Opening Drive (Aug. 15): Final tuneups begin

It’s the last Thursday of the preseason, which means one more scrimmage or jamboree for many of the teams around the area over the course of the next three days. Catch up on news from around the area:

615Preps Podcast Episode 3: 1A/2A/4A/Division II-A previews | Midstate Preps Plus

The final preseason preview show hits four classes, discusses possible first-time state champions and an announcement on the first Midstate Spotlight Game of the Week location.

Video: Region 5-6A standouts discuss upcoming football season | Daily News Journal

Video: MTCS, Eagleville standouts discuss upcoming season | Daily News Journal

Rutherford County squads look ahead as the regular season draws closer.

Oakland RB Brown out several weeks with injury | Daily News Journal

The defending 6A champs are already having their depth tested.

Clarksville area’s top 10 storylines for high school football season | The Leaf Chronicle (subscription content)

A good list of things to keep an eye on in Montgomery County.

2018 Maury County Offensive Leaders | Columbia Daily Herald

Numbers to know from the top offensive players in Maury County.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Fairview flying into season with new look | Franklin Home Page

The Yellow Jackets have some work to do to continue their run atop Region 6-3A.

White House starts slow, finishes strong against Goodpasture | Robertson County Connection

Creek Wood has strong showing in scrimmage | Cheatham County Exchange

Gallatin knocks off 5A foe Shelbyville 20-7 | Gallatin News

Knights scrimmage Ravenwood in preseason tune up | Gallatin News

Bucs top Bulldogs in second preseason scrimmage | Hendersonville Standard

Commandos show physicality in scrimmage against Rhea County | Hendersonville Standard

Scrimmage reports rolling in from around the area.

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