By Chattanooga Times Free Press journalist Stephen Hargis

The eyes of Tennessee's high school football fans could soon be turning toward the Scenic City.

Chattanooga Sports, a division of Chattanooga Tourism Co., in conjunction with numerous other community partners, is teeing up a plan to bid for the right to host the TSSAA BlueCross Bowl.

Tennessee Tech University has served as the host site for the state's football championship games since 2009, including all nine games (six classifications for public schools and three for private schools) last fall at Tucker Stadium in Cookeville. TSSAA assistant director Matthew Gillespie said Cookeville is the only city besides Chattanooga that has notified the state's prep sports governing body that it intends to submit a bid.

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