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Red Bank Hosts Soddy Daisy Tonight at 7:30

Friday, August 29, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

It’s the celebration of 75 years of high school football tonight at Red Bank as the Lions honor their past and face their oldest rival, Soddy Daisy. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

It’s a silver anniversary with a myriad of golden moments created by talented teenagers who return tonight to be honored for being Friday night heroes to so many in the Red Bank community.

Pre-Game: Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. with the introduction of former players by decade and the announcement of the all-time Lion team.

Also, the program’s two retired numbers – Bobby Jumpers’ No. 34 and Victor Ellis’ No.9 – will be displayed on the front of the press box.

Red Bank Football – 75 Years – 10 Coaches

Coach - W-L Record … Years

George Edwards – 3-6-1 … 1940

George McCoy – 21-16-1 … 1941-43, 1946

Marion Perkins – 35-42-5 … 1944-45, 1947-53

Bill Edwards – 55-37 … 1954-62    ... 59.8%

Ray Bussard – 19-23-2 … 1963-66 ....

Frank Cofer – 39-18-5 … 1967-72 ...   

Tom Weathers – 230-89-0 … 1973-2001   72.1% (most wins, best win %)

Tim Daniels – 77-40-0 … 2002-2011 ... 

E.K. Slaughter – 7-13-0 … 2012-13

Chad Grabowski - 1-0-0 ... 2014

75 Seasons – 487-285-18 …. 790 games

Best Season: 2000 – 15-0, state champions

10+ Win Seasons (11):  1978 (11-2), 1984 (10-2), 1988 (10-1), 1990 (10-1), 1994 (10-2), 1997 (10-2), 2000 (15-0), 2005 (10-2), 2006 (12-1), 2007 (12-1), 2009 (12-1)

Red Bank vs. Soddy Daisy

The rivalry began in 1940; the Lions first season of football.

First Red Bank win - Nov. 28, 1940 at Soddy Daisy

Red Bank 13 Soddy Daisy 7

Playing on Thanksgiving, the victory gave Red Bank the Hamilton County Rural Championship. Eulice Hope scored what proved to be the winning touchdown in the third quarter.

First Soddy Daisy win - Nov. 22, 1941 at Red Bank

Soddy Daisy 9, Red Bank 7

The Trojans’ Charlie Dunning drop kicked a field goal with 30 seconds remaining for the win

A few other games

Nov. 19, 1943 at Red Bank

Red Bank 58, Soddy Daisy 7

City scoring leader J.E. Guider scored three times as did Bobby Jumper (runner-up in the scoring race) as the Lions (8-3) claimed the Tenn. Valley Conference title and finished ninth in the state poll.

Jumper and Guider had played their last game for Red Bank as the would soon enter the armed services.

Oct. 9, 1964 at Soddy Daisy

Red Bank 22, Soddy Daisy 0

Tom McCullough kicked the first field goal in school history and had an 11 yard TD run to pace the Lions.

 

Nov 1, 1974 at Soddy Daisy

Red Bank 39, Soddy Daisy 6

The Lions defeated the Trojans to win the Hamilton County Interscholastic League (HIL) title.

Sept. 20, 1985

Soddy Daisy 7, Red Bank 6

The Trojans posted their first win in the rivalry since 1966 … The Lions’ Dickie Chumbler scored  late touchdown, but the two point conversion failed and Soddy Daisy had the win. 

Aug. 29, 2013 at Soddy Daisy

Soddy Daisy 21, Red Bank 7

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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