This week in high school football the Lipscomb Academy Mustangs took on the Christ Presbyterian Academy Lions in the BlueCross Bowl for the state of Tennessee’s Division II-AA championship.
Why should anyone outside of the state of Tennessee care about that? They shouldn’t. And yet here we are thanks to Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.
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What does Tom Brady have to do with a random high school football game in 2020? Well, before the game he narrated a hype video for them.
Wait? Does Tom Brady have ties to Tennessee? Let’s see… grew up in California… Went to the University of Michigan… Played for the New England Patriots… nope, no ties to Tennessee?
Ah, here we go.
The Lipscomb Academy Mustangs are coached by one-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Trent Dilfer. So THAT’S what Dilfer has been doing since he got fired from ESPN after demanding they provide him with a private plane.
Who knew Dilfer was tight enough or had enough pull with TB12 to get him to do something like this?
“Both of us are not done writing our own story”
The Mustangs have arrived in Cookeville.
Narrated this week by 6x Super Bowl Champion. 4x Super Bowl MVP, 3x NFL MVP, 14x Pro Bowl & NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time team selection, Tom Brady (@TomBrady) #BeSetApart pic.twitter.com/CUJiJFGWXz
— Lipscomb Academy Football (@LAmustangFB) December 3, 2020
Sadly, for the Mustangs, Brady’s motiviational speech didn’t do the trick.
The Christ Presbyterian Academy Lions ended up rushing for 424 yards on 72 carries and beat the Mustangs 25 to 28 to take home the state title for the second time in three years.
“Here is the thing, you have to earn championships. And they earned this championship,” coach Dilfer said after the loss. “We made them fight for it.
Dilfer also added that in scoring the winning touchdown, Christ Presbyterian Academy executed “one of the great championship drives of all time.”
Christ Presbyterian Academy congrats on your win, not so much on the celebration – barely a correctly worn mask or not at all…thx for pandemic concern in our state 😔 pic.twitter.com/1qq61Y6Qd5
— Mal (@Malcah1717) December 4, 2020