Cougar Football and Lady Cougar Soccer get the green light from the governor

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitter NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – In  a press conference today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that he will soon sign Executive Order No. 55, which will include TSSAA member schools in an exception to contact sports restrictions. “We appreciate being able to work with Gov. Lee and his staff on this,” said Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA. “I am pleased that we were able to develop some very specific guidelines for every sport that will allow our kids to get out on their fields and fully participate in football and girls’ soccer this fall.”Campbell Cougar Football Coach Justin Price said, “The governors decision gives us the opportunity to start the season as scheduled. We will continue to follow the TSSAA regulations and the guidelines of our school system as we prepare for the 2020 season.”CCHS had a football player test positive for COVID-19 a couple of weeks ago.  As a result all football, basketball, and cheer-leading practices were suspended for the recommended five practices that encompass a 14-day period of time as a precaution.  That 14-day period is up on Thursday.  Coach Ryan Browning, the new Campbell High Director of Athletics, is expected to meet with coaches on Wednesday.Although contact practice is now permissible, the regulations and requirements for practice and competition adopted by the Board of Control at their July 22 meeting are still in place for all sports and must be followed. Visit the Tennessee Returns to Play page of TSSAA.org for complete details.2020 Campbell County High School FootballAugust 21                  Cocke County – AwayAugust 28                  Carter – HomeSeptember 4            Oak Ridge – AwaySeptember 11          Seymour – AwaySeptember 18          Gibbs – HomeSeptember 24          Karns – Home – Thursday at 7 pmOctober 2                   Powell – AwayOctober 9                   Bye WeekOctober 16                Fulton – AwayOctober 23                Clinton – HomeOctober 30                Knox West – HomeAll games are schedule for Fridays with a 7:30 pm kick-off except the Karns game.  The Karns game kicks off at 7 pm.“Children across the state are counting on us–school administrators and coaches–to proceed with practices and competitions safely while being very mindful of the requirements and modifications that we have put in place,” Childress added. “Our return to play is a partnership, and it’s important for everyone to do their part.”Once the order is signed, contact may take place in girls’ soccer practice. The Date of First Contest remains as originally scheduled, Aug. 17, with the state championships to be held Oct. 28-31 in Murfreesboro.Football teams were allowed to begin heat acclimatization on July 20th. Each athlete must complete heat acclimatization (2 days of helmets only, 3 days in helmets and shoulder pads) before practicing in full equipment, which is now permitted.No changes to the 2020 football schedule, regular season or otherwise, will be made. The contingency plan for football passed by the Board of Control last week stated that if contact practice could resume prior to Aug. 4, then no contests would be rescheduled. Therefore, the Date of First Contest for football remains as Aug. 21 with state championships Dec. 3-5 in Cookeville.“This is good news for many kids and their families,” Childress added, “but the reality is that the virus will continue to be with us and we have to be smart about taming the spread. Every adult and every participant in every sport must do their part and follow the guidelines set forth by TSSAA and the Governor’s office to help mitigate these risks.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/28/2020-7PM)last_img read more

Ghana vs. Sudan: Black Stars’ date with fate

first_imgGhana’s Black Stars clash with the Desert Hawks of Sudan Sunday afternoon in a ‘have your fate in your hands” encounter as a historic second appearance at the glamorous World Cup beckons.[Watch live updates here – photos & match report]The 2010 CAN/World Cup qualifiers encounter at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra [kick off 5pm] has been tagged a must win encounter for Ghana who, if successful, will be confirmed for South Africa 2010 should Benin and Mali play out a drawn game in Cotonou also on Sunday. [Kick off 4pm]The Desert Hawks are descending on Ghana with revenge on their minds after going down 2:0 to the Black Stars in June, and Ghana’s police have announced the closure of some busy roads leading to the venue to help crowd control in anticipation of massive crowds to back the Black Stars.With three games down and three more to lower the curtain on who gets to play at South Africa 2010, Ghana has 9 points from three games and 5 goals without conceding any, followed by Mali at 4 points and no goal after scoring 4 and conceding as many.last_img read more

Sin-bin could be introduced by Ifab

first_img0Shares0000Sin-bin plan to be looked at by football’s lawmaking body Ifab. PHOTO/BCC.LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Sin-bins for yellow-card offences in football could be given the go-ahead as early as next month.Football’s law-making body Ifab will look at the proposal at its annual meeting in London in March. The measure has been tested in Uefa development competitions and some amateur leagues in recent years.If approved, sin-bins will come in at youth and amateur levels and could be introduced to the professional game within two to three years.Other proposals to be discussed at the meeting include allowing national associations more freedom to decide on the number of substitutions in a game.The move is intended to help the development of the game at lower levels, “by promoting and encouraging more people to take part,” the International Football Association Board agenda reads.There is also a line in the release about “fairness” and that “particular focus will be given to the role of the captain and how her/his responsibilities could be enhanced as part of a move to improve on-field discipline and create better communication between players and match officials”.This is likely to refer to a suggestion by Marco van Basten, the chief technical officer of governing body Fifa, that only the captain should be able to speak to the referee.Ifab is made up of Fifa and the four British home associations – the FAs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – and is responsible for making the final decision on law changes.By BBC0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more