Opening Drive (Nov. 16): Do it again

The Division I playoffs hit the quarterfinal round this week, and for the eight teams remaining in each class, a win means a Thanksgiving morning practice before the semifinal round.

In order to get there, however, quite a few teams will need to beat their opponent for a second time this season. Eleven of this week’s matchups including area teams are rematches either of a game earlier this season, or a playoff game from last season, including four of the Division II semifinal games.

Among them:

  • Class 1A
  • South Pittsburg at Gordonsville – South Pittsburg won 40-0 in last year’s quarterfinals
  • Class 2A
  • Trousdale County at Watertown – Watertown won 9-7 on Sept. 4, Trousdale County won 22-19 in last year’s quarterfinals
  • Class 3A
  • Pearl-Cohn at Stewart County – Pearl-Cohn won 42-0 in last year’s first round
  • Class 4A
  • Nolensville at Tullahoma – Tullahoma won 29-14 on Oct. 23
  • Class 5A
  • Northeast at Henry County – Henry County won 58-0 on Oct. 23
  • Class 6A
  • Riverdale at Oakland – Oakland won 30-7 on Oct. 16
  • Franklin at Brentwood – Brentwood won 42-20 on Oct. 16
  • Division II-A
  • Nashville Christian at Davidson Academy – Davidson Academy won 35-0 on Sept. 4
  • Division II-AA
  • Goodpasture at CPA – CPA won 36-0 on Oct. 16
  • Division II-AAA
  • McCallie at Brentwood Academy – Brentwood Academy won 30-27 on Sept. 4
  • MUS at MBA – MBA won 30-27 on Sept. 18, MBA won 20-3 in last year’s semifinals

Meanwhile, catch up on what you might have missed from the second round:

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