With just three weeks remaining in the regular season, region matchups are plenty during Week 9, as more than 100 of the 130 scheduled games are between region foes.
Schools are continuing to follow the COVID-19 guidelines and mandates and TSSAA believes that every adult and every participant must do their part and follow the guidelines set forth by the association and conduct themselves safely and thoughtfully so that the schools can provide as many opportunities as possible for the student-athletes this fall.
School administrators and coaches are aware of the guidelines and requirements, but the general public can educate themselves on what is being asked of everyone attending and participating in high school games this season by visiting the Return to Play page at TSSAA.org.
Spectators should be prepared to wear masks and have their temperatures checked at the entry gates. Those that are or have recently experienced COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to not enter the stadium. Because stadium seating capacities will be limited to allow for physical distancing, check your school's website or social media accounts for information on ticket availability. It is the host school's discretion to honor passes, or offer any public ticket sales at all, because of capacity restrictions.
The full scoreboard, schedules and standings can be found at https://tssaasports.com/sports/football/.
Week 9 of the season features a rematch of the 2006 Class 6A championship game between Smyrna and Ravenwood. Ravenwood took a 14-6 lead early in the second quarter, but Smyrna would respond with four unanswered touchdowns to take the 35-14 victory. It was the first state football championship for Smyrna and the game remains the only postseason meeting between the two programs.
More information about these games and others can be found at the online home of the TSSAA Championships, TSSAAsports.com.
This week, nearly 70 contests are scheduled to be broadcast by schools across the state on the NFHS Network. Many of the broadcasts include postseason competition in girls' soccer and volleyball. 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 are 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.
Baylor at Knoxville Catholic (Thu)
Chattanooga Central at Anderson Co. (Fri)
CAK at Boyd Buchanan (Fri)
Notre Dame at Chattanooga Christian (Fri)
Tipton-Rosemark at Columbia Academy (Fri)
Goodpasture at CPA (Fri)
USJ at Fayette Academy (Fri)
Gallatin at Hendersonville (Fri)
Glencliff at Hunters Lane (Fri)
Alcoa at Kingston (Fri)
Northpoint Christian at Lausanne (Fri)
Ooltewah at Maryville (Fri)
Huntland at Moore Co. (Fri)
Pope John Paul at MUS (Fri)
Oakland at Riverdale (Fri)
Kenwood at Rossview (Fri)
Marshall Co. at Spring Hill (Fri)
Beech at Station Camp (Fri)
Lebanon at Stewarts Creek (Fri)
Jackson Co. at Watertown (Fri)
Pearl Cohn at Whites Creek (Fri)
Varsity Girls' Soccer
Tue, Oct. 13: Christ Presbyterian Academy vs. Franklin Road Academy
Tue, Oct. 13: Lausanne Collegiate School vs. University School of Jackson
Tue, Oct. 13: Antioch High School vs. Hillwood High School
Tue, Oct. 13: Scott High School vs. Loudon High School
Tue, Oct. 13: Battle Ground Academy vs. Goodpasture Christian School
Wed, Oct. 14: Dickson County High School vs. John Overton High School
Thu, Oct. 15: Antioch High School vs. Antioch High School
Thu, Oct. 15: Hillwood High School vs. Hunters Lane High School
Fri, Oct. 16: Hillsboro High School vs. John Overton High School
Tue, Oct. 13: Station Camp High School vs. TBA
Tue, Oct. 13: Concord Christian School vs. Goodpasture Christian School
Tue, Oct. 13: MTCS vs. Notre Dame High School
Tue, Oct. 13: Grace Christian Academy vs. University School of Jackson
Tue, Oct. 13: Lincoln County High School vs. Siegel High School
Tue, Oct. 13: Franklin Road Academy vs. St. George's Independent School
For an up-to-date schedule of games streaming live this week, visit https://tssaasports.com/nfhsnetwork/.
TSSAA has updated the scoreboard, schedules and standings to show a win for 11 schools whose Week 8 opponents canceled due to COVID-19. The team that was forced to cancel is, by Board action, to consider the game a "no-contest." Contests where both teams were unable to play due to COVID-19 are considered "no-contests" and have been removed from the schedules. The schools listed below were awarded a Week 8 win:
Centennial High School
Coalfield High School
Collinwood High School (region win only, game replaced)
David Crockett High School
Elizabethton High School
Gatlinburg-Pittman High School (region win only, game replaced)
Grainger High School
Jackson Co. High School
Rhea County High School
Sullivan Central High School
Westview High School (region win only, game replaced)