As the weather makes a strong turn towards autumn, Week 7 of the Tennessee high school football season promises to be an eventful one with more than 120 of the 140 games scheduled having an impact on region standings and seeding for the upcoming playoffs.
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/.
Gallatin and Henry Co. face one another in a rematch of a 1992 Class AAA semifinal game that saw Gallatin edge out the Patriots, 16-13. Gallatin would go on to win the state championship in the school's last trip to the state title game to date.
More information about these games and others can be found at the online home of the TSSAA Championships, TSSAAsports.com.
This week, 123 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.
Northview Academy at Alcoa (Thu)
Siegel at Riverdale (Thu)
McGavock at Stewarts Creek (Thu)
Hendersonville at Wilson Central (Thu)
Hillsboro at Beech (Fri)
McNairy Central at Bolivar Central (Fri)
Notre Dame at CAK (Fri)
Jackson Co. at Cascade (Fri)
Clarksville Northeast at Clarksville (Fri)
Lewis Co. at Eagleville (Fri)
William Blount at Elizabethton (Fri)
Harding Academy at Fayette Academy (Fri)
Goodpasture at FRA (Fri)
Humboldt at Greenfield (Fri)
MTCS at King's Academy (Fri)
Maryville at Knoxville Fulton (Fri)
Briarcrest at Lipscomb Academy (Fri)
Lawrence Co. at Marshall Co. (Fri)
Greenbrier at Montgomery Central (Fri)
St. Benedict at MUS (Fri)
FACS at Northpoint Christian (Fri)
Siegel at Riverdale (Fri)
Coffee Co. at Rockvale (Fri)
Mt. Juliet at Rossview (Fri)
Trinity Christian at Tipton-Rosemark (Fri)
Westmoreland at Watertown (Fri)
Kenwood at West Creek (Fri)
Hendersonville at Wilson Central (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 20 schools whose Week 6 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 6 win:
Brentwood High School
Christian Brothers High School
Coalfield High School
Copper Basin High School
Dobyns Bennett High School
East Ridge High School
Halls High School
Jackson North Side High School
Knoxville Central High School
Lausanne Collegiate School
Lenoir City High School
Montgomery Central High School
Munford High School (region win only, game replaced)
Powell High School
Science Hill High School
South Pittsburg High School
Tennessee High School
University School of Jackson (region win only, game replaced)