PRE-GAME NOTES: Catholic vs. Baylor

BAYLOR Red Raiders (1-0) at CATHOLIC Irish (0-1) August 24, 2018 Blaine Stadium/Hollin Field 7:30 p.m. SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic continues its homestand… Irish play their first four games at home in 2018… Catholic leads the series with Baylor, 3-0… Catholic won last year’s game, 56-24, in Chattanooga…Catholic is Read more…

Pre-Game Notes: Catholic vs Maryville

MARYVILLE Rebels (0-0) at CATHOLIC Irish (0-0) August 17, 2018 Blaine Stadium/Hollin Field 7:30 p.m. SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic opens its regular season…both Catholic (5A) and Maryville (6A) are defending state champions…Irish compete in Class 5A, Region 4…Irish play their first four games at home in 2018…Maryville leads the Read more…

Pre-Game Notes: Catholic vs. Beech

CATHOLIC Irish (11-3) vs. BEECH Buccaneers (14-0) November 30, 2017 8 p.m. (Eastern) Tennessee Tech University Tucker Stadium/Overall Field TSSAA Class 5A Playoffs – Championship   SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic makes its 25th appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs…this is Catholic’s fourth state championship game appearance…Catholic won the 2015 Class Read more…

Pre-Game Notes: Catholic vs. Central High

CATHOLIC Irish (10-3) at CENTRAL Bobcats (8-5) November 24, 2017 7 p.m. Dan Y. Boring Stadium/Joel Helton Field TSSAA Class 5A Playoffs – Semifinal Round   SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic makes its 25th appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs… Irish won Region 4-5A this season…Central was fourth in Region 2-5A… Read more…

Pre-Game Notes: Catholic vs. Oak Ridge

CATHOLIC Irish (9-3) at OAK RIDGE Wildcats (10-2) November 17, 2017 7 p.m. Blankenship Field TSSAA Class 5A Playoffs – Quarterfinal Round   SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic makes its 25th appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs… these teams have never met… Irish won Region 4-5A this season…Oak Ridge won Region Read more…

Pre-Game Notes: Catholic vs. Fulton

Game Notes by “The General” Jeff Patton  FULTON Falcons (9-2) at CATHOLIC Irish (8-3) November 10, 2017 7 p.m. Blaine Stadium/Hollin Field TSSAA Class 5A Playoffs – Second Round   SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic makes its 25th appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs… the series between Catholic and Fulton is Read more…

Pre-Game Notes: Catholic vs Campbell Co. (Playoffs Round 1)

Written by “The General” Jeff Patton CAMPBELL COUNTY Cougars (7-3) at CATHOLIC Irish (7-3) November 3, 2017 7 p.m. Blaine Stadium/Hollin Field TSSAA Class 5A Playoffs – First Round   SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic makes its 25th appearance in the TSSAA Playoffs… Irish won Region 4-5A this season…Campbell County Read more…

Pre- Game Notes: Catholic vs. Lenoir City

LENOIR CITY Panthers (5-4/2-1) at CATHOLIC Irish (6-3/3-0) October 27, 2017 7:30 p.m. Blaine Stadium/Hollin Field   SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic concludes its regular-season with this Region 4-5A matchup…the series is tied, 2-2…Catholic is ranked fourth in this week’s Associated Press Class 5A poll… Catholic’s three losses have come Read more…

Pre-Game Notes: Catholic vs. Walker Valley

Written by “The General” Jeff Patton CATHOLIC Irish (5-3/2-0) at WALKER VALLEY Mustangs (1-6/0-2) October 13, 2017 7:30 p.m.   SETTING THE SCENE – Catholic returns to Region 4-5A action…Irish play their final road game of the regular season…these teams have never met…Catholic is ranked sixth in this week’s Associated Read more…