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Off the Field

It’s official, high school athletes can get back to work.
The TSSAA dead period ended on Monday, July 7, and the Unicoi County High School Blue Devil football team will take full advantage of the opportunity this week.
Head coach Bob McElwee and the coaching staff for the Blue Devils will approach their first task leading into the regular season with a 7-on-7 football camp set for Friday, July 11, at Hampton High School. The camp will also carry over into Saturday.
Action begins in Carter County for UCHS on Friday at 5:30 p.m. against South Greene.
The event was previously scheduled for July 18-19
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USA! USA! USA!
Cheers of “I believe that we can win” and social media nearly breaking down saw the inner-soccer fan that lays dormant in all of us come alive for team USA’s journey through the World Cup, which ended abruptly in the knockout round of 16 with a 2-1 loss to Belgium.
After each World Cup, the national talking heads go with the same discussion, over and over.
“When we soccer become a premier sport in the United States?”
We’re still a few years off.

For the remainder of this article, please see the July 9, 2014 issue of The Erwin Record.