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Opening Drive (Nov. 11): One down, four to go

Out of the 108 playoff games statewide on Friday, 86 of those were won by home teams. As is usually the case, however, some lower seeds from stronger regions end up advancing, but there will be one game with two teams below .500 in the second round as Whitwell travels to Gordonsville.

Round two usually produces some rematches from the regular season, and that will be the case as well in several instances – notably Ravenwood at Cane Ridge, East Nashville at Pearl-Cohn and Summit at Page.

Division II-AAA rejoins the action this week after having last Friday off. Those teams are two wins away from Cookeville as they begin their postseason journey.

Top-seeded teams went 45-6 in round one, with the notable first-round exit locally by Fairview (Region 6-3A champion), the first time since 2015 that the Yellow Jackets did not advance to the round of 16.

Catch up on all of the first-round results:

Gallery: Independence 28, Smyrna 10 | Midstate Preps Plus

The Saturday Six – Round 1 | Midstate Preps Plus

With twins Destin and Keaten Wade back in the backfield, Summit upsets Gallatin in first round | Tennessean

TSSAA high school football playoffs: First round scoreboard | Tennessean

TSSAA high school football playoffs: First-round roundup from top games | Tennessean

TSSAA high school football playoffs: Second round pairings, schedule | Tennessean

5 takeaways: BGA’s Nick Semptimphelter sets passing records, Mt. Juliet wins without coach | Tennessean

Murfreesboro area football first-round playoff roundup: Oakland, Blackman get shutout wins | Daily News Journal

Riverdale football drops first-round playoff contest to Mt. Juliet | Daily News Journal

Smyrna football loses third straight first-round game to Independence | Daily News Journal

Murfreesboro area first-round football playoffs top performers | Daily News Journal

TSSAA football playoffs: If not Oakland vs. Maryville in Class 6A semifinals, then who? | Daily News Journal

Injured QB returns, rallies Eagleville to playoff win over Houston County | The Leaf Chronicle

Clarksville playoff roundup: CHS rallies to knock off Munford in 5A playoffs | The Leaf Chronicle

Football: Coutras leads Nolensville into 4A 2nd round; CPA cruises, Fairview falters | Williamson Herald

Football: Semptimphelter breaks school records in BGA’s opening round win | Williamson Herald

Football: Brentwood cruises into second round | Williamson Herald

Football: Wade brothers lead Summit past Gallatin in first round | Williamson Herald

Football: Cash, Campbell lead Indy past Smyrna for third season in a row | Williamson Herald

Football: Ravenwood advances with shutout of Stewarts Creek | Williamson Herald

Football: Franklin’s season ends in first round; Johnson, Walker lead Page to shutout win | Williamson Herald

Early TDs set tone in thrashing | Columbia Daily Herald

Lions push Bucs to brink | Columbia Daily Herald

Injuries take toll on Tigers | Columbia Daily Herald

Spartans stun host Green Wave | Columbia Daily Herald

Eagles stop the ’Dogs run again | Columbia Daily Herald

GAME OF THE WEEK: Summit football gets road win against Gallatin to start playoffs | Williamson Home Page

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Brentwood, Independence, BGA, Lipscomb, Page victorious; Franklin, Fairview falter | Williamson Home Page

CPA football blanks Knox Webb to advance to state quarterfinals | Williamson Home Page

Venue change doesn’t stifle Ravenwood football in playoff shutout of Stewarts Creek | Williamson Home Page

Nolensville, Mr. Football semifinalist Coutras blast Macon Co. to open playoffs | Williamson Home Page

FRA football blows past Northpoint Christian to get playoff win | Williamson Home Page

FRA running back Jeffrey Vercher reflects on breakout season | Williamson Home Page

Purple Tigers roar into second round | Lebanon Democrat

Lebanon teammates to oppose each other in all-star game | Lebanon Democrat

East Nashville rolls over Sycamore in first round | Cheatham County Exchange

Creek Wood advances to second round with win over Jackson North Side | Dickson Post

South Pittsburg eliminates Jo Byrns with blowout victory | Robertson County Connection

East Robertson falls to Bledsoe County in first round | Robertson County Connection

Ezell-Harding wins MTAC Championship in first 8-man season | Robertson County Connection

Springfield takes early lead, holds on to advance in playoffs | Robertson County Connection

Oakland opens title defense with shutout of Lebanon | Murfreesboro Post

Independence ousts Smyrna with 28-10 road victory | Murfreesboro Post

Blackman advances with 24-0 win over Wilson Central | Murfreesboro Post

Ravenwood too much for Stewarts Creek in 35-0 victory | Murfreesboro Post

Turnovers plague Riverdale in 20-14 loss at Mt. Juliet | Murfreesboro Post

MTCS ends season with 26-21 loss to Fayette Academy | Murfreesboro Post

Green Wave turnaround season ends in first round | Gallatin News

Third quarter dominance propels Commandos into second round | Hendersonville Standard

Beech remains perfect with 6-3 win in defensive slugfest | Hendersonville Standard

Watertown blows past Tellico Plains | Wilson Post

Donelson Christian cruises past Tipton-Rosemark | Main Street Preps

Brentwood ousts McGavock for third consecutive season | Main Street Preps

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