Storyline: The Red Raiders rake their show to Murfreesboro after a tough rivalry loss to McCallie. Baylor's offense never got going last week, and its defensive front will be tested this week against an Oakland offensive line that includes University of Tennessee commitments Kyle Oliver at TE and Jack Jones at OT.
Front-runner: McCallie (7-0, 3-0). The Blue Tornado have beat two previously unbeaten East/Middle region teams in Ensworth and Baylor.
Signal Mountain running back Skye Wilson is through for the year after learning Monday that he has a torn ACL, a torn MCL and torn meniscus in his left knee.
Earlier this football season a Soddy-Daisy player was injured seriously enough that the school's athletic trainers and the first responders did not want to move him.
Storyline: The Panthers have struggled offensively and without defensive help might be winless going into the District 6-AA game.
Scottsboro running back DeKarlos Billingsley set the school single-game rushing record with 333 yards in the team’s loss to North Jackson last week.
In recent years, college football Saturdays across the country have been christened by alliteration to try to magnify the meaning.
It's big-game week with a number of rivalries sprinkled in for additional flavor, and the average fan, those with loyalty to no particular school, will have his choice of good games to attend.
Lookout Valley's Lady Yellow Jackets will have a "Salute the Troops" day when they host Sale Creek and Ringgold in volleyball Thursday afternoon. Action is scheduled to begin at 4:30 with Lookout Valley against fellow District 6-A member Sale Creek in a nondistrict match.
Jason Fitzgerald is undecided on what the future might hold for