Graham Clark- Head Coach Dobyns Bennett

Since: Aug 11

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#26 Apr 30, 2012
Nadger the Black Badger wrote:
"Pride in our local athletics & how our area appears & performs on the state level is my vested interest"
Than you cant start at a better place than ghram clark, I'd hate for some coach with an game winning,state championship agenda on his mind(alot of pressure) to come and compromise all that coach clark has built with the program, championship or not. Maybe were just not breeding atheletes like we used to around here. I know for a fact drugs have hit this commuunity hard, and its nothing new at all, been that way for some time. Not saying thats the reason. just throwing it out there
"I'd hate for some coach with an game winning,state championship agenda on his mind---huh--- I thought that was the purpose..

" Maybe were just not breeding atheletes like we used to around here." HUH All the good breeding stock has moved to Maryville, Alcoa, Greenville, and Murfreesboro...Clark in 20 years should have gone to the state finals...never has "but he's a good guy"..LOL
Ramblin Man

United States

#27 May 4, 2012
toocute2 wrote:
Will he ever even get to play for a state championship? He's going on about 20 years.....for a school who prides itself on football they sure have allowed this clown to stay around a long time!
They will never play get a state championship while Clark is the head coach......
Former Player

United States

#29 May 23, 2012
Ramblin Man wrote:
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They will never play get a state championship while Clark is the head coach......
You are Exactly right!!!!
Idiot

United States

#30 May 24, 2012
Dont forget that coach Clark sends out Christmas cards that say 'I despise losing' on them instead of a message about the holiday. He is condescending of kids that are not athletic as many of the db coaches are. They don't deserve to be champions
dumb

Johnson City, TN

#31 May 24, 2012
everyone likes to win, but that's not what coaching is ALL about. when i went to DB the football players loved coach clark. i knew a couple who got in trouble and the first thing they were worried about is the coach being disappointed in them. he's a role model to a lot of boys who need one.

we could all point out your flaws and count how many young people's lives you've influenced. oh, wait, you're a bunch of negative nobodies with nothing better to do than blog about a HIGH SCHOOL football coach? sad.
DB MOM

United States

#32 May 25, 2012
Both of my boys go to DB, Football is a huge part of their lives. Coach Clark is a great mentor from both my boys, as is the whole coaching staff!!!!

Since: Aug 11

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#33 May 29, 2012
DB MOM wrote:
Both of my boys go to DB, Football is a huge part of their lives. Coach Clark is a great mentor from both my boys, as is the whole coaching staff!!!!
If I want a good mentor I will send my son to church. D-B football has not played for a state championship since Clark has been there. Why is that, not asking for a stretch like Maryville or Alcoa, obviously those coaches are much better than Clark. But Kingsport is fallen in a category of luvable losers.
sharon b

Charlottesville, VA

#34 May 29, 2012
db is cursed , its a curse from native americans from 1700,s, if they change the name from the indians it might just help, couldnt hurt
sharon b

Charlottesville, VA

#35 May 29, 2012
the curse was placed on the area on long island , they cursed most of kingsport
DB Fan

Hermitage, TN

#36 Jun 22, 2012
DB in 1998,2000,2002 went to the semi-finals. Any of those years they had the talent to win it all, and especially 2000 and 2002 they handed the other teams the win. I think in 2002 at Riverdale they dominated stats, but turned the ball over 6 times. One play in particular was when a DB player downed a punt he caught; well the DB player never touched his knee to the ground. An alert Riverdale kid picked up the ball as DB return team was walking off the field, and walked in for a TD that had DB players and fans not knowing what happened.
DB Fan

Hermitage, TN

#37 Jun 22, 2012
Also to all the local schools that think getting further than DB in the playoffs means something: consider this. Are you still playing a team east of Knoxville, because your 3rd round local team is not near as tough as a DB 1st or 2nd round Knoxville or west of team. And if you question this stat, go look up how many times any team other that DB has beat a Knoxville team or a team further west and DB is the only local team with a winning record .
Green Devils

Johnson City, TN

#38 Jun 22, 2012
DB Fan wrote:
Also to all the local schools that think getting further than DB in the playoffs means something: consider this. Are you still playing a team east of Knoxville, because your 3rd round local team is not near as tough as a DB 1st or 2nd round Knoxville or west of team. And if you question this stat, go look up how many times any team other that DB has beat a Knoxville team or a team further west and DB is the only local team with a winning record .
Who cares about an historical loser such as DB Football (on the state level). How about the Greeneville H.S. Green Devils? All that they did, when they won is set state records & dominate whomever their opponent was on any given day. Class 4A past State Football Champions:

Class 4A
2011 - Greeneville
2010 - Greeneville
2009 - Giles County (Pulaski)
2008 - Hillsboro (Nashville)
2007 - Maryville
2006 - Maryville
2005 - Maryville
2004 - Maryville
2003 - Hillsboro (Nashville)
2002 - Maryville

