Opening Drive (Aug. 10): Getting closer

Round two of preseason scrimmages for most teams is in the books, and we’re now a week away from jamborees around the area. Catch up on news from around the region, and if you haven’t checked out our podcast yet, do it:

Photos: Davidson Academy at Mt. Juliet Academy scrimmage | Midstate Preps Plus

The defending Division II-A champs got some work in at Mt. Juliet Christian on Friday. Things got a bit chippy early, but cooler heads prevailed.

Dandy Dozen: Meet Ravenwood’s Reggie Grimes II, the top college football prospect in the Nashville area for 2019 | Tennessean (subscription content)

Five college programs await a decision from the state’s top recruit, while Reggie Grimes II and his family awaits a decision from the TSSAA on if he’ll be eligible at Ravenwood.

Oakland adds wrinkle to Wing-T offense | Daily News Journal

Well, we can’t say Kevin Creasy is resting on his laurels. He wants to make the defending 6A champs more explosive – as if the Patriots really needed the added firepower.

Gallery: Stewarts Creek Football Practice | Daily News Journal

Video: Stewarts Creek football practice | Daily News Journal

We saw the Red Hawks in their scrimmage at Wilson Central on Tuesday, but here’s some more shots and video at a Stewarts Creek practice.

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