Carson-Newman’s Sparks earns 314th career win

Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks earned his 314th victory Saturday
to move into a tie for seventh place on the career list, leading
the Eagles to a 45-17 win over Tusculum.

Sparks, who was coaching his 400th game, is 314-84-2. Amos
Alonzo Stagg and Roy Kidd also had 314 coaching victories.

The record is held by John Gagliardi, the former coach at
Division III St. John’s of Minnesota. Gagliardi retired last
November with a 489-138-11 record.

Tusculum’s Bo Cordell went 27 of 45 for 360 yards with two
touchdowns and one interception to give him 14,700 career yards
passing. Cordell is 33 yards shy of Zach Amedro’s Division II
record for career yards passing.

Amedro threw for 14,733 yards for West Liberty from 2007-10.