Decisive Week In Football Set To Unfold Across The State

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, many schools are going outside the region for competition this week, as just under 70 of the nearly 160 scheduled games are between region foes.

The 2021 BlueCross Bowl state football championships will be held December 2-4, 2021 at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga.

The TSSAA Board of Control selected Chattanooga as host of the 2021 and 2022 football championships.

TSSAA encourages everyone -- administrators, coaches, officials, and fans -- to work together to follow the protocols that local host schools have in place so that our student-athletes have the opportunity to enjoy athletic competition throughout this new year. Although most TSSAA mandates from a year ago are no longer in place, it is important that visiting teams and spectators adhere to the rules or requirements instituted by local school boards, municipalities and other government agencies where they are traveling. TSSAA believes that every adult and every participant should do their part and conduct themselves safely and thoughtfully so that the schools can provide as many opportunities as possible for the student-athletes this fall.

The full scoreboard and schedules can be found at

Historical Notes

Stone Memorial at Kingston: The home team has won the last four straight in the series. Stone Memorial's victories in 2018 and 2020 were decided by a combined three points.

Dobyns Bennett at Oak Ridge: The winning team has scored exactly 41 points three times in the last five contests (2016, 2018, 2019). The home team has won four of the last five.

Summit at Shelbyville: The visiting team has won four of the last five meetings.

Trinity Christian at Jackson Christian: The last time Jackson Christian won at home was 2016 with a 42-28 victory.

Jackson South Side at Jackson North Side: The last South Side win in this series came in 2017, which was a 20-6 affair at North Side.

CAK at Notre Dame: This series is tied 2-2 since 2017. The last home victory for Notre Dame came in 2017, a 41-10 contest in Chattanooga.

Scott High at Gatlinburg-Pittman: Gatlinburg-Pittman has won the last four meetings in this series. Scott's last win came in 2017, a 34-28 victory for the Highlanders in Gatlinburg.

Cloudland at Johnson Co.: Johnson County leads this series 3-1 in the last four meetings. The last home win for Johnson Co. came in 2017.

Coalfield at Oliver Springs: The home team has won the last three meetings.

Arlington at Houston: Arlington's last win in the series came in 2017 with a 41-27 Week 3 victory at Houston.

David Crockett at Daniel Boone: The home team has won the last four meetings. Daniel Boone was the last visitor to win in the series, with a 14-10 win in 2016.

Watching Online

The full scoreboard and schedules can be found at

Schools will be broadcasting nearly 60 football games this week on the NFHS Network live video streaming platform. With an NFHS Network subscription you can watch any and all games for one low monthly or annual fee. The games (with links to the broadcasts) are:

Alcoa vs. Tyner Academy
Battle Ground Academy vs. Franklin Road Academy
Bradley Central vs. Rhea County
Brainerd vs. Ooltewah
Chattanooga Central vs. East Ridge
Cheatham County Central vs. Waverly Central
Clarksville vs. Maplewood
Clarksville Academy vs. Columbia Academy
Cornersville vs. Moore County
Cumberland County vs. Jackson County
Daniel Boone vs. David Crockett
Fairview vs. Sycamore
Fulton vs. Farragut
Gleason School vs. Perry County
Glencliff vs. Creek Wood
Green Hill vs. Station Camp
Greenfield School vs. Gibson County
Harding Academy vs. Fayette Academy
Harpeth vs. Hickman County
Harriman vs. Oakdale School
Haywood vs. Covington
Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central vs. McKenzie
Hunters Lane vs. White County
Huntingdon vs. Peabody
Independence vs. Page
Jackson County vs. Cumberland County
Jefferson County vs. Morristown-Hamblen West
John Overton vs. Antioch
Johnson County vs. Cloudland
Lipscomb Academy vs. Christ Presbyterian Academy
Maryville vs. West
Memphis University School vs. PURE Youth Athletics Alliance
Montgomery Central vs. Marshall County
Mt. Pleasant vs. Spring Hill
Nolensville vs. Franklin
Northeast vs. Henry County
Northpoint Christian School (MS) vs. Sheffield
Northwest vs. Kenwood
Notre Dame vs. Christian Academy of Knoxville
Oliver Springs vs. Coalfield
Ravenwood vs. Pope John Paul II Preparatory School
Red Bank vs. East Hamilton
Riverdale vs. East Nashville Magnet
Roane County vs. Stone Memorial
Rockwood vs. McMinn Central
Rossview vs. Hendersonville
Siegel vs. Lincoln County
Silverdale Baptist Academy vs. Grace Christian
Soddy-Daisy vs. Hixson
Springfield vs. Portland
Stewart County vs. White House Heritage
Stratford STEM Magnet School vs. Davidson Academy
Tellico Plains vs. Sweetwater
Upperman vs. Walker Valley
Wartburg Central vs. Sunbright School
West Creek vs. Whites Creek
Westmoreland vs. White House
Wilson Central vs. Stewarts Creek

All NFHS Network events are available to watch online at and through the NFHS Network Live App for iOS and Android.

The girls' soccer postseason is underway, with the state tournament approaching next week. Fans can watch numerous games LIVE on the NFHS Network.

The state volleyball tournament is being held this week. Fans can watch every single match of the state volleyball tournament LIVE on the NFHS Network.

For a full list of all Tennessee events this week on the Network, go to Your subscription to the NFHS Network sends money back to the schools and helps to cover the costs of offering the service.

Watching the games is easy, whether it's on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Download the NFHS Network app from Google Play or the iTunes App Store and take the live coverage with you wherever you go.

COVID-19 Standings

TSSAA has updated the scoreboard, schedules and standings to show wins for the schools whose opponents canceled due to COVID-19.

The schools listed below were awarded a Week 9 win:

Alcoa High School
Brentwood Academy
Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School

If a school is forced to cancel a contest due to COVID-19 this football season, the game will be considered a “no contest” and the team will not receive a loss on their schedule. The school who is able to play will receive a win for playoff seeding purposes. They may schedule a replacement opponent, but the result of the newly scheduled contest must count in the school’s overall record in place of the “COVID-19” win. A school’s overall, regular season record cannot include more than 10 results.

Contests where both teams were unable to play due to COVID-19 are considered "no-contests" and have been removed from the schedules.


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