Sequatchie County

The Chattanooga area is well represented in all classifications of this year’s Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state football teams.

Isaiah Robinson has consistently had good games throughout the season, amassing more than 1,300 yards through the regular season.

BENTON, Tenn. — Polk County football coach Derrick Davis spent a lot of time — and even more energy — getting his Wildcats prepared to play Sequatchie County in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs Friday night.

TSSAA kickoffs at 7 p.m. local time; Georgia games at 7:30

Evensville is over the mountain from Dunlap, but former Sequatchie County football coach Mike Zeller is coming back close to the area where he lived and coached for three years.

Since its inception, the TSSAA football playoff six-classification format has created controversy. But it can also produce intriguing matchups, and this year there's a chance for several area rematches in the first two rounds alone.

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.

DUNLAP, Tenn. — Bill Price got another district championship, but the Signal Mountain football coach's biggest win might have been avoiding a victory dousing in the final minute.

Rhea County has clinched the District 6-AAA championship and will be in the Class 5A playoffs.

The last Friday of Tennessee's high school football regular season has numerous coaches changing their postgame rituals.

Storyline: The District 7-AA championship is on the line. Signal can take it with a win while Sequatchie would need to win and Grundy County beat Notre Dame to get it.

(Coaches are invited to make nominations. Send an e-mail to Ward Gossett at wgossett@timesfreepress.com by 6 p.m. each Saturday.)

If you know of a 2013 football schedule change, please notify Ward Gossett at wgossett@timesfreepress.com.

Storyline: This is playoff preparation between two ranked teams in different districts, but the same postseason Class 5A grouping.

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