Stars: The Pirates started the year planning to lean heavily on RB Corbin Fitzgerald, but he was injured in their game against Boyd-Buchanan so they turned to Chase Blevins and Triston Adams.
(Tennessee playoff kickoffs at 7 p.m. local time)
It looks as if the TSSAA did a fairly decent job this season with its playoff pairings but there always are those items that can be scrutinized.
When Rob Spence left Pikeville on Friday evening, he did so thinking his football team was through for 2014, so the Chattanooga Christian coach got quite a surprise Saturday morning when he received a call saying the Chargers were in the state playoffs.
TUNNEL HILL, Ga. — The homecoming candidates shivered their way through halftime ceremonies at Northwest Whitfield High School.
Storyline: The Red Raiders have lost four straight games -- to the state's top three teams in Division II-AA and to an Oakland team ranked among the best in Class 6A -- and are looking for momentum before the playoffs. Defensively, Baylor needs to get better quickly as it has allowed more than 30 points per game in this four-game slide.
Storyline: Since a season-opening loss to Knox Catholic, the Irish have posted eight consecutive wins with an average victory margin of 34 points.
(All kickoffs at 7:30 Eastern unless noted)
RINGGOLD, Ga. — Shannon Brooks and his 1,700 rushing yards dominated the pregame talk, but the Pickens County defense stole the show Friday night in a 23-0 Region 7-AAAA win at Heritage.
Some of their situations may seem dire, but the great majority of football teams in the northwest Georgia area still have postseason lives to play for with three Friday nights to go in the regular season.
Many have tried to contain Shannon Brooks, but no one has succeeded in slowing the state of Georgia's leading rusher in high school football this season.
Storyline: After playing tough against top-ranked Brentwood Academy last week, Baylor has another rugged task in this Division II-AA East/Middle Region game.
Runs in bunches, sparkling defense and a steady arm in the circle — Heritage High School softball had it all.