The Glencliff football program has fallen on very hard times. A state runner-up in 1999, the Colts had some good years in the late 90s and early 2000s, but this decade has been forgettable in nearly every way possible.
Without a playoff appearance since 2011, the Colts have seen their participation dwindle to the point where they’re on the brink of shutting the program down. And for a few hours Tuesday, that was the case.
Though there are enough players to play this week against Hillwood, there are still many questions as to if they’ll be able to finish the season.
With potential ramifications to their basketball program should the football team fail to finish the season, the Colts are going to do what they can to play the final four games, whether it’s with shortened quarters, a running clock or something else.
We’ll continue to monitor the situation.
Catch up on news from around the area:
615Preps Podcast Episode 10: Trousdale/Macon recap, Hillsboro/Pearl-Cohn thoughts, midseason checkups | Midstate Preps Plus
This week’s podcast highlights several first-place showdowns coming up on Friday.
Player of the Week – Week 6 | Midstate Preps Plus
Glencliff football to shut down remainder of season, forfeiting final four games | Tennessean
We thought that the Colts would indeed drop out of the remainder of their schedule, but…
Glencliff football program back, but roster size will be monitored week-to-week, principal says | Tennessean
…after word got out of their season’s demise, it was revived. For now.
Metro Nashville schools PIO changes course after saying athletic practices closed to media | Tennessean
Metro’s public information officer painted herself into a corner on Wednesday, having to eventually back down her statement when she learned her policy isn’t the final word.
Top 10 Nashville area high school football games for Week 7 | Tennessean
Pearl-Cohn football hosts East Nashville in Firebirds’ latest Metro challenge | Tennessean
Blackman vs. Oakland football: A breakdown of Friday’s Region 3-6A showdown | Daily News Journal
Murfreesboro area high school football Week 7 preview | Daily News Journal
Clarksville area’s top high school football games for Week 7 | The Leaf Chronicle
Region clashes provide test for Mostradamus | Columbia Daily Herald
MAURY COUNTY OFFENSIVE LEADERS | Columbia Daily Herald
Eagles crack Class 6A Top 10 | Columbia Daily Herald
Football: Indy joins Brentwood, Ravenwood in 6A poll; Summit, Nolensville stay steady | Williamson Herald
FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Brentwood/Indy, Franklin/Centennial, CPA/Lipscomb on horizon | Franklin Home Page
CITY CAFE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Brentwood Academy RB Jordan James | Franklin Home Page
Bulldogs can’t capitalize on opportunities | Macon County Times
Tigers fall to Trousdale County, 28-0 | Macon County Times
Purple Tigers ride fast start, trounce White House, 28-8 | Lebanon Democrat
Commanders claim sole possession of East lead | Lebanon Democrat
Mt. Juliet shuts out Maplewood, 35-0 | Lebanon Democrat
Green Wave drowns out Wildcats, 16-0 | Lebanon Democrat
PICK ‘EM: Russell’s Week 7 Robertson predictions | Robertson County Connection
After life-threatening injury, Greenbrier’s Gavin Ledbetter counts his blessings | Robertson County Connection
PICK ‘EM: Brady’s Week 7 Montgomery County picks | Robertson County Connection
Week 7 Sumner County Picks and Previews | Gallatin News