Opening Drive (Aug. 18): Preseason’s done
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Opening Drive (Aug. 18): Preseason’s done

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Saturday’s jamboree action capped all the preseason festivities for area high school squads. The next time they hit the field to hit somebody else, it’ll count. Catch up on news from around the region, and remember that the #615Preps Podcast is now on Apple Podcasts, so go subscribe:

Photo Gallery: Industrial Bowl Jamboree | Midstate Preps Plus

Five teams got their final preseason work in at Macon County on Friday.

Photo gallery: Westmoreland at Portland jamboree | Midstate Preps Plus

Photo gallery: Beech at Mt. Juliet jamboree | Midstate Preps Plus

Meanwhile, other area programs hosted jamborees with just one other team.

TSSAA: Reggie Grimes, No. 1 football recruit in state, ruled eligible at Ravenwood | Tennessean

The biggest offseason storyline now has a resolution, just in time for the regular season.

Nashville area high school football preview: Class 1A and 2A players to watch, region predictions | Tennessean (subscription content)

Nashville area high school football preview: Class 3A, 4A top players, region predictions | Tennessean (subscription content)

Nashville area high school football preview: Class 5A, 6A players to watch, region predictions | Tennessean (subscription content)

Nashville area high school football preview: Division II players to watch, region predictions | Tennessean (subscription content)

More preseason predictions coming around in the final week before things get real.

Highlights from the Metro Nashville football jamboree, Day 1 | Tennessean

Highlights from Day 3 of Metro Nashville football jamboree | Tennessean

Metro teams got their fair share of work in the traditional Metro Jamboree.

Photos: East Robertson jamboree | Tennessean

Watch the highlights from the East Robertson football jamboree | Tennessean

Plenty of squads made the trip to Cross Plains to finish their preseason preparations.

Video: Smyrna battles MBA in jamboree | Daily News Journal

Highlights from the final tune-up for the Bulldogs and Big Red.

Region 5-6A football preview, predictions | Daily News Journal

A highly competitive region should see some tight games this season.

Newson, Burns add ‘physicality’ to Blackman receiving corps | Daily News Journal

Replacing Trey Knox, Adonis Otey and Micaleous Elder was never going to be an easy task. But a couple of transfers hope to make their mark for the Blaze this time around.

Video: Top plays from Clarksville area football jamboree | The Leaf Chronicle (subscription content)

Highlights from Friday’s Montgomery County Jamboree in Clarksville.

Ground game spurs ’Dogs past Tigers | Columbia Daily Herald

Columbia Academy’s final tune-up was about the rushing attack, while Mt. Pleasant hit on a big pass play but was otherwise shut out in two quarters.

Quick Raider scores stun Dickson County | Columbia Daily Herald

Early big plays set the tone for Spring Hill in their two-quarter triumph. Meanwhile, anticipation mounts for the college decision of Dickson County standout Trevonn Rybka.

Lions stymied in Creek Wood loss | Columbia Daily Herald

Columbia Central came up empty in its final dress rehearsal, while Creek Wood’s option running game found some success on Friday. Also of note – both teams wore home uniforms in this contest, and they looked excellent. More games like that, please.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Independence taking introspective approach to 2019 | Franklin Home Page

The Eagles finished 6-6 in a tough region, and improvement doesn’t guarantee a higher playoff seed.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Brentwood hopes for continued growth as hard slate awaits | Franklin Home Page

Though Ravenwood went further in the playoffs last year, the Bruins have experience in a key spot returning in junior quarterback Cade Granzow.

Football Tunes Up With Scrimmage Tonight | Cannon Courier

Cannon County head coach Matt Daniel gave his thoughts before the Lions’ scrimmage at Middle Tennessee Christian on Friday.

Knights cap final scrimmage with 50-yard field goal | Gallatin News

Pope John Paul II will not have trouble with field goal range this season. Not many sophomores are hitting 50-yarders around these parts.

East Robertson receiver Taylor Groves moves to quarterback | Robertson County Connection

The Indians’ sophomore should make an impact at a new position this season. Meanwhile, it’s basically a position trade as the wideout swapped spots with the quarterback.

Oakland closes out preseason unblemished | Murfreesboro Post

Gallery: Oakland at Gallatin | Murfreesboro Post

Green Wave go toe-to-toe with defending 6A champs | Gallatin News

Gallatin’s first team marched right down the field in its lone series, but the defending 6A champs left the Wave Yard with the win to close the preseason.

Backups take center stage in Riverdale-Blackman jamboree | Murfreesboro Post

MTCS tunes up for season with 16-0 win over Cannon County | Murfreesboro Post

Plenty of preseason finales to be found around Murfreesboro the past couple of days.

Panthers welcome in Westmoreland for annual jamboree | Portland Sun

The two Sumner County foes couldn’t settle things in their preseason finale, ending in a deadlock.

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