With many school systems enjoying fall break this week, a mere 121 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.

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

Knoxville Central at South-Doyle: The home team has one the last four meetings, dating back to 2017.

Clinton at Lenoir City: This is the first meeting between these teams since 2016, a game which Lenoir City won 20-17.

Independence at Summit: Summit is 3-2 in the last five meetings. Independence has not won at Summit since 2016 when they notched a 35-14 victory.

West Creek at Clarksville: The West Creek victory in this series was at Clarksville in 2017, a 20-13 win.

East Nashville at Maplewood: Victory has belonged to the home team in this series every year since 2016.

Watching Online

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

Schools will be broadcasting nearly 40 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:

Clarksville vs. West Creek (Thu)
Hillwood vs. Glencliff (Thu)
John Overton vs. Cane Ridge (Thu)
Kenwood vs. Rossview (Thu)
Northpoint Christian School (MS) vs. St. Benedict at Auburndale (Thu)
Oakland vs. Christ Presbyterian Academy (Thu)
Antioch vs. McGavock
Camden Central vs. Fairview
Cheatham County Central vs. Sycamore
Clarksville Academy vs. Grace Christian
Cumberland County vs. Livingston Academy
East Ridge vs. Red Bank
Elizabethton vs. Rhea County
Franklin Road Academy vs. Stratford STEM Magnet School
Gleason School vs. McKenzie
Grace Christian vs. Christian Academy of Knoxville
Haywood vs. Lake County
Jefferson County vs. Hardin Valley Academy
Knoxville Catholic vs. Lipscomb Academy
Lakeway Christian vs. The King's Academy
Lenoir City vs. Clinton
Maplewood vs. East Nashville Magnet
Marshall County vs. Pearl Cohn Entertainment Magnet
Midway vs. Harriman
Moore County vs. Loretto
Ooltewah vs. Bradley Central
Page vs. Nolensville
Ravenwood vs. Centennial
Richland School vs. Collinwood
Sale Creek vs. Mt. Juliet Christian
Station Camp vs. Wilson Central
Summit vs. Independence
Tellico Plains vs. Polk County
Trousdale County vs. Gordonsville
Volunteer vs. Tennessee
Watertown vs. Harpeth
Webb School of Knoxville vs. Silverdale Baptist Academy

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

The volleyball postseason started this week across the state. Fans can watch numerous volleyball tournament matches LIVE on the #NFHSNetwork! https://bit.ly/37TyVYx

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 7 win:

Fairley High School
Trinity Christian Academy (Region Only)

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.