The heat can be unrelenting in this part of the year, and for teams preparing for Week 1, that heat applies to more than just the actual temperature. Catch up on news from around the area from this past weekend:
Our second preseason episode highlights Class 6A and Division II-AA, as well as who are some candidates to repeat as state champions and what games stand out in the Week 1 schedule.
As recruiting talk heats up, these are the names that will pop up often in those discussions.
Teams in Clarksville have their eyes on Week 1, and the preseason is taking on increased importance for some of them.
One of those scrimmages gave the Knights and Hawks some needed reps.
A new head coach has the Red Hawks looking to get back into the playoff picture in Region 5-6A.
Westmoreland and Jo Byrns both have some depth that needs to develop during this preseason.
Needing to replace its starting QB, the Yellow Jackets took some lumps in their second scrimmage. Meanwhile, East Nashville is counting on experience to try and get past the second round this season.
The Green Wave brought in CPA for a scrimmage last week in hopes of improving on the details.