Brentwood claims third Bridges Sportsmanship Award
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
For the third time, Brentwood High School has been honored with the A.F. Bridges Sportsmanship Award for Class AAA in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s Middle Tennessee District.
The A.F. Bridges Divisional Awards are given to schools that have had no reported unsportsmanlike conduct incidents during the previous school year and have displayed an overall positive effort to teach, expect, and demand a positive atmosphere of sportsmanship at their particular contests.
“Being recognized for one of these awards as a school or individual should be seen as one of the highest honors in high school athletics in our state,” said Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA. “Those who receive the awards truly reflect what high school athletics should be about, and that’s good sportsmanship and good citizenship.”
The Bruins were nominated by local officials associations, other member schools, and the Tennessee Observers Program for Sports (TOPS).
The A.F. Bridges Award is given in honor of the TSSAA’s first executive secretary. He served as executive secretary from 1946 until his retirement in 1972.
Posted on: 11/8/2013