Former Titan Chris Sanders to assist WH receivers on July 23

Former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Chris Sanders will be at White House High School on Wednesday, July 23, to work with the quarterbacks and wide receivers of the 2014 Blue Devils football team. Sanders will be assisting the team from 10 a.m. to noon, and the public is invited to the event.

Sanders, a former standout receiver for the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Tennessee Titans, also coached with the White House coaching staff in last year’s TACA East-West All-Star Classic in December in Cookeville. Sanders has maintained a strong relationship with the White House staff since 2007.

At Ohio State, he was also a member of the track and field teams and set school records in long jump and relay from 1992-94. In three years as a starter for the Buckeyes football team, he caught 71 passes for 1,120 yards. He was named the All-Sports Athlete of the Year at OSU in 1994.

He was drafted in the third round by the Houston Oilers in 1995, and spent seven years with the organization including the move to Tennessee and being a member of the Super Bowl team in 1998. He caught 177 balls for 3,285 yards. After coaching at Christ Presbyterian Academy as an assistant, he is now a wide receivers coach at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.

Tickets on sale for WH-WH Heritage game at Vanderbilt Stadium

wesley heritagePlayers from White House High School will be selling football tickets to the White House vs. White House Heritage football game in week six at Vanderbilt Stadium in the local community, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Last year’s attendance of over 6,000 people was assisted by a tremendous number of pre-sold tickets. Look for your favorite Blue Devils this Saturday in the community and pick up your tickets for the big game!

This year’s game is THURSDAY, October 2, 2014 at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville. White House Heritage will be the home team.


Portland-WH to play Alumni Game on August 30th

Portland to host White House in Alumni Football classic

Alumni football players from Portland High School and White House High School will get the chance to play a full-contact game, courtesy of Alumni Football USA.

By Kris Freeman, for White House Football to The Portland Leader

Monday, July 14, 2014 3:39 PM CDT
PORTLAND – The Portland Panthers and White House Blue Devils have played 45 times on the gridiron since 1943, including three postseason playoff games, to provide the foundation for one of the most intense rivalries in the state of Tennessee.

The Panthers will host the Blue Devils in the first home game of the season on Friday, Aug. 29 as they renew their long-standing rivalry. The game is sure to fill the stands under the Friday night lights, but it’s what happens the next night at Memorial Field that is certain to talked about for years to come.

On Saturday, Aug. 30, the Purple and Blue will play a game which won’t count in the standings but still may mean as much to fans when the alumni of the two schools take the field in the Portland vs. White House Alumni Game sponsored by Alumni Football USA Legends Series. The alumni game will feature a full-contact, high-school rules game Saturday on the same field. The first 40 participants from each alma mater to sign up are guaranteed a spot on the roster, and Alumni Football USA handles registration, insurance liability, equipment and event planning. Continue reading