Sometimes it just best to move on to a new venture.
For Bill Mynatt and the entire radio crew of WRJZ Joy 620 AM, 12 years of broadcasting Powell high school football games was enough.
Mynatt, the radio voice of Panther football the last 12 seasons and his crew of Kyle Blackburn (color), Chad Scarbro (sideline reporter) and stat guys Tom Young and Alex Foster will take their show and talents to South Doyle in 2014.
"I am pumped about the opportunity to work with Clark Duncan at South Doyle," Mynatt said. "Clark was the head football coach at Powell during my first year in radio there and he is the one who first gave me and WRJZ the opportunity to bring Powell football to the community every week."
Duncan feels the same about Mynatt and his crew.
"We are extremely excited about having Bill and Joy 620 being a part of our Cherokee family," Duncan said. "Bill has a great deal of experience and he will add to the excitement that surrounds our football program."
"I have listened to Bill and the radio program over the last 11 years either during our off week or post game shows as well as his Saturday morning sports program and I am aware of the excellent job that he does and his professionalism."
Although Mynatt knows the move is the right on, it doesn't mean it wasn't hard and very bittersweet.
Mynatt's two children Billy (2005) and Stephanie (2008) are both Powell graduates.
"My time at Powell was a blast. I got to cover some really good football teams, and had an opportunity to interact with some great men on the coaching staffs and in the Powell administration," Mynatt said.
"I hope the people in Powell don’t take my leaving as a slap in the face. It’s not. Powell is my home, we love the community, the school, and the football program. Sometimes it’s just best to move on and this is that time.
Mynatt will also continue his partnership with good friend Russell Mayes, the voice of Fulton as they will present their Saturday morning show called "The District" which is on at 10 AM (EST) on AM 760 WETR.
Maryville College to Host Passing 7 on 7
For the seventh straight year, Maryville College will host the East Tennessee 7 on 7 Perimeter Passing Day on Saturday, July 12.
39 Schools from across the state will descend on Maryville College to work on their passing games.
Admission will be $5.00 and the proceeds will go to the Maryville College football program.
There will be two sessions on the day with 20 teams competing from 9 AM to 1 PM and the second session running from 1 to 5 PM.
Teams taking part in session one are Alcoa, Anderson County, Boyd Buchanan, Campbell County, Claiborne County, Clinton, Cookeville, East Hamilton, East Ridge, Farragut, Giles County, Greenback, Heritage, Howard, Jefferson County, Loudon, Maryville, Pigeon Forge, South Doyle and White County.
Schools in session two are: Bearden, Bell County (KY), Carter, Cleveland, Elizabethton, Hardin Valley, Knoxville Central, Knoxville Catholic, Lenoir City, Livingston Academy, Northview Academy, Oak Ridge, Ooltewah, Powell, Seqouyah, Seymour, Tennessee High, William Blount and Knoxville West.
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