Opening Drive (Aug. 20): Building anticipation

Some teams around the state begin their journey to Cookeville on Thursday, while most of the rest set sail on Friday.

One announcement to make: This week’s episode of the 615Preps Podcast has not one, but two guests planned – Gallatin head coach Chad Watson and Lebanon head coach Chuck Gentry will check in with us before their season-opening clash on Friday evening.

Catch up on news from around the area:

The state’s top recruit adjusts his announcement plans:

Video: Turf installation at Oakland | Daily News Journal

Ray Hughes Stadium’s playing surface seems to be coming along nicely.

Hot and Humid; Rain Chances Increase Each Day This Week | Nashville Severe Weather

We suggest you bookmark this site now in advance of the season. As if we really needed a wet start to the schedule, it seems like there’s a decent chance of it.

Seven seniors lead the 2019 Lions into battle Friday | Cannon Courier

Cannon County travels to White County to open their 2019 schedule this week.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Page aims to build on historic 2018 campaign | Franklin Home Page

The Patriots aren’t going to sneak up on anyone this year, and they’ll open with the Battle of 840 at Fairview this week.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Brentwood Academy going for fifth-straight title | Brentwood Home Page

Can anyone stop the Eagles? That’s a big question heading into the 2019 season.

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Lipscomb Academy enters new era with Trent Dilfer | Brentwood Home Page

Making the splashiest hire of the offseason, the Mustangs now enter the campaign with high expectations.

Photos and results from the Robertson County Jamboree | Cheatham County Exchange

A brief recap of the six two-quarter matchups at East Robertson.

Main Street Preps announces inaugural Super 22 team | Dickson Post

Another list of the area’s best.  

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