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Monday Film Study: Shadowens takes unique approach to ensure Governor win

William Blount quarterback Trey Clemmer punches in from the 1 against McMinn County on Friday at Mike White Field. Photos by Jolanda Jansma

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
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Philip Shadowens can coach.

That statement has nothing to do with the two state championships the Governor skipper won while head coach at Smyrna. It has nothing to do with building Murfreesboro’s Blackmon High School into one of the state’s elite teams before arriving at William Blount.

With the Governors facing a must-win game with visiting McMinn County on Friday, Shadowens did something we’ve never seen from a high school or college football coach, at least not for the reasons Shadowens chose.

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