KNOXVILLE — Whether or not the Webb Spartans were shaken by a roughing the punter call in the closing two minutes of the first half, which allowed undefeated Silverdale Baptist Academy to fire a 40-yard touchdown pass just before the break, Dave Meske’s boys came alive when it mattered most.
Down 19-17 entering the fourth quarter, Webb engineered a pair of touchdown drives — while basically shutting down the Seahawks’ offense — en route to a key 31-19 Division II-AA East Region win in David Meske Stadium Friday night, Oct. 8.
years since the first Webb football state title, as ’81 champs honored; key players, coach, talk about march to title glory
Long before a public-private championship split came along between Tennessee high school sports teams, the 1981 Webb Spartans football team made program history.
Winning the school’s first football state crown, then head coach Ron Gratz (1973 through 1984) led his Spartans to the Class A state title following a 7-6 win versus Memphis Prep Dec. 4 at Bearden High School.