Maryville College Football and the Fighting Scots Gridiron Club will be hosting the 2017 East Tennessee 7 on 7 Perimeter Passing Day on Saturday, July 15th . The event will feature two sessions. The first session will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 1:00 pm. The second session will begin at 1:00 pm and conclude at 5:00 pm. The event has been organized in memory of Cody Bowers, a Maryville College football coach and alumnus who died tragically in the fall of 2007. Thirty-four schools have committed to the event, which matches teams up into pools and allows each to practice their passing game for the upcoming season.
Schools participating include:
First Session Alcoa,Bearden, Campbell County, Cookeville, Corbin (KY), East Hamilton, Farragut, Grainger, Greenback, Heritage, Karns, Kingston, Maryville, McMinn Central, Oak Ridge, Sequoyah, South-Doyle, Webb School.
Second Session Anderson County, Austin-East, Bearden, Concord Christian, Elizabethton, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Grundy County, Halls, Hardin Valley, Hixson, Knoxville Catholic, Lenoir City, Loudon, Ooltewah, Pigeon Forge, Seymour, Tellico Plains.
Admission for the event is $5.00, and concessions will be sold. Spectators should bring lawn chairs. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Maryville College football program.
The East Tennessee 7 on 7 Perimeter Passing Day began at Lenoir City High School in the summer of 2007. Organized by former Scots football players Nick White (1998) and Brian Gossett (2000), the event was moved to Maryville College in the summer of 2008 and dedicated to the memory of Cody Bowers. Current and former Maryville College football players and other MC alumni serve as volunteers for the event.
Several local businesses make donations to the event. Primary sponsors include Chick-Fil-A Alcoa, Chick-Fil-A Foothills Mall, and United Grocery Outlet (Alcoa).