Prep Football Season Winds Down As Girls’ Volleyball And Soccer Look To State Tournaments

With just three weeks remaining in the regular season, region football matchups are numerous during Week 9, as nearly 100 of the roughly 120 scheduled games are between region foes.

The 2021 BlueCross Bowl state football championships will be held December 2-4, 2021 at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga.

The TSSAA Board of Control selected Chattanooga as host of the 2021 and 2022 football championships.

TSSAA encourages everyone — administrators, coaches, officials, and fans — to work together to follow the protocols that local host schools have in place so that our student-athletes have the opportunity to enjoy athletic competition throughout this new year. Although most TSSAA mandates from a year ago are no longer in place, it is important that visiting teams and spectators adhere to the rules or requirements instituted by local school boards, municipalities and other government agencies where they are traveling. TSSAA believes that every adult and every participant should do their part and conduct themselves safely and thoughtfully so that the schools can provide as many opportunities as possible for the student-athletes this fall.

The full scoreboard and schedules can be found at https://tssaasports.com/sports/football/.

Historical Notes

Pigeon Forge at Austin-East: After a strung of losses dating back to 2017, Pigeon Forge won the last meeting between these schools a year ago, 35-0.

Dobyns Bennett at William Blount: These teams have not played since 2016, when William Blount took the victory in Kingsport, 37-28.

Upperman at DeKalb County: It’s been five years since DeKalb won in this series, taking a 14-7 win at home in 2016. Upperman has won four straight.

Lincoln County at Columbia Central: The last time Lincoln County won at Columbia was 2016 when the Falcons claimed a 52-28 win in Week 8.

Chester County at Lexington: This game has been played the last four seasons on Week 11. Lexington is 4-1 in the last five meetings, with Chester Co. winning in 2018 by nine points.

Sweetwater at Brainerd: The visiting team has one the last four meetings between these schools. The home team has managed, at most, eight points in each contest.

Watching Online

The full scoreboard and schedules can be found at https://tssaasports.com/sports/football/.

Schools will be broadcasting over 40 football games this week on the NFHS Network live video streaming platform. With an NFHS Network subscription you can watch any and all games for one low monthly or annual fee. The games (with links to the broadcasts) are:

McMinn County vs. Walker Valley (Thu)
Brainerd vs. Sweetwater
Camden Central vs. Union City
Chattanooga Christian School vs. Grace Christian
Columbia Academy vs. Nashville Christian School
Community vs. Cannon County
Daniel Boone vs. Tennessee
Donelson Christian vs. Mt. Juliet Christian
Eagleville vs. Huntland School
Evangelical Christian School vs. Northpoint Christian School (MS)
Glencliff vs. Marshall County
Goodpasture Christian School vs. Davidson Academy
Hardin Valley Academy vs. Maryville
Harding Academy vs. Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Harriman vs. Greenback
Hillwood vs. Creek Wood
Knoxville Catholic vs. Pope John Paul II Preparatory School
Lenoir City vs. Hixson
McNairy Central vs. Jackson South Side
Memphis University School vs. Christian Brothers
Moore County vs. Collinwood
Morristown-Hamblen West vs. Cherokee
Oakdale School vs. Oliver Springs
Pearl Cohn Entertainment Magnet vs. Greenbrier
Red Bank vs. Fayetteville
Richland School vs. Forrest
Roane County vs. Signal Mountain Middle
Rockvale vs. Blackman
Sale Creek vs. South Pittsburg
Scott vs. Fulton
Silverdale Baptist Academy vs. East Ridge
Smith County vs. Jackson County
Soddy-Daisy vs. Ooltewah
St. George’s Independent School vs. Lausanne Collegiate School
Station Camp vs. Portland
Stewart County vs. White House
Stewarts Creek vs. Siegel
Volunteer vs. Elizabethton
Wartburg Central vs. Rockwood
Whites Creek vs. Trousdale County
Zion Christian vs. Grace Baptist Academy

All NFHS Network events are available to watch online at NFHSnetwork.com and through the NFHS Network Live App for iOS and Android.

The girls’ soccer postseason starts this week. Fans can watch numerous games LIVE on the NFHS Network at https://tnhs.us/d0x3e8 or NFHSnetwork.com.

The state volleyball tournament will be held next week. Fans can watch numerous volleyball tournament matches LIVE to see who advances on the NFHS Network at https://bit.ly/37TyVYx or NFHSnetwork.com.

For a full list of all Tennessee events this week on the Network, go to https://tssaasports.com/nfhsnetwork/. Your subscription to the NFHS Network sends money back to the schools and helps to cover the costs of offering the service.

Watching the games is easy, whether it’s on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Download the NFHS Network app from Google Play or the iTunes App Store and take the live coverage with you wherever you go.

COVID-19 Standings

TSSAA has updated the scoreboard, schedules and standings to show wins for the schools whose opponents canceled due to COVID-19.

The schools listed below were awarded a Week 8 win:

Gatlinburg-Pittman High School

Memphis Academy of Science & Engineering

Oakdale High School

If a school is forced to cancel a contest due to COVID-19 this football season, the game will be considered a “no contest” and the team will not receive a loss on their schedule. The school who is able to play will receive a win for playoff seeding purposes. They may schedule a replacement opponent, but the result of the newly scheduled contest must count in the school’s overall record in place of the “COVID-19” win. A school’s overall, regular season record cannot include more than 10 results.

Contests where both teams were unable to play due to COVID-19 are considered “no-contests” and have been removed from the schedules.

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