McCallie Fourth, Baylor Fifth In DII-AA Predictions

Friday, August 8, 2014 - by special report to

McCallie has been picked fourth and Baylor fifth in the Coaches' Predictions for Division II-AA in Murphy Fair's Tennessee High School Football magazine.

Ensworth was picked to finish first, ahead of Brentwood Academy and Montgomery Bell Academy.

McCallie coach Ralph Potter will return six starters on offense and seven on defense.

At Baylor, coach Phil Massey must replace four offensive lineman, but quarterback Nick Tiano, who threw for more than 1,200 yards last year, returns.

Fair's book can be purchased at the following Chattanooga locations:

Big Ridge Cleaners - 5936 Hixson Pike (Publix Shopping Center)

Mountain City Cleaners - 3554 Broad Street

Carriage Cleaners - 715 Signal Mountain Rd.

Carriage Cleaners - 3835 Dayton Blvd


1. Ensworth

2. Brentwood Academy

3. Montgomery Bell Academy

4. McCallie

5. Baylor

6. Father Ryan

7. Pope John Paul II


1. Ensworth 5-1, 11-1

2. MBA 5-1, 10-2

3. Brentwood Academy 4-2, 9-4

4. Baylor 3-3, 7-5

4. Father Ryan 3-3, 6-5

6. McCallie 1-5, 4-8

7. Pope John Paul II 0-6, 4-7

Father Killed By Train Just After Pushing Daugter To Safety In East Brainerd

A 31-year-old man was killed just after he pushed his 10-year-old daughter to safety in an encounter with a train on a trestle in East Brainerd on Thursday afternoon. Police said two pedestrians were walking on the train tracks on a trestle at Audubon Acres when a train came around a bend and struck one of them. Justin McCary was struck by the train as he pushed ... (click for more)

Debate Blocked On Bill That Includes Funding To Restart Work On Chickamauga Lock

A bill by Senator Lamar Alexander that includes funding to restart Chickamauga Lock was halted on Thursday. Setting what Senator Alexander called a "dangerous precedent" for the Senate, he said Senate Democrats blocked deba te on th e bipartisan Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill. Senator Alexander said on the floor, “You don't start the process at the ... (click for more)

Erlanger Settlement Understandable, But Disgusting

Re: Erlanger Reaches Settlement With Former CEO Understandable from a legal liability standpoint but disgusting non the less. Gus Bryan (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Unfortunate Sentence

There was a most unfortunate line in a recent email written to me and, in retrospect, I should not have included it in some examples of the huge response regarding the bicycle lanes now being installed on Broad Street. I’ll admit I misread the line because I feel certain I know what the writer was trying to convey. As a matter of fact, I received enough of an outcry I want to clarify ... (click for more)