The curtain falls on the 2021 regular season this week, as the final 170 football games of the season are set to be played Thursday and Friday across the state. Following the completion of the Friday night contests, the TSSAA state office staff will assemble the 2021 playoff brackets and publish those on TSSAAsports.com when completed.
Over the course of the season, 86 "COVID-19 wins" were awarded in instances where one team could not play a scheduled game due to the virus and the remaining team was not able to schedule a different opponent. TSSAA staff members logged about 160 schedule changes since July 30. All changes to the schedules were monitored to track the games canceled, added or rescheduled over the previous three months.
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/.
Advance tickets for the 2021 TSSAA playoff series will be available online via GoFan. Advance tickets through GoFan are $8 each. Most schools will sell tickets at the gate, which be priced at $10 each. Ticket links will be posted to TSSAAsports.com and GoFan.co by Sunday afternoon at 1 PM central time.
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.
State Championship Information
Sale Creek at Lookout Valley: These teams are split 2-2 over the last four meetings. In each of those games, the winning team has scored at least 36 points and the average margin was 37 points.
Oneida at Coalfield: Coalfield has won three of the last four. Oneida's last win at Coalfield came in 14-12 Week 11 contest in 2015.
Giles Co. at Cannon Co.: This is first meeting between these schools since before 1993.
Watertown at Trousdale Co.: Watertown has won three of the last four by a total of six points.
Franklin Road Academy at Goodpasture: The road team has won four of the last five. FRA is the only home team to win since 2016 in a 45-7 victory in 2018.
Kirby at Craigmont: These teams last met in 2010 in a Week 0 win for Craigmont, 33-18.
Chuckey-Doak at West Greene: The margin in this series has tightened each year since 2015. Chuckey-Doak won meetings in 2015 and 2016 by 14 points and six points, respectively. West Greene followed up with a four-point win in 2017 and a three-point win in 2018. Chuckey-Doak won the last meeting in 2019 by two points.
Lebanon at Warren Co.: These teams last met in 2016 when Warren Co. defeated Lebanon in McMinnville, 31-7.
Oakland at Rockvale: These Rutherford Co. schools have met twice since Rockvale opened. Both contests were decided by same score, 56-7.
Waverly at Fairview: Fairview has won three of the last five. The total margin in these games was 20 points.
Douglass at Sheffield: These teams are meeting for the first time since 2014, which was a 33-16 victory for Sheffield.
Schools will be broadcasting over 60 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:
Jackson County vs. Stratford STEM Magnet School (Thu)
Maplewood vs. Cane Ridge (Thu)
Anderson Co. vs. Scott
Bolivar Central vs. Millington Central
Centennial vs. Brentwood
Chattanooga Christian School vs. Webb School of Knoxville
Christian Academy of Knoxville vs. Silverdale Baptist Academy
Columbia Academy vs. Grace Christian
Cumberland County vs. Macon County
Daniel Boone vs. Hampton
Davidson Academy vs. Christ Presbyterian Academy
Donelson Christian vs. Nashville Christian School
Dresden vs. Crittenden County (KY)
East Nashville Magnet vs. Smith County
Fairview vs. Waverly Central
Fayette Academy vs. Jackson Christian School
Fayetteville vs. Eagleville
Fulton vs. Carter
Glencliff vs. Tullahoma
Goodpasture Christian School vs. Franklin Road Academy
Gordonsville vs. Clay County
Grace Christian vs. Boyd Buchanan School
Greenbrier vs. Marshall County
Harpeth vs. Westmoreland
Hendersonville vs. West Creek
Hunters Lane vs. Station Camp
Huntingdon vs. Union City
Huntland School vs. Moore County
Johnson County vs. Unicoi County
Kenwood vs. Northeast
Knoxville Catholic vs. Montgomery Bell Academy
Lakeway Christian vs. The Webb School
Lausanne Collegiate School vs. Northpoint Christian School (MS)
Lincoln County vs. Page
Maryville vs. Bradley Central
McGavock vs. LaVergne
McKenzie vs. McEwen
Memphis University School vs. Brentwood Academy
Middle Tennessee Christian School vs. Friendship Christian School
Nolensville vs. Franklin County
Notre Dame vs. The King's Academy
Oakdale School vs. Greenback
Oliver Springs vs. Midway
Pearl Cohn vs. Montgomery Central
Pope John Paul II Preparatory School vs. McCallie School
Red Bank vs. Sequoyah - Madisonville
Roane County vs. Loudon
Rockvale vs. Oakland
Rockwood vs. Alvin C. York Institute
Rossview vs. Beech
Siegel vs. Blackman
Soddy-Daisy vs. East Ridge
South Fulton vs. Gleason School
Spring Hill vs. Columbia Central
St. George's Independent School vs. Evangelical Christian School
Stewart County vs. Cheatham County Central
Stewarts Creek vs. Riverdale
Stone Memorial vs. DeKalb County
Tellico Plains vs. Tyner Academy
The Howard School vs. Walker Valley
Upperman vs. Livingston Academy
Wilson Central vs. Hillsboro
Zion Christian vs. Cornersville
Alcoa vs. Austin-East (Sat)
All NFHS Network events are available to watch online at NFHSnetwork.com and through the NFHS Network Live App for iOS and Android.
Girls' State Soccer Tournament on the NFHS Network
The girls' state soccer tournament takes place this week in Chattanooga. Fans can watch every game LIVE on the NFHS Network.
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.
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 10 win:
McKenzie High School (Week 10)
Dresden High School (Week 11)
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.