Hixson

(Tennessee playoff kickoffs at 7 p.m. local time)

Becca Barnes hasn't missed a game in which her husband, Justin, has coached since they got married 10 years ago. Their daughters, 4-year-old Brenna and 14-month-old Brinkley, haven't missed any since they were born.

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.

There were not many tricks for the Hixson Wildcats football team, but they managed to collect a few treats at home in a 19-0 District 6-AA win in a frigid Halloween contest Friday night against Brainerd.

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)

The last time Hixson High School made the state football playoffs three years running, the coach was Dan Duff.

Jordan Johnson's impact on the field began a few minutes before kickoff.

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.

The Boyd-Buchanan girls' soccer team was confused by the formation East Ridge presented at the beginning of their Region 3-A/AA semifinal match Tuesday. As a result, the Lady Bucs did the only thing they knew to do.

At times they've been the few, but they've always been proud.

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