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Shoreham 2014 Russell WinnerThe Long Island, N.Y.-based high school is the recipient of the fourth annual “Fight Like Dylan Award,” which honors the courageous life of Dylan Rebeor, a high school football player who lost his battle to cancer and whose last wish was for new uniforms for his teammates. In honor of Dylan’s character, courage and consideration of others, Russell is awarding a $50,000 team uniform and equipment grant to Shoreham-Wading River High School for demonstrating determination through adversity.

To be eligible for the “Fight Like Dylan Award,” schools across the country submitted stories showing how their team overcame a challenge or triumphed in the face of adversity while embodying Dylan’s spirit and courage. Former pro football head coach and current NBC Sports Football analyst Tony Dungy and pro football players Mark Ingram, Pierre Garcon and Colt McCoy served on the “Fight Like Dylan Award” selection committee, along with Dylan’s mother, Heather Rebeor, and former Columbia Central High School head coach, Vance Belew.Russell 2014

The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats suffered a tragic loss on October 2, 2014, when junior linebacker/offensive tackle Tom Cutinella passed away after colliding with an opponent during a regular season game. Cutinella was an outspoken leader on a Shoreham-Wading River team that was in the hunt for its first-ever Long Island (N.Y.) Class IV Football Championship, and whom just days before had pulled his team together to rally their spirits around the thought of being Long Island Champions.

Following the tragic incident, Tom’s family, friends, teammates and coaches decided that the best way to honor his memory was to play the rest of the season for their beloved teammate, and that is just what they did. Behind the motto of “Tommy Tough,” the Wildcats went on to finish the season with a 10-0 record and their first-ever championship.

To celebrate the award, select members of the Shoreham-Wading River High School community traveled to Orlando to be recognized and will receive the award during the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29, 2014.

BCBowlThe Marshall County Tigers (8-2) will be at home to open the post season. They finished the regular season Friday with a 34-17 over the Giles County Bobcats (4-6). And guess who the Tigers are paired against on Friday Nov. 7th, it’s Giles County. What were they thinking? Well, anyways, the winner plays winner of White House/Creekwood.

The Forrest Rockets (7-3) earned a first round home game.  FHS plays host to Decatur County-Riverside. Their winner takes on (9-1) Adamsville, who received a bye.





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Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night in a single vehicle accident on Battery Lane in south Nashville.

According to police reports Bironas was about a mile from his home when he apparently lost control of his SUV, left the roadway striking several trees and overturning. He was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he was pronounced died.

The Titans released a statement that said, “We are deeply saddened to hear the tragic news from last night about Rob Bironas.”

“Rob made a significant impact as a player in his nine years with the team and more importantly touched many lives in the Nashville community off the field. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Rachel, and his family during this very difficult time,” it continued.

Bironas married his wife, Rachel Bradshaw, in Nashville on June 28, 2014.

Bradshaw is the daughter of NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

The family posted the tragic news on the official Rob Bironas website:


The TSSAA Board of Control conducted their meeting August 11th and during the meeting they once again voted to change the state’s football classifications.

The current format was established in 2009 and has been under fire since it’s inception. This new idea was what coaches across the state were calling for.

The board voted to use the alternate 6-class plan for football classification for the remainder of the current classification period for schools in Division I (2015-16 and 2016-17 school years).

Once enrollment figures for the current school year are confirmed, the TSSAA will put the schools in the proposed classes. Schools then will have an opportunity to move up if they want. After that all schools would be placed in regions, with those configurations to be voted on or tweaked as necessary at the November Board of Control meeting.

The 32 largest schools based on enrollment will be placed in Class 6A and all 32 will automatically qualify for the playoffs. The remaining schools will be put in five classes, divided evenly based on their enrollment figures, and qualify for the playoffs as they did in the old 5-class system. The top 4 teams in each region (8 regions per class) will qualify for the playoffs.

Head Coach Mike CornThe American Baseball Coaches Association named Mike Corn the NJCAA Division I Diamond Regional Coach of the Year for the East Central District. The Columbia State Community College head baseball coach recently led the Chargers baseball team to the 2014 Junior College World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.

In addition to leading his team to winning the NJCAA Region 7 and East Central District championships, Corn also led the Chargers to an overall sixth place national ranking in the NJCAA this year. This year’s team had record-breaking wins for the college, ending the season 46-13.

“Mike has done an excellent job with his players on and off the field this year, as he does every year,” said Louis Conner, Columbia State athletic director. “He leads their involvement in community service, campus events and academic coaching. He sets a great example and shows his team that being a part of Columbia State is more than just baseball.”

Humbled by his success, Corn credits his team as well as the college and community, commenting that the national recognition adds momentum to the college’s institutional goals by enhancing the lives of its students.

“Athletic success can be a wonderful way to jumpstart interest in other college programs,” Corn said. “The way our young men represent this community on and off the field is dynamic reflection of the quality education they are receiving. Columbia State is putting out a great product.”

Corn also noted that his players are excelling in the classroom. He pointed out that all nine of his sophomore players this past spring were recruited to play at the four-year level with eight of them transferring to Division I universities.

“This year alone we had three of our nine graduates do so with honor,” Corn said. “These young men are committed to something greater than them and will have a much stronger feeling of connection to the college.

This award marks the first ABCA award for the college since the mid-90s. Corn was also named the 2013 Junior College Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association, earning the title for the third consecutive year.

Corn began coaching at Columbia State in 2009. The Erwin, Tenn. native played baseball for Columbia State before transferring to Coker College in Hartsville, S.C., where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education.

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