Now that the Division II championship games are set, this
week’s all about the six Division I title matchups.
And although the most anticipated of those is the sixth
chapter in the playoff saga known as Oakland vs. Maryville, the others have
their own storylines to play out as well.
Trousdale County is looking for redemption after finishing
runner-up last season in Class 2A, but they’ll first have to travel to and
defeat Meigs County, who’s seeking to avenge their semifinal loss to the Yellow
Jackets in Hartsville last season.
Pearl-Cohn is on the cusp of perfection, but the Firebirds
must first get revenge for their Class 3A semifinal loss against Covington from
two years ago. Pearl-Cohn hosted that game, just like the Firebirds will this
Nolensville’s first venture into the Class 4A semifinals
means a long road trip east to Elizabehton. If the Knights hope to make Cookeville
their destination next week, they’ll have to come back from the Tri-Cities area
with a win over the unbeaten Cyclones.
Chapter three in the Haywood-Springfield semifinal feud
takes the conflict back where it started two years ago, which is good for the Yellow
Jackets, as the home team has won both prior meetings.
In 5A, Summit hopes to keep its deepest advance in motion, and
although the “revenge tour” doesn’t necessarily apply against Dyer County, the
Spartans can still draw from the momentum they built in the first three rounds.
Their defense provided the answers and will need to do so again.
Oakland-Maryville VI should be another good addition to the
anthology, but this one comes at the expense of a road trip for the Patriots,
meaning Black Friday shopping probably needs to wrap by 9 a.m. or earlier.
And then there’s Ravenwood, flying high after getting revenge
on Brentwood. Although Houston’s the opponent instead of Whitehaven, the motivation
is there all the same for the Raptors.
We’ll talk about all these games and more this week when the
615Preps Podcast drops Wednesday morning on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud,
Stitcher and other various streaming services.
Catch up on what you missed from the weekend:
numbers for the Division I semifinals | Midstate Preps Plus
Saturday Six – Round 3 | Midstate Preps Plus
Davidson Academy 27, Friendship Christian 10 | Midstate Preps Plus
CPA 24, Lipscomb Academy 7 | Midstate Preps Plus
CPA football went from 0-4 to a trip to the DII-AA state title game |
high school football playoffs: Third round scoreboard | Tennessean
high school football playoffs: Semifinals pairings, schedule | Tennessean
football playoffs: Roundup from third round | Tennessean
takeaways from the third round of the TSSAA football playoffs | Tennessean
avenges only loss, beats rival Brentwood in quarterfinals | Tennessean
gets sixth straight semifinal meeting with Maryville after topping Blackman |
Daily News Journal
high, penalties costly for Blackman in quarterfinal loss to Oakland | Daily News
Football: Garcia, Raptors defense smother Brentwood in ‘Battle of the Woods’ |
Football: Summit overcomes rough start to reach semifinals for first time |
Football: CPA ground game carries Lions back in DII-AA title game | Williamson
Football: Nolensville cruises into semifinals for first time | Williamson Herald
is the Spartans’ | Columbia Daily Herald
history, chasing history | Columbia Daily Herald
football shakes off slow start to top Shelbyville Central for school’s first
semifinals appearance | Williamson Home Page
OF THE WEEK: Ravenwood football soars past Brentwood to get back to state semis
| Williamson Home Page
Presbyterian Academy football makes second-straight state finals in Lipscomb
Academy win | Williamson Home Page
defense helps Nolensville football advance to state semifinals with win over
DeKalb County | Williamson Home Page
takes thriller over Hardin County, earns rematch with Haywood | Robertson
whips Blackman 31-14, Maryville up next | Murfreesboro Post
FINAL — Davidson Academy 27, Friendship Christian 10 | Wilson Post
comes up short in quarterfinal | Wilson Post