With many school systems enjoying fall break this week, a mere 107 games are scheduled to be played during Week 8, with just over half of those games having an impact on region standings and seeding for the upcoming playoffs. A number of schools have agreed to move games to Thursday to avoid the potential impact of Hurricane Delta which is forecast to move into the Tennessee Valley Friday night.
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/.
This week, Brentwood Academy and MBA face off in a long rivalry that has resulted in 12 TSSAA postseason meetings over the years. The postseason series is even at 6 wins each since the first meeting in 1995. Brentwood Academy has won the last four meetings, with MBA winning six straight before that. The two schools have combined for 10 state championships since 2000.
More information about these games and others can be found at the online home of the TSSAA Championships, TSSAAsports.com.
This week, more than 70 contests are scheduled to be broadcast by schools across the state on the NFHS Network. 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.
Maryville at Bradley Central (Thu)
Kenwood at Clarksville (Thu)
CPA at Ravenwood (Thu)
Lipscomb Academy at Rossview (Thu)
Clarksville Northeast at Clarksville Northwest (Fri)
Union Co. at Elizabethton (Fri)
Marshall Co. at Giles Co. (Fri)
Hillwood at Hunters Lane (Fri)
Pickett Co. at Jackson Co. (Fri)
Clinton at Knoxville Fulton (Fri)
Wilson Central at LaVergne (Fri)
Jo Byrns at Moore Co. (Fri)
Kingston at Scott (Fri)
Columbia Academy at Trinity Christian (Fri)
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 21 schools whose Week 7 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 7 win:
Brainerd High School (region win only, game replaced)
Cannon Co. High School (region win only, game replaced)
Clay Co. High School
Collierville High School (region win only, game replaced)
East Hickman High School
Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School (region win only, game replaced)
Forrest High School
Gallatin High School (region win only, game replaced)
Grainger High School
Jackson Christian School
Lipscomb Academy (region win only, game replaced)
McEwen High School
McNairy Central High School
Millington Central High School (region win only, game replaced)
Munford High School
Scott High School
Silverdale Baptist Academy
Sullivan South High School
Summit High School
Waverly Central High School