MJ Bears visit Gallatin
Once upon a time, there was nothing bigger than Mt. Juliet and Gallatin getting after it on a Friday night. Perhaps those days have returned.
Oakland vs. Riverdale, Smith County vs. Gordonsville, Portland vs. White House and Tullahoma vs. Coffee County are all notable Middle Tennessee grudge matches.
But when both teams are playing their best football, there's nothing quite like it. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Calvin Short Field aka "The Wave Yard".
Live radio coverage is available at WHIN-AM 1010 and www.whinradio.com.
Last year's game was a doozy as Gallatin won 7-0 at Mt. Juliet -- snapping a modest three-game losing streak to the Golden Bears.
Tickets will not be available at the gate Friday as the Green Wave plays its home opener.
Mt. Juliet was provided a link for advance online sales with no tickets being made available Friday at the gates.
Gallatin stands 3-0 on the season after opening with lopsided victories over Lebanon, Station Camp and Green Hill -- all on the road. The Green Wave have outscored their opponents 111-20 this season.
Mt. Juliet comes in 2-0 with home wins over Stewarts Creek (30-16) and Lebanon (45-24).
Gallatin QB Mason Stanley enters the game off a 10-of-19 passing performance against Green Hill for 149 yards and a TD. He also ran for 40 yards on eight attempts.
His opposite number is Mt. Juliet's Stephen Swoner. A junior, Swoner had a rough night against Lebanon, tossing three interceptions in the first half. He finished 7-of-14 for 164 yards and one touchdown.
Mt. Juliet sports a strong 1-2 punch in the backfield with seniors Conlin Baggott and Camron Malone.
The pair combined to rush for 212 yards against Lebanon. Gallatin's top runner is Trae Gentry who averaged 10 yards per carry against Lebanon in the season opener.
Watertown at DeKalb County
Fresh from a thrilling 9-7 road victory over Trousdale County High, Watertown steps outside Region 4, 2A to take on DeKalb County High.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Smithville with live radio coverage available on WJLE-FM 101.7 or online at www.wjle.com.
DeKalb County stands 1-2 on the season after picking up a narrow 31-30 road win at Cumberland County last week.
Watertown picked up a third quarter touchdown and held on for the win last week against the Yellow Jackets.
La Vergne at Lebanon
Lebanon returns home to take on La Vergne High Friday, Sept. 11. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium.
Live radio coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. on WANT-FM 98.9 and www.wantfm.com with a live video stream available via Facebook Live on the Blue Devil Broadcasting page.
The Blue Devils stand 0-2 after suffering losses to Gallatin (29-11) and Mt. Juliet (45-24) in successive outings.
La Vernge, under the direction of new head coach Mike Woodward, is 2-0 on the field after picking up wins over Rockvale (49-35) and Green Hill (27-7).
The Wolverines were idle last week as their scheduled Week 3 opponent Antioch was unable to play due to Metro Nashville's Covid-19 policies.
Elusive quarterback Lavandrea Webb returns under center while bullish tailback Ray Banner is a handful to tackle.
Wilson Central at Kenwood
While the original schedule calls for Wilson Central to play at Antioch this week, Metro Nashville's Covid-19 policy forced the Wildcats to look elsewhere for a Week 4 opponent.
Coach Brad Dedman managed to find Montgomery County's Kenwood High with an opening, so the 'Cats hit the trail Friday to take on the Knights.
WCHS defeated Rossview High 27-7 in last week's home opener, improving to 1-2. Kenwood is 0-1 with a 23-13 loss to Northeast two weeks ago.
Green Hill at Goodpasture
The Hawks of Green Hill HIgh journey to Madison Friday to take on 3-0 Goodpasture Christian School.
The Cougars topped rival BGA 32-28 last week while Green Hill lost 42-3 to Gallatin and fell to 0-2 on the season.
MJ Christian at The King's Academy
Mt. Juliet Christian travels to Seymour Friday in search of win number on on the season at regional rival The King's Academy.
TKA enters Friday's game 3-0 on the season.
Chattanooga Grace Baptist at Friendship Christian
Following an unexpected open week due to Covid-19 precautions, Friendship Christian School (1-1) is scheduled to host Chattanooga Grace Baptist (0-1) Friday in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
The Commanders are still without a handful of players due to Covid-19.