TSSAA’s playoff hard to take

By Ward Gossett of the Chattanooga Times Free Press

In its first football playoff game of the year, McMinn County High School took in more than $20,000. The Cherokees, however, kept less than $5,000. Bradley Central, the visiting team, will receive a check in the neighborhood of $5,100. McMinn, after paying for security last Friday, will get $4,600. “Thing about that is if we’re lucky enough to win on Friday [vs. Murfreesboro Riverdale], it might be enough to pay the bill for a trip to Middle Tennessee somewhere,” McMinn coach Bo Cagle said. The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association will receive a check in the amount of $10,500 and will get half the gate from every round-of-32 playoff game last week and subsequent games leading into the championship series Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at Tennessee Tech University. In return, the TSSAA provides trophies/plaques to the participants and pays the officials and their mileage and meals….READ MORE

One Comment on “TSSAA’s playoff hard to take

  1. I do not mind the extra $2 a week during play off’s but it would be good to see the TSSAA assist some of the lesser funded programs with ways to games. I did not realize the schools are not getting more benefit than this.

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