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Opening Drive (Aug. 14): Double whammy

Whether the heat index forced teams inside or the storms that followed, many squads had to adjust their schedules on Tuesday for weather. Such is life in Middle Tennessee in the second week of August, however. The heat policy will likely be causing some extra stoppages in this weekend’s jamborees. Catch up on news from around the area, and remember that our third preseason preview episode drops tomorrow on this website, the TuneIn and Stitcher apps:

Heat policy sidelines local teams | Columbia Daily Herald

This was the case for many teams on Tuesday. If it wasn’t the 105-degree heat index that did it, the afternoon storms took care of the rest.

Clarksville high school football predictions, top players, games | The Leaf Chronicle (subscription content)

Montgomery County is intriguing because of so many changes. It’s a hard region to pin down what is most likely to happen this year.

Rutherford Co. stand-out HS football players | Daily News Journal

A photo gallery of the best RuCo has to offer on the field.

5 area football teams trying to reach 2019 playoffs | Daily News Journal

A look at the teams that missed out on last year’s postseason, plus newcomer Rockvale.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Centennial aiming to bounce back after down year | Franklin Home Page

The Cougars hope to turn around their misfortune of being the only Williamson County public school to miss the postseason last year, after dropping two region contests by seven points.

Daniel says Cubs lacked energy in scrimmage | Cheatham County Exchange

Cheatham County opens at Hillwood on Aug. 23.

Revamped Springfield offense still ‘a work in progress’ | Robertson County Connection

With key players from last year’s semifinal squad now graduated, the Yellow Jackets will have to find their replacements or risk taking a step or two back in 2019.

East Robertson’s CJ Premer returns to field after health scare | Robertson County Connection

A very scary situation ends with a good outcome for the Indians’ senior lineman.

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