TSSAA BlueCross Bowl (2009-present)

TSSAA BlueCross Bowl
The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has allowed Cookeville to serve as Tennessee’s high school football capital, hosting the BlueCross Bowl championships since 2009, welcoming an average of 30,000 attendees over the three-day event each December. “The history and tradition of football, and especially high school football, run very deep in our state. There are so many reasons why the event is what it is today. One of the main reasons it is so special is the city of Cookeville, Tennessee Tech University, and the numerous volunteers who put so much hard work and dedication into making it a truly memorable experience for the student-athletes. That is our goal for each event, and we certainly couldn't do it without them. TTU’s Tucker Stadium is a great venue for the BlueCross Bowl. It's large enough to accommodate our biggest crowds, and it creates for a great atmosphere for each championship game.” – Bernard Childress, TSSAA Executive Director