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We have loaded up our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Beech-High-School-Athletics-269814253043003/ up with games from the 80’s and 90’s so far – we have articles from each game – leave your thoughts as we will anounce the top 5 from each decade at a football game this fall. Beech Patrol – we will be announcing all decade teams as well so plan an 80’s night for the game we introduce the All Decade Team from the 80’s and so forth -
With the delay we are not sure what games will be picked yet – stay tuned for the 40 year celebration of all sports!!
This year we will celebrate 40 years of excellence in the classroom and on athletic fields/courts of competition. We will introduce and have All-Decade Teams for football as well as have a “Top 5 games of the Decade” list for each of our decades. 1981-1990/1991-2000/2001-2010/2011-2020. Normally, would be 0-9 but we opened 80-81 which shorted us a year… 2020-2021 begins our 41st full year as a school – so we are celebrating 40 years!! Hope that makes sense on how we put this together.
This week we will start off with a list of games from the 80’s of top games. Requirement 1 is we must have won the game, otherwise it isn’t a good game! Requirement 2 is it must be big because it was a last second type win or it was a big win for the football program (think first win over …., or first playoff win)
1980 21-20 win over White House
This game featured a Beech team which had the entire starting offensive line from the previous year’s White House team and a 3 year WH starting QB, Mark Ralph, starting at Beech. was 1-7. With less than 2 minutes to play the Bucs scored an elected to go for two points. Ralph ran an option around right side for the score and a 21-20 win.
1981 15-8 win over Goodlettsville
With under two minutes remaining, QB Greg Herron hit Greg Poole on an 11 yard TD pass to take a 13-8 lead. The Bucs went for two as holder Brent Neal hit Randy Cook with a pass from 3 yards out for a 15-8 win.
1981 23-22 win over Greenbrier
The Bucs fell behind on the road 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. A 55 yard interception return by Steve Moon just berfore the half brought Beech back to a 14-13 score at the half. The Bobcats scored on their opening drive of the 3rd quarter to go up 22-13. Guy Neal’s TD catch with 7 minutes left made it 22-20 as the two point try failed. The Bucs won the game on a Hoy Grimm 43 yard field goal with 1:15 remaining in the game .
1981 21-14 win over Livingston Academy (first playoff win)
The Bucs were tied at 14 until Billy Paul Carver ran 7 yards into the endzone with 4:52 left in the game. The Bucs went 67 yards on 7 plays with the big play being a 30 yard pass from Greg Herron to Guy Neal. Neal had intercepted a pass in the endzone in the second quarter and ran 103 yards for a touchdown to give the Bucs a 14-0 lead at the half of Beech’s first playoff game and it was also at Livingston, TN.
1985 17-14 win over Springfield
Eddie Messer’s 4th quarter TD catch from Duke Porter tied the game at 14 and Mark Whited hit a 27 yard field goal in OT to put the Bucs up and Stacey Swaby intercepted a third down pass to seal the victory.
1986 7-6 win over Hendersonville
Chris Gilley’s 2nd quarter 41 yard TD catch from Duke Porter and Mark Whited’s PAT put the Bucs up 7-0 at the half. HHS scored in 3rd quarter but missed their kick. J.C. Brinkley blocked a HHS 43 yard field goal attempt in the final second of the game to preserve the win and put the Bucs in first place of 9AAA at 6-2/4-1.
1987 14-10 win over MBA
The MBA game was a nailbiter. Down 10-7 with under 4 minutes remaining, Billy Gibreath recovered a fumble at the 50 yard line. The Bucs went 6 playd down to the 1 yard line where Bubba Pedigo plowed over for a TD with 1:22 left in the game. Todd Robinsion’s PAT made it 14-10.
1989 28-22 win over Smyrna in 2OT
No story was available on The Tennessean for either of these games – when I can get in the archives at Sumner Co. courthouse I will recap the story.
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10th-12 grade from 1:00-2:00
9th grade from 1:00-2:30
Tryouts have been set for Monday, June 1st at 3:30pm. This will be an all middle school tryout in order to keep lower numbers to be compliant by the orders set from the county. We want to keep your kids safe.
If you attended Knox Doss- please arrive between 3:10-3:20 and enter through the glass doors of the gym.
If you attended TW Hunter – please arrive by cafeteria entrance between 3:20-3:30.
A coach or an administrative person will escort you into the gym. Tryouts will be non-contact. Players will be doing a series of drills/skill work in small groups of 10 or less. We will determine these groups once have everyone arrive.
