Opening Drive (Aug. 19): Game week

It’s the Monday before Week 1, and now we can turn our attention solely to games that count. Catch up on news from around the area:

Who Ya Got? Vote on this week’s biggest games | Midstate Preps Plus

Remember to vote on your picks, and we’ll discuss those 10 games on the podcast this week. Page has certainly gotten involved early in the polling.

Ranking the Nashville area high school football teams 1-129 | Tennessean

A preseason ranking of the Tennessean coverage area schools. Will be interesting to see how they finish up.

Photos: Metro Nashville football jamboree | Tennessean

A gallery from the weekend’s Metro jamboree.

Region 3-6A football preview: Can Oakland repeat? | Daily News Journal (subscription content)

The DNJ puts the Patriots and the rest of their region under the microscope.

Why Caleb Mandrell and the Portland offense could be even better in 2019 | Portland Sun

The Panthers are an intriguing team in Class 4A and their senior signal-caller is a big reason for that intrigue.

Photos: Hillsboro vs. MJCA – Metro Jamboree | Wilson Post

A gallery from Mt. Juliet Christian’s final tuneup against the Burros.

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