Four schools playing this weekend participated in the first TSSAA Playoffs in 1969: Lake County, Loudon, Oneida, South Pittsburg. Loudon and South Pittsburg were champions in Class AA and Class A, respectively. Oneida appeared in the first three Class A playoff fields.

Of the 120 teams battling this Friday, all have had at least one previous playoff appearance. Sixty-nine have at least one state championship appearance.

Most playoff appearances without a championship appearance: Dobyns Bennett (34), Gatlinburg-Pittman (33), Smith County (32), Hampton (32).

Eighteen games will feature first-time playoff meetings, but for others it will be continuation of a long rivalry:

MatchupNo.Previous Meetings
Coalfield/Greenback101987, 1990, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Baylor/MBA82000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017
Hampton/Oneida61982, 1993, 1994, 2006, 2007, 2011
Oakland/Mt. Juliet42009, 2011, 2014, 2018
Kingston/Austin-East41983, 1985, 1989, 2008
Houston/White Station42004, 2007, 2013, 2018
Greeneville/Anderson Co.41994, 1995, 2017, 2018
Farragut/Maryville42009, 2010, 2017, 2018
Dobyns Bennett/Bearden41997, 2000, 2010, 2012

NFHS Network Games

The full scoreboard and schedules can be found at

The NFHS Network will be bringing numerous games to fans that are unable to attend games in person via their live video streaming platform. With an NFHS Network subscription you can watch any and all games for one low monthly or annual fee. You can click HERE to find your game on the Network. The games on the Network this Friday are:

Mt. Juliet @ Oakland
Farragut @ Maryville
Blackman @ Hendersonville
Independence @ Brentwood
Memphis Central @ Whitehaven
Gibbs @ Knox Central
Daniel Boone @ South Doyle
Rhea County @ Powell
Shelbyville Central @ Beech
Greeneville @ Anderson County
Dekalb County @ Marshall County
Oak Ridge @ Knox West
Kingston @ Austin East
Gatlinburg-Pittman @ Alcoa
Bledsoe County @ Watertown
McKenzie @ Peabody
Red Bank @ Upperman
Columbia Academy @ Friendship Christian
Donelson Christian Academy @ Davidson Academy
USJ @ King’s Academy
Fayette Academy @ Nashville Christian
Lipscomb Academy @ Knoxville Grace
Chattanooga Christian @ CPA
FRA @ Lausanne
Ensworth @ Briarcrest Christian
Knoxville Catholic @ MUS
Christian Brothers @ McCallie

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