Opening Drive (Aug. 9): Two weeks to go

Not like anyone’s counting down the days or anything like that, but with two weeks left until the regular season begins, teams are starting to get a better idea of who needs to be on the field for the first snaps of the 2019 season. Catch up on news from around the region:

Dandy Dozen: Ensworth’s Keshawn Lawrence says Tennessee is home | Tennessean (subscription content)

The No. 2 prospect on the Dandy Dozen list plans to head to Knoxville next season, but he and the Tigers have some unfinished business first.

How far can Clarksville’s O-line carry it? | The Leaf Chronicle (subscription content)

A big question for the Wildcats, considering they must contend with the likes of Henry County in Region 7-5A.

One gridiron question, five answers | Columbia Daily Herald

A little more revealed about the five Maury County teams.

Bulldogs get an early gauge in preseason scrimmage against Cannon County | Macon County Times

Tigers, Bulldogs to participate in Jamboree | Macon County Times

Red Boiling Springs hopes to turn around a winless 2018 season, while Macon County has finished second in Region 3-4A each of the past two seasons. They’ll both be in the inaugural Industrial Bowl Jamboree on Aug. 16.

Yellow Jackets take part in two scrimmages | Hartsville Vidette

Last season’s Class 2A runner-up opened its preseason schedule against Lake County and Livingston Academy, giving first-year head coach Blake Satterfield a look at what his squad has early on.

Bison and Raiders battle in preseason | Gallatin News

Station Camp and McGavock scrimmaged early last Friday, but neither one found the end zone.

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