However, If you take the time to get on DB's H.S. Football page, you will read first & foremost: "The Winningest Team in Tennessee" & "Home of Champions". D.B. recruits the best talent in the Tri Cities & beats up on the Tri Cities teams with this recruited talent & then gets their as* handed to them when they travel 75 miles away from home. After this, D.B. wants to label itself the Home of Champions? Sorry Indians, but the Greeneville Green Devils own those rights & own them through accomplishment & not by written word! The Greeneville Green Devils Football: Home of the most dominant Football team in the history of Tennessee High School Football. Look it up, all the statistics back my comments.
Rip Van Tassell

Ringgold, GA

#39 Jun 22, 2012
If they some tough competition during the regular season instead os some candy ass teams with half the enrollment they might do better when they move down the line in the playoffs. No excuse for not playing Oak Ridge. I remember when they played teams from Roanoke and Asheville. D-B teams are always soft.
DB Fan

Hermitage, TN

#40 Jun 23, 2012
Green Devil, Greenville is a great team and has certainly been the only team in the area to win it all. However your claim about DB recruiting the best talent is so far from the truth. In fact DB has more talent transfer out that become stars at other schools. Look at North. And Greeneville is one to talk about recruiting talent because that is all I hear about down there. Also DB scrimmage Greeneville in a full scrimmage the past 2 years and beat the dog out the little brother state champ. DB holds a 31-5 record over Greeneville and that is doing good for those few games that the refs let Greeneville have. Greeneville has been great the last two years, but ask them who beat the tar out of them in a scrimmage. And don't say that scares don't matter because when a smaller school plays DB in a scrimmage or game, they give it their all.
DB Fan

Hermitage, TN

#41 Jun 23, 2012
Rip Van,

DB was forced into the new conference with weaker teams. That had to do with the tssaa trying to help schools save on travel expense. As to Oak Ridge, you would have to ask Oak ridge why they will not play DB anymore because it was their choice
WKPT sports fan

Knoxville, TN

#42 Jun 23, 2012
Clark has left his most current girlfriend to return to his wife which he left for a previous girlfriend. A good example for the kids. The leader of the band left his wife for his girlfriend, but he did marry her. Wonder who took her place as his girlfriend. Another great example for the kids. Who cares about championships (not DB) when you have access to all those fresh young girls.
Green Devils

Johnson City, TN

#43 Jun 23, 2012
DB Fan wrote:
Green Devil, Greenville is a great team and has certainly been the only team in the area to win it all. However your claim about DB recruiting the best talent is so far from the truth. In fact DB has more talent transfer out that become stars at other schools. Look at North. And Greeneville is one to talk about recruiting talent because that is all I hear about down there. Also DB scrimmage Greeneville in a full scrimmage the past 2 years and beat the dog out the little brother state champ. DB holds a 31-5 record over Greeneville and that is doing good for those few games that the refs let Greeneville have. Greeneville has been great the last two years, but ask them who beat the tar out of them in a scrimmage. And don't say that scares don't matter because when a smaller school plays DB in a scrimmage or game, they give it their all.
Honestly, I expected this very response from my post. I have looked up DB H.S. Football history & know about the winning record against Greeneville H.S.. I also know that DB has 13 state championships all time, but the last one came in 1964. I am sure that you are a Tennessee Vols football fan, so think back before they won the 1998 National Championship. They were a very good team, year in & year out, but the only true bragging rights were from teams over a lifetime ago 1938, 1950, 1951. They needed the championship to be considered as an elite team, & the same goes for D.B. football. Who cares about the overall record of DB vs GHS, but I bet that DB cares about the past 2 state championships that Greeneville has sitting in their trophy case. Also, keep in consideration that the 2010 GHS Football team broke all state records & is considered as the best team EVER in the state of Tennessee. I am sure that GHS will take that any day over their overall record vs the best team in Northeast Tennessee. How many state titles does DB have in the past 10 years?

Since: Jun 12

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#44 Jun 24, 2012
WKPT sports fan wrote:
Clark has left his most current girlfriend to return to his wife which he left for a previous girlfriend. A good example for the kids. The leader of the band left his wife for his girlfriend, but he did marry her. Wonder who took her place as his girlfriend. Another great example for the kids. Who cares about championships (not DB) when you have access to all those fresh young girls.
make you go HMMMMMM!!
Mentor??? Things that
Wrangler

Ooltewah, TN

#45 Jun 24, 2012
WKPT sports fan wrote:
Clark has left his most current girlfriend to return to his wife which he left for a previous girlfriend. A good example for the kids. The leader of the band left his wife for his girlfriend, but he did marry her. Wonder who took her place as his girlfriend. Another great example for the kids. Who cares about championships (not DB) when you have access to all those fresh young girls.
And you have proof of this that you would like to share with the rest of Kingsport or is this just more bull shit hearsay? If you have proof, put it out hear for everybody else and don't hide behind a computer.
Devil Anse Hatfield

United States

#46 Jun 25, 2012
WKPT sports fan wrote:
Clark has left his most current girlfriend to return to his wife which he left for a previous girlfriend. A good example for the kids. The leader of the band left his wife for his girlfriend, but he did marry her. Wonder who took her place as his girlfriend. Another great example for the kids. Who cares about championships (not DB) when you have access to all those fresh young girls.
Are you sure about that???? That's mentoring young men-----NOT!

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