If your child has a fever, shows signs of being sick, or has recently been around someone who has been diagnosed with COVID 19 please do not send them. We will be able to coordinate another tryout date.
VolleyballTryouts on Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th from 9am-12pm both days. I’ll probably schedule the Zoom meeting for those who have made the team sometime on Saturday.
June 8, 9 5pm – 8pm
Monday June 8 – tryouts are for all returning players ONLY.
Tuesday June 9 – tryouts are for upcoming freshman and any other student who was not on the team last season.
Bring everything needed to play baseball – cleats, glove, wear baseball pants and bat. We will provide helmets. If you are concerned you may bring your own helmet.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any more information
We will add soccer info when we get it.
Both teams made the Region 5AAA round this year!!
Girls play Henry County tonight at 7pm
This is single elimination – lose and you are out for the first two rounds of region play.
Semifinal game is March 2 at Springfield HS at 7:30pm
FInals – March 4 at 7pm
Boys play at Clarksville HS tomorrow (Sat 2/29) at 7pm
Single elimination – first two rounds of region
Semfinal game is March 3 at 6pm
Finals – March 5 at 7pm
FRANKLIN – Juniors Trey Bates and Mason Smith of Beech High School are wearing new hardware after finishing first at the TSSAA individual state wrestling championships last weekend.
Bates defeated Jackson Bradford of Cleveland, 6-1 in the 120-pound finals to win his second state championship in three years.
“After I beat (Luke) Belcher on day two, I knew it was my tournament,” Bates said. “In my mind, it was in the bag because the guy I was wrestling in the finals lost to Belcher.”
Bates opened the tournament on Thursday with wins over Parker Sams and Tyler South by a combined score of 35-6.
It was safe to say the already state champion was there to leave his mark.
“I was trying to get prepared for my first match because I knew it was going to be tough,” Bates said of his match with Luke Belcher.
Bates then beat Jackson Bradford of Cleveland 6-1 in the 120-pound finals to win the state championship.
“It felt good to be back on top because I didn’t get to wrestle last year,” Bates said. “I’m very thankful.”
Bates ends his season at 44-2.
After not placing as a sophomore, Mason Smith won both matches on day one and two before winning his final match on Saturday.
Smith ends his season at 31-1 overall with wins over Ethan McWilliams, Anthony Lynn, Joseph Frye, and Amange Abdurrahman, and Levi Stone at the state tournament.
“It all comes back to your training and the hard work you put in,” Smith said. “After my second match on Friday (Anthony Lynn), when I pinned him in under one minute, I was feeling good and could start to see the end of the road.”
Wrestling Wilson Central’s Levi Stone for a third time this season, Smith took down his fellow Region 6 foe in overtime for the 5-3 victory.
Going into the third period losing 3-0, Smith took down Stone to tie the match with 30 seconds remaining.
“Once we got to overtime, I saw that he was tired, so I just wanted to dig deep and go get him,” Smith added.
Smith won the match just four seconds into the extra period for his first state title.
“I look up and see coach (Jeff) Roberts and Coach (Quantres) Bates and I say ’I’m a state champ!’,” Smith added. “I’m thinking about my family and how good it feels. I’m thinking about God and Jesus blessing me. It’s a great feeling, and I’m very thankful.”
The two state championships brought home by the Bucs are the program’s ninth in the last five years.
“That is because the kids buy into the program we put in place for them,” Beech head coach Jeff Roberts said. “Each one of those state champions put in a tremendous amount of work in both the offseason and during the season. Whether it was lifting in the summer, camps, techniques conditioning they did what it took to get the job done. Having a youth program helps greatly.”
Other Beech wrestlers Blake Palmer (106), Coen Myers (113), and Ben Scalera (195) won one match at state.
Palmer defeated Isaac Carpenter, 4-2, in round one before losing his next two matches.
Myers downed Anthony Berg of Clinton, 2-0 in round one before falling in his next two bouts.
Scalera lost his opening round match to Connor Milhorn of Siegel, 10-3, but bounced back to take down Jadin Weatherspoon, 7-0 in the consolation round. Doug Howe of Stone Memorial ended Scalera’s season 2-1 in the consolation bracket.
Donavon Rich (170) lost his first bout, 13-10, but rebounded to beat Jacob Knight and James Robinson in the consolation bracket before falling to Zach Brezna of Cleveland.