Player transfers have become a regular part of high school football in Tennessee. However, transfers during the season that see a player suit up and play for two different squads is much less common. Three star receiver Chayce Bishop followed that path after playing the first seven weeks with Brentwood High School before transferring to Independence to play out the remaining schedule. Chayce is the son of former Titans player Blaine Bishop. Chayce was ruled eligible to play by the TSSAA as the family appropriately moved into the Independence school zone. Brentwood and Independence met in the second round of the 6A playoffs last Friday night with Brentwood winning a close ballgame 27-24. Following the game, Blaine Bishop engaged with some Brentwood fans on Twitter and alleged that derogatory racial remarks were directed towards him by a Brentwood assistant coach before the transfer of his son. He followed up the post on Friday night with the following Tweet on Saturday:
Carol Birdsong, Communications Director for Williamson County Schools, provided tnhighschoolfootball.com with the following statement in response to the allegation:
“The Williamson County Schools Human Resources Department is investigating the allegation. Williamson County Schools does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind.”
Brentwood will host Ravenwood this Friday night with a chance to advance to the class 6A semifinals.