We have passed the midway point of the 2021 football season with teams across the state facing their Week 7 opponents this weekend. The TSSAA scoreboard lists the 165 games scheduled to be played. Week 7 is a big week for region matchups. 154 of the 165 games this week involve region opponents. Thirteen schools are using Week 7 as their open date.

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.

Opened in 1997, W. Max Finley Stadium is a 20,421-seat stadium located on Chattanooga's 20th Street near the interchange of Interstate 24 and Highway 27. Besides serving as the home of Mocs Football, Finley Stadium hosted the NCAA FCS National Championship from 1997 to 2009. It is also host to international and high school soccer, including the U.S. Women's National Team, high school football games, national lacrosse tournaments, and concerts.

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

Munford at Brighton: Munford has taken the victory the last three times in this series, by a combined margin of 14 points.

Sunbright at Oakdale: The last time Oakdale won in this series was 2016, a 58-18 victory at home.

White Station at Cordova: These teams last met in 2016, an outing that saw Cordova take a 20-14 victory at home.

Campbell Co. at Clinton: The last time this matchup was decided by more than 10 points was 2016. The average margin of victory in the last four meetings, which the teams have split, is six points.

Brentwood at Independence: The road team has won the last four meetings between these squads. The last time the home team won was 2016 when Independence claimed a 21-20 victory.

MUS at Briarcrest: Four of the last five meetings have been decided by six points or fewer, an average margin of 4.75 points.

Loretto at Summertown: The home team has won the last five meetings in this series. Three of the five meetings were decided by five or fewer points.

Hunters Lane at Hillsboro: The closest Hunters Lane has come to victory in this series since 2016 was a 14-7 defeat in 2019.

Knoxville West at Heritage: These teams split in 2015 and 2016 with West winning 21-20 in 2015 and Heritage winning 17-10 in 2016.

Watching Online

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

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:

Anderson Co. vs. Carter (Thu)
Riverdale vs. Siegel (Thu)
Station Camp vs. Mt. Juliet (Thu)
Marshall County vs. Lawrence County (Thu)
Battle Ground Academy vs. Goodpasture Christian School
Bolivar Central vs. Bolton
Bradley Central vs. Bearden
Cane Ridge vs. Smyrna
Centennial vs. Franklin
Chattanooga Christian School vs. Boyd Buchanan School
Dade County (GA) vs. South Pittsburg
Daniel Boone vs. Christian Academy of Knoxville
Daniel Boone vs. Christian Academy of Knoxville
Donelson Christian vs. Clarksville Academy
East Ridge vs. Sequoyah - Madisonville
Fayette Academy vs. University School of Jackson
Franklin Road Academy vs. Christ Presbyterian Academy
Fulton vs. South Doyle
Gordonsville vs. Jo Byrns School
Haywood vs. Jackson North Side
Hendersonville vs. Clarksville
Hillsboro vs. Hunters Lane
Hillwood vs. Tullahoma
Independence vs. Brentwood
Johnson County vs. Claiborne
Kenwood vs. Portland
Lakeway Christian vs. Christian Heritage (GA)
Lausanne Collegiate School vs. Evangelical Christian School
Lincoln County vs. Franklin County
Maplewood vs. Jackson County
Maryville vs. Cleveland
McGavock vs. John Overton
McKenzie vs. Dresden
McMinn Central vs. Roane County
Midway vs. Coalfield
Milan vs. Crockett County
Montgomery Central vs. Greenbrier
Nolensville vs. Spring Hill
Northeast vs. Northwest
Northpoint Christian vs. St. George's
Oakdale School vs. Sunbright School
Oliver Springs vs. Harriman
Ooltewah vs. Howard School of Academics & Tech.
Page vs. Columbia Central
Rockvale vs. Stewarts Creek
Scott vs. Gibbs
Silverdale Baptist Academy vs. Notre Dame
South Fulton vs. Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central
Stone Memorial vs. Cumberland County
Summit vs. Ravenwood
Sweetwater vs. Signal Mountain Middle
Sycamore vs. Stewart County
The King's Academy vs. Middle Tennessee Christian School
Tipton-Rosemark Academy vs. Jackson Christian School
Trousdale County vs. Harpeth
Upperman vs. Macon County
Volunteer vs. Grainger
Walker Valley vs. Rhea County
Watertown vs. East Robertson
Webb School of Knoxville vs. Grace Christian
Westmoreland vs. Whites Creek
White County vs. Wilson Central
Zion Christian vs. Lancaster Christian

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

This week, nearly 400 contests are set to be broadcast by schools across the state on the NFHS Network, including over girls' soccer and volleyball matches, as well as numerous junior varsity and middle school contests. For a 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 6 win:

Ensworth High School
The King's Academy
Manassas High School
Page 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.