Tim McClendon is swarmed by his teammates during Senior Night festivities at Signal Mountain on Thursday night (Photo Courtesy: Times Free Press/Angela Lewis)
Ward Gossett TFP Assistant Sports Editor
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, Tenn. (Times Free Press) -- Is the sky still the limit for Tim McClendon, the bruising high school football player who scored 15 touchdowns on 51 carries in just seven games?
The Signal Mountain High School senior hopes so, but after being ruled ineligible Oct. 7 by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association — a decision that cost the school six wins — it's impossible to know.
What is certain, though, is McClendon's view of transferring to Signal.
"Signal Mountain [High School] is one of the best things that ever happened to me," he said Thursday afternoon, just hours before he was introduced with the rest of his classmates on senior night before the final regular-season home football game. "For the first time, I look forward to getting ready and going to school and seeing what my family at school is doing."