Most teams in the area open region play this week, so the playoff push effectively begins now. This week’s results will go a long way toward determining playoff teams, home-field advantage and carving the path to Cookeville. It’s an important week.
Catch up on news from around the area:
Tennessee high school football Associated Press statewide poll | Tennessean
A couple of classes in Division II saw changes at the top, but all of the No. 1-ranked teams in Division I remained there this week.
Tennessean Midstate high school football top-10 rankings | Tennessean
CITY CAFE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: BGA QB Nick Semptimphelter, WR Antonio Stevens | Franklin Home Page
COLUMN: Indy’s Ethan Cash good enough to keep Eagles in region conversation | Franklin Home Page
Lions notch historic win on way to region opener | Cannon Courier