrg            3-9    8-4

Marion County            2-1    9-3

Lookout Valley            1-2    5-6

Whitwell                        0-3    1-9


Fair's magazine can be purchased in Chattanooga at Big Ridge Cleaners (5936 Hixson Pike, Publix Shopping Center); Mountain City Cleaners (3554 Broad Street); Carriage Cleaners (715 Signal Mountain Road); Carriage Cleaners (3835 Dayton Blvd.)

This is the 17th of a series on Chattanooga-area high school football. Tuesday, Aug. 13: District 5-AA preview.

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