Posted On: 01/20/20 11:00 AM

After ECS lost a close one to FACS in overtime last Tuesday night, I asked Eagles head coach Will Jenkins what was one word to describe the TSSAA Division II Class A and Class AA leagues.

“Underappreciated”, Jenkins uttered with a smirk.

Was Jenkins right to say that? Yes

Was his comment a slap in the face to the public school leagues? No, he just wants to see the private school leagues get some respect.

Coach Jenkins followed up his one word introduction with a concept he would like to see happen in the near future.

“You do have more teams in a public league than in a private league, because of the way it’s arranged, but that don’t mean private can’t beat public,” Jenkins said. “If you took the top teams in the public and you took the top teams in private and you say let’s go get it, I believe the private would win more.

“You take Lausanne, Briarcrest, us, FACS, Tipton-Rosemark Academy and Christian Brothers, then you take the top teams in the public school league, let’s see what happens. I would love to see it. I think it would be great for Memphis, because Memphis has

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