In the immortal words of long-time Tennessee Vols’ announcer John Ward, “It’s football time in Tennessee!” And with that comes this season’s version of The Chattanoogan.com weekly “Pick ‘Em Poll.” Look for the initial week's poll to be posted Sunday evening.
Each week you, the readers, will go head-to-head with our panel of pickers in choosing the winners of that week’s selected high school football games. Most week’s we’ll turn off the picks on Thursday at noon, however, if there is a Thursday night game among that week’s selected contests, as is this week's case, the poll will end at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Be sure to submit your picks via the posted form before that week's deadline.
This year there are two new faces on the panel with Local News 3’s Mary Frances Hoots and WDEF’s Dave Staley joining Cowboy Joe Varner of WGOW’s Sports Talk, The Red Zone’s Pat Benson and Jeff Cate and The Chattanoogan.com’s James Beach and John Hunt in the quest for bragging rights.
I know last year’s champs Varner and Beach are set to defend their title, so get ready, get set and go to join in the fray.
(Contact Prep Sports Editor Dennis Norwood at firstname.lastname@example.org)