Opening Drive (Aug. 3): Hitting somebody else for a change

Teams have been able to hit somebody other than their own in the past couple of days, only adding to the anticipation of opening week in the area. Catch up on stories from around the region:

Photos: Lipscomb Academy scrimmage at White House | Midstate Preps Plus

A pair of squads with first-year head coaches (Lipscomb Academy’s Trent Dilfer and White House’s Ryan Hamilton) opened their preseason schedule against each other on Friday.

High school football: Brentwood Academy vs. Pearl-Cohn scrimmage | Tennessean

Pearl-Cohn visited Brentwood Academy to kick off their preseason scrimmage schedule on Friday.

Dandy Dozen: Mt. Juliet’s Malik Bowen, a Duke commitment, to expand offensive role in 2019 | Tennessean (subscription content)

Mt. Juliet might run a Wing-T offense, but that doesn’t mean one of their wideouts can’t be a threat. Quite the opposite, in fact. Bowen doesn’t need to find the ball, because it’ll find him.

Smyrna’s Rucker hopes to build off SEC offer | Daily News Journal (subscription content)

Kentucky was the first to offer Zion Rucker. As a junior stepping into a bigger role, he can catch more SEC interest.

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