2021 SCIAA MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL INFORMATION

All scheduling questions and changes should be sent to:

 

Office: 

Cell:  

Email:  

All official questions:  

Don Williams, Officials Assigning Agent       

901.485.1350

Important Dates

DATES

DESCRIPTION

TIME

LOCATION

July 22

SCIAA Football Coaches’ Meeting

10:00am

SCIAA Office

July 26

TSSAA First Football Practice

 

 

July 26-Aug. 16

TSSAA: TSSAA Football Meeting

6:00 pm

Online

August 2

Non-League Schedules due

noon

 

August 9

SCS First Day of School

 

 

August 12

Jamboree Rosters Due

noon

SCIAA Office

August 14

SCIAA Football Jamboree

 

Whitehaven Stadium

August 17

First Contest Date

 

 

October 11-15

SCS Fall Break

 

 

*September 30

SCIAA Championship Meeting

 

SCIAA Office

*October 2

SCIAA Championship First Round

 

Kirby & Crump

*October 6

SCIAA Championship Semi-Finals

 

Kirby & Crump

*October 19

SCIAA Championship

 

Crump Stadium

*October 23

TMSAA Sectional Championship-Small

TMSAA Sectional Championship-Large

2:00 pm

WTAC

Memphis

*October 27

SCIAA All-Star Game

2:00 pm

 

THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE

Each student-athlete must have a completed before tryouts, practice, jamboree, or game: 

  • Athlete’s Health Record
  • Tennessee State Concussion Law “Information & Signature Form”
  • TN State Sudden Cardiac Law “Information & Signature Form”

Coaches must complete on file:

  • Current CPR Certification
  • Tennessee State Concussion Law “Information & Signature Form” and course certificate
  • TN State Sudden Cardiac Law “Information & Signature Form” and course certificate

Coaches also must review and be familiar with TSSAA Football practice regulations, TSSAA Football Acclimatization Forms, and all TSSAA Health & Safety Policies. 

TSSAA FOOTBALL PRACTICE REGULATIONS

http://tssaa.org/wp-content/uploads/Football/FBPracticeRegulations.pdf

TSSAA Football Acclimatization Forms

http://tssaa.org/football-forms/

TSSAA Health & Safety Policies

http://tssaa.org/compliance-publications/health-safety-policies/

Emergency Preparedness, Heat Illness Prevention, Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Lightning Guidelines

TSSAA COVID-19 Protocols

https://tssaa.org/returntoplay

PRACTICING ON DISTRICT FIELDS

Games on district fields at district owned stadiums take precedence over practices. Please clear the stadium 1 hour prior to game time. Clearing the stadium includes all student-athletes, coaches, team followers etc. must be out of the stadium.  It does not mean you break down practice 1 hour prior to game time. Please review the SCIAA website for game times and locations at district stadiums.

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

TMSAA 8 football games max.  All games must be turned in to the SCIAA and reflected on the SCIAA master schedule available at www.sciaa.org

JAMBOREE

Schools are only allowed to participate in one Jamboree. The SCIAA jamboree is the official jamboree for all SCS schools. Jamboree will consist of 14 min running clock. Teams should warm up in the end zone 5 minutes prior to the end of the previous contest. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to play.  Estimated start times are listed on the schedule.

TICKET PRICE

$5.00 max. (tickets may be pre-sold at a lesser price at the discretion of the host principal) There will be no sharing of the gate.  The visiting team may pre-sell tickets to away games.  The home team is responsible for paying the officials and EMT. 

DATE & TIME OF GAMES

Middle School Football games are traditionally held on Wednesdays. Games begin at 5:30pm. 

All games will start at the designated time unless otherwise indicated in writing through the SCIAA. To make a game change (dates and/or start times) contact the SCIAA office at minimum 3 days prior to the scheduled event. 

INCLEMENT WEATHER

If a scheduled game is cancelled due to schools closing, please await information from the SCIAA office. 

SECURITY PERSONNEL

Security personnel will be assigned to middle school games by SCS security (416-5773).  All Charter schools must secure their own security by SCS Security Standards. 

SCORING AND TIMING

Home teams are responsible for providing SCIAA final scores after each game.

OFFICIALS FEES

The officials should call the home school’s financial secretary by 10:00am on the day of the game. If they fail to do so, please call the assigning agent immediately!

PLEASE NOTE: Mid-South Football Officials Association officials must be used for all middle school games.

The official’s assigning agent is Don Williams (901)485-1350

Middle School officials are paid $80.00 each.

Emergency Medical Technician

EMT’s are Mandatory for all contests.  The home team is responsible for paying the EMT.  Lou Stackley is the EMT Coordinator.  He will call your school by noon on game day to provide your EMT’s name and contact information. 

EMT fees are $65.00 per game.

SCIAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Championship meeting will be October 1st, 2020 at the SCIAA office. If the head coach cannot be in attendance, a school representative must be present to be in order for that school to participate in the FB Championships. The schools with the best overall record will be awarded “home-team” distinction.

SCIAA CHAMPIONSHIP

For the SCIAA Championship, the tiebreaker will follow SCIAA Constitutional Bylaws; Page 11/67 SCIAA Constitution and Bylaws-103.2(SCIAA website)

103.2 Tie Breaking Procedure

a. Head-to-Head competition in league play. If teams have played each other during the season, the

outcome of these games will resolve the tie.

b. If a tie remains after (a), the tiebreaker will be determined by how teams have done against the next highest seeded teams in their respective league: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.

c. If the tie remains after (a) and (b), the overall win-loss record against teams within that classification will be used to break the tie. This only includes games played in your classification with member teams of TSSAA.

d. If the tie remains after (a), (b), and (c), the best overall record will be used to break the tie. The best overall record includes games and tournaments with all teams associated with the National

Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Scheduled games must be on an Official SCIAA

Schedule to count for championship purposes.

e. If a tie remains, a coin will be tossed. A draw will be used to determine who will call the coin toss

2021 Middle School Football Leagues

Small Area 1A

Small Area 1B

Small Area 2A

Small Area 2B

Large Area 1

Large Area 2

Barrett’s Chapel

Bellevue

Chickasaw

Hamilton

Cordova

American Way

Georgian Hills

B.T.W.

Geeter

KIPP Collegiate

Kingsbury

Colonial

Craigmont

Humes

J.P. Freeman

Lester

Germantown

Havenview

Raleigh Egypt

Westside

Kirby

MAHS

Kate Bond

Hickory Ridge

Woodstock

KIPP Acad.

Oakhaven

MBA

Highland Oaks

Ridgeway

Mt. Pisgah

Ida B. Wells

Riverview

Wooddale

Snowden

Sherwood

Douglass

 

Freedom Prep

MASE

White Station

A. Maceo Walker

 

 

 

 

Treadwell

 

 

TMSAA FOOTBALL REGULATIONS

  • Pre-Season Practice Rule does not apply.
  • Pre-Season Acclimatization: Helmets and shoulder pads may be worn the Monday of NFHS Week 3.  Each individual athlete must practice in helmets and shoulder pads for three days prior to practicing in full pads, regardless of when they start practicing.
  • First Practice Date in pads is the Monday of NFHS Week 4.
  • Practice Regulations: 1. Practice time in pads may not exceed 3 hours in a single practice. 2. If there are multiple practices in pads on a single day, only one session per day should include full contact. The total practice time in pads may not exceed 5 hours, with practices separated by at least three hours of rest in a cool environment. 3. No student shall participate in multiple practices in pads on consecutive days. Helmets may be worn at any time. A practice would be considered a practice in pads if shoulder pads and/or football pants with or without pads are worn. If weather postpones a practice in pads, the practice may resume after conditions are deemed safe and the remainder of the allotted practice time may be completed. In addition, all TSSAA Football Practice Regulations must be followed.
  • Preseason Scrimmage Rule does apply.
  • Maximum number of regular season contests is 8 games.
  • Maximum of 12 days of Off-Season practice within a 15 consecutive school day period and two interschool scrimmages are permitted. The first two days of practice must be in helmets only.
  • In the Summer there are no restrictions in regard to practice. No pads are permitted. Helmets may be worn.
  • Dead Period Rule does apply.

Coaches and employees of a school are subject to the guidelines of the TSSAA Sports Calendar when working with students from his/her school.


Contact: Lecia Schluterman