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Opening Drive (Nov. 20): Down to three

There was an old Schoolhouse Rock song – “Three is a Magic Number,” and whether it’s actually true or not depends on who you ask. To the three Mr. Football finalists in each category, it is. To the teams who are three wins away from state championships, it is.

For those hoping to stay dry Friday and avoid a third week of nasty weather this season, well, it’s not.

Anyway, with three weeks left until all the titles are decided in Cookeville, the Mr. Football finalists were announced on Tuesday. And although the winners have already been decided, it’s still a chance to honor those who will be in Nashville the Monday before the championship games potentially receiving those accolades.

On this week’s edition of the 615Preps Podcast, we discuss some of the surprises of the second round, including DeKalb County’s unlikely run to the quarterfinals. Tiger radio analyst Luke Willoughby joins the show to talk about what’s behind their historic run, and we choose our Player of the Week as well as make picks for the Division I quarterfinals and Division II semifinals.

Catch up on news from around the area:

615Preps Podcast Episode 18: Second-round surprises | Midstate Preps Plus

Mr. Football finalists announced | Midstate Preps Plus

Friday’s Soaker, Turkey Rain? | Nashville Severe Weather

TSSAA announces 2019 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football finalists | Tennessean

Breaking down Oakland vs. Blackman quarterfinal | Daily News Journal

Playoff Football: Summit heads to Shelbyville, again, for quarterfinal showdown | Williamson Herald

Playoff Football: After 0-4 start, CPA is one win away from championship berth | Williamson Herald

Playoff Football: Nolensville hosts DeKalb Co. with semifinal berth on the line | Williamson Herald

Football: Nolensville’s Coutras, BGA’s Semptimphelter named Mr. Football Finalists | Williamson Herald

BGA’s Semptimphelter, Nolensville’s Coutras, Ravenwood’s Akers, BA’s Perry among 2019 Mr. Footbal finalists | Williamson Home Page

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Summit, Nolensville vying for state semis | Williamson Home Page

FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PREVIEW: CPA, Lipscomb going for D-II AA state spot | Williamson Home Page

FINAL MAURY COUNTY OFFENSIVE LEADERS | Columbia Daily Herald

Bears’ upset bid falls short, 24-14 | Lebanon Democrat

Main Street Preps Top 25 Poll | Cheatham County Exchange

Blackman’s Murphy, MTCS’ McGowan Mr. Football finalists | Murfreesboro Post

Finalists for 2019 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards announced | Murfreesboro Post

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