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Opening Drive (Sept. 19): Drive for five

Fourteen teams in the 615 coverage area remain unbeaten entering Week 5 games, and 10 of those are looking to improve their records to 5-0 this week: Oakland, Wilson Central, Summit, Creek Wood, Pearl-Cohn, East Nashville, Ravenwood, Gallatin, Beech, Ensworth and BGA.

Three others – Nolensville, White House and Nashville Christian – hope to get to 4-0 with wins this Friday.

While none of the unbeatens play each other this week, there are some teams on a collision course with one another if they remain perfect. Pearl-Cohn hosts East Nashville on Oct. 4, though both face stiff tests the week before that Region 5-3A showdown. The Firebirds host Hillsboro on Sept. 27, while East Nashville gets to face another currently unbeaten team when they travel to Battle Ground Academy.

Creek Wood visits White House on Oct. 18, though both teams have tough three-game stretches before then.

Gallatin will visit Beech on Oct. 25, presumably for the Region 6-5A title. The Buccaneers still need to defeat Hillsboro before then, however. It’s possible that Gallatin might have to put its unblemished record on the line against another unbeaten next week, should Wilson Central get to 5-0 with a win at Mt. Juliet this Friday.

Catch up on news from around the area:

615Preps Podcast Episode 8: A wild Week 4, Week 5 picks and how small is too small for 11-man football? | Midstate Preps Plus

Who Ya Got? Staff picks for week 5 games, Twitter pick ’em now open | Midstate Preps Plus

Top 10 Nashville area prep football games for Week 5 | Tennessean

 Clarksville area’s top high school football games for Week 5 | The Leaf Chronicle

Murfreesboro area high school football Week 5 preview |Daily News Journal

‘Battle of the Woods’ goes back-to-back, takes over Brentwood this week | Williamson Herald

Football: Summit leapfrogs Page in 5A poll; Ravenwood, BGA and Brentwood Academy hold steady | Williamson Herald

VANDERBILT ORTHOPAEDIC GAME OF THE WEEK: Brentwood, Ravenwood to ‘Battle’ | Franklin Home Page

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Indy faces region foe Franklin, BGA, CPA to tussle | Franklin Home Page

Mostradamus’ midseason vision appears murky | Columbia Daily Herald

MAURY COUNTY OFFENSIVE LEADERS | Columbia Daily Herald

Bulldog HOF to gain pair | Columbia Daily Herald

Tigers slide, Spartans rise in polls | Columbia Daily Herald

Lebanon escapes grip of LaVergne | Lebanon Democrat

Wildcats blank Antioch in homecoming, 54-0 | Lebanon Democrat

Commanders roll past Grace Baptist | Lebanon Democrat

Watertown recovers from slow start for homecoming victory | Lebanon Democrat

Saints lose homecoming shootout | Lebanon Democrat

West Creek uses late surge to slip past Cheatham County | Cheatham County Exchange

PICK ‘EM: Russell’s Week 5 Robertson predictions | Robertson County Connection

Week 5 Rutherford County High School Football Preview | Murfreesboro Post

Week 5 Rutherford County High School Football Picks | Murfreesboro Post

Friday’s Week 5 prep football games | Hendersonville Standard

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