Sixty teams suit up for action in the TSSAA state playoffs this weekend. Division II schools play their semifinal games Friday, while the Division I schools are set for quarterfinal play. Championship games in all nine classes will be held Dec. 5-7, 2019 at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.
Schools that have not provided their full roster to the TSSAA Portal with jersey numbers, height, weight and positions should do so at this time.
Fans can buy tickets in advance for all 30 games and view programs and rosters on TSSAAsports.com.
Nolensville and DeKalb County are playing in the schools' first quarterfinal playoff game.
Six schools have a chance to make history with a win Friday. Fairley, Forrest, Riverside, Shelbyville, Summit and Wooddale have never advanced to the state semifinals. This is playoff appearance 28 for Forrest and the fourth appearance for Summit.
Of the 60 schools remaining in the playoffs, 42 have had at least one state finals appearance.
Davidson Academy (4), Loudon (3), Lausanne (2), Oneida (1), Nashville Christian (1) and Brentwood (1) have won the championship each time they have appeared in the state finals.
The last time Maryville did not made the state semifinals was 1999.
This is the 16th consecutive year that Aloca has advanced to the state quarterfinals. MBA is on an eight-year streak and Oakland is on a seven-year streak. CPA, Greenback, Ravenwood and Whitehaven are on six-year streaks. South Pittsburg, Springfield have advanced to the quarterfinals every year since 2015.
South Pittsburg and Gordonsville are meeting for the 15th time in the playoffs. Other more rare meetings: MUS/MBA (7th meeting), Elizabethton/Greeneville (6th meeting), Austin-East/Alcoa (5th meeting).
There are nine first-time playoff meetings this week: Summit/Shelbyville, Peabody/Fairley, Oneida/Meigs Co., Nolensville/DeKalb Co., Nashville Christian/USJ, Loudon/Red Bank, Huntland/Huntingdon, Henry Co./Dyer Co., Covington/Wooddale.
Several schools have not advanced to the state semifinals in recent years. These teams are looking for a win this week to break a 10-year or longer drought:
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NFHS Network Games
The full scoreboard, schedules and brackets can be found at https://tssaasports.com/sports/football/.
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:
Maryville @ Dobyns Bennett
Ravenwood @ Brentwood
Whitehaven @ Houston
Knoxville Central @ South Doyle
Knoxville West @ Powell
Summit @ Shelbyville Central
Giles County @ Pearl Cohn
Lausanne @ Evangelical Christian School
Greeneville @ Elizabethton
Austin-East @ Alcoa
Trousdale @ Watertown
MBA @ MUS
USJ @ Nashville Christian
Lipscomb Academy @ CPA
All NFHS Network events are available to watch online at NFHSnetwork.com and through the NFHS Network Live App for iOS and Android.