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Opening Drive (Aug. 2): Scrimmage season begins

The first Friday in August means teams start hitting someone wearing different colors. Some teams scrimmaged on Thursday, the first day teams could do so as long as they’ve had three days in full pads. Catch up on stories from around the area:

Northwest’s Jamal Mull has a plan to earn scholarship | The Leaf Chronicle (subscription content)

Memphis has most notably been taking a hard look at the Viking senior defensive end.

Yellow Jackets to play Station Camp in Tobacco Bowl Jamboree | Hartsville Vidette

Trousdale County’s traditional Tobacco Bowl Jamboree is set for Aug. 16, where Station Camp and Clay County will visit Hartsville.

Dandy Dozen: Garnett Hollis Jr.’s first love is basketball. His college future is football. | Tennessean (subscription content)

BGA’s Garnett Hollis Jr., a Northwestern commit, checks in at No. 9 on the Tennessean Dandy Dozen list.

Ravenwood linebacker Jordan Smith announces commitment to Richmond | Brentwood Home Page

Ravenwood’s Jordan Smith becomes the sixth Raptor in the 2020 class to announce his commitment.

Video: Oakland battles Cane Ridge in scrimmage | Daily News Journal

The Ravens and Patriots didn’t wait until Friday to hold their first scrimmage, facing each other on the first possible day for scrimmages.

A closer look at Macon County High’s opponents | Macon County Times

The Tigers have finished second in Region 3-4A each of the last two seasons. Can they grab the top spot this time around?

A closer look at Red Boiling Springs High’s opponents | Macon County Times

The Bulldogs enter 2019 on a 17-game losing streak. If they’re going to break that slide, it’ll be against one of these 10 opponents.

Dells school board passes measure ruling against dual-sport athletes |Wisconsin Dells Events

Not in Tennessee, but notable because a Wisconsin school district passed a measure stating that athletes in that district can only participate in one sport per season. Would other districts consider following suit?

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