Sixteen area teams dropped out of the playoffs on Friday, leaving 19 squads still fighting for their state title dreams across the nine classifications.
There is at least one team still standing in each class, and at least two teams will get to punch their tickets to Cookeville when Division II semifinals wrap up this week.
Gordonsville (5-7) is the last area team standing in Class 1A, as the Tigers travel to South Pittsburg (11-0) for a quarterfinal contest on Friday.
A Region 4-2A rematch will determine the final 2A area team when Trousdale County (10-1) visits Watertown (10-2).
In 3A, Pearl-Cohn (12-0) is the final area team in contention, as the Firebirds play host to Giles County in the quarterfinal round.
One of DeKalb County (8-4) or Nolensville (10-2) will play on Black Friday as the winner of that contest will advance to the 4A semifinals. On the western half of the bracket, Springfield (9-3) has reached the quarterfinals for the fifth consecutive season.
Summit (10-2) is the final Class 5A team standing from the coverage area, and the Spartans are headed to Shelbyville (11-1) for a quarterfinal rematch.
Two teams are guaranteed to get a Thanksgiving practice in Class 6A. Both will come from rivalry rematches, as Blackman (8-4) visits Oakland (12-0) and Ravenwood (11-1) travels to Brentwood (10-2).
At least one Division II-A team from the area will get to Cookeville when Davidson Academy (10-2) visits Friendship Christian (10-2), while Nashville Christian (11-0) also can get to the BlueCross Bowl when the Eagles host USJ (9-3).
The last team standing in Division II-AA will be either Lipscomb Academy (7-5) or CPA (6-6), as the two region foes meet on in Friday’s semifinals.
In Division II-AAA, nothing is certain for Ensworth (8-3) or MBA (7-4). The Tigers travel to McCallie (9-2) in one semifinal, while the Big Red take their defense to MUS (10-1) in the other.
(A quick note: If your team’s region has announced its All-Region Team, please send those to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d like to spread the word of those players’ accomplishments.)
Catch up on everything that happened in round two:
Gallery: Summit 28, Page 3 | Midstate Preps Plus
Gallery: Ravenwood 35, Cane Ridge 0 | Midstate Preps Plus
The Saturday Six – Round 2 | Midstate Preps Plus
Reggie Grimes II, Ravenwood continue hot defensive play, shut out Cane Ridge in 6A second round | Tennessean
TSSAA high school football playoffs: Second round scoreboard | Tennessean
TSSAA football playoffs: Nashville area second-round roundup | Tennessean
5 takeaways: Lipscomb Academy reaches semifinals in coach Trent Dilfer’s first season | Tennessean
Nashville area high school football top performers for second round of TSSAA playoffs | Tennessean
Murfreesboro area second-round playoff roundup: Blackman-Oakland rematch set | Daily News Journal
Blackman rides defense in second half to stymie Hendersonville, advance to quarterfinals | Daily News Journal
Trailing for first time in third quarter, Oakland goes Wildcat to beat Mt. Juliet | Daily News Journal
Henry County football homefield advantage too much for Clarksville again | The Leaf Chronicle
Playoff Football: Nolensville surges into quarterfinals, hands Livingston Academy first loss | Williamson Herald
Playoff Football: BGA falls on the road; CPA advances to semis | Williamson Herald
Playoff Football: Red-hot Ravenwood shuts out Cane Ridge | Williamson Herald
Playoff Football: Summit dominates Page to advance to quarterfinals | Williamson Herald
Playoff Football: Brentwood escapes Indy for ‘Battle of the Woods’ quarterfinal rematch | Williamson Herald
How does one become Mr. Football? Here’s the process besides the on-field play | Williamson Herald
Ravenwood football posts shutout of Cane Ridge to make quarterfinals with Brentwood | Williamson Home Page
Brentwood football makes it past Indy to reach state quarterfinals | Williamson Home Page
CPA football advances to state semifinals with strong performance by QB Cade Law | Williamson Home Page
GAME OF THE WEEK: Summit football relies on rushing attack to defeat rival Page | Williamson Home Page
Nolensville football stuns Livingston Academy to reach quarterfinals for first time | Williamson Home Page
FOOTBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: BGA, FRA both fall in road contests | Williamson Home Page
Lipscomb Academy football steamrolls Knoxville Grace to reach D-II AA semis | Williamson Home Page
Streak, season end for ’Dogs | Columbia Daily Herald
Spartans turn tables, advance | Columbia Daily Herald
Eagles’ comeback cut short | Columbia Daily Herald
Creek Wood’s season ends against Hardin County | Dickson Post
Drake Alsup invited to Blue-Grey Bowl, still weighing college options | Robertson County Connection
Springfield back in quarterfinals for fifth straight season | Robertson County Connection
Blackman tops Hendersonville 28-14 in second round of playoffs | Murfreesboro Post
Oakland holds off Mt. Juliet 24-14 in second round | Murfreesboro Post
Eagleville’s season ends in second round with 32-6 loss to Forrest | Murfreesboro Post
FOOTBALL — Region 4-6A postseason awards | Hendersonville Standard
UNTIL NEXT YEAR: Bucs fall short of Class 5A Quarterfinals | Hendersonville Standard
Watertown cruises past Bledsoe County | Wilson Post
FRIDAY FINAL — Friendship Christian 45, Columbia Academy 19 | Wilson Post
Davidson Academy knocks off Donelson Christian, advances to semifinals | Main Street Preps