The TSSAA announced its high school football playoff brackets Saturday morning and 20 Chattanooga-area teams qualified for the playoffs. First-round games kickoff on Friday and the postseason culminates with the BlueCross Bowl state championship games, to be played Dec. 5-7 at Tennessee Tech University.
Here are the playoff pairings involving area teams:
Friday, Nov. 8 TSSAA playoffs first round
Pope John Paul II (3-6) at Baylor (6-4)
McCallie (3-7) at Father Ryan (6-4)
South Pittsburg has a bye
Boyd-Buchanan has a bye
Rockwood (7-3) at Silverdale Baptist (9-1)
Middle Tennessee Christian (6-4) at Marion County (8-2)
Grundy County (4-6) at Upperman (10-0)
Tyner (4-6) at Smith County (6-4)
Cascade (7-3) at Notre Dame (7-3)
Sequatchie County (5-5) at Polk County (8-2)
Marshall County (4-6) at Signal Mountain (7-3)
Central (5-5) at Sequoyah (8-2)
East Ridge (5-5) at Hixson (7-3)
Lenoir City (5-5) at Rhea County (9-1)
Cleveland (7-3) at White County (8-2)
Oak Ridge (7-3) at East Hamilton (8-2)
Stone Memorial (6-4) at Ooltewah (8-2)
Bradley Central (5-5) at Maryville (10-0)
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