Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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October 1, 2013

OH GOOD GRIEF: Making things right

CROSSVILLE — There have been remarks I made in my personal column during the 34 years as sports editor/writer that I have regretted writing.

This is especially true pertaining to my most recent column on the CCHS game held at Rhea County.

I want to clear the air and make things right with everyone, especially the Pemberton family.

Mark Pemberton's dad, the late C.W. Pemberton, was outstanding assistant coach for many years. My apologies to Mark, Debbie and the rest of the Pemberton family, if my statements about C.W. were interpreted the wrong way.

Walking the sidelines trying to jot down my notes and take photos or even in the pressbox, you can miss seeing things that happen — good or bad blocks, missed tackles and etc.

During the first half, one of the Jet players alledgedly threw a punch and was ejected for the remainder of the game. According to TSSAA rules, the player would have to sit out the next game, which was last Friday's 33-14 loss at York institute; however, that player was dismissed from the team. The reasons for the punch were not revealed or why the player was dismissed. Meetings between players, coaches and the school administration are private.

Any other on or off field incidents are handled privately under the school's code of contact, which is read and signed by both the student/athlete and his/her parent or guardian.

I want to correct something about the Rhea County starters. Both the offensive and defensive starters played one series in the third quarter and then came out. Not having the list of the offensive and defensive starters handy, I blew that one.

I also wish to offer my apology to Mark Pemberton and his entire coaching staff. I should have had all the facts before I attempted to write my last column with unfavorable comments about the substitutions of his players on the field.

We wish nothing but the best for Coach Pemberton, Rhea County High School and the entire football team for the rest of the season.

(Ed Greif is the Chronicle sports editor and his column appears regularly.)

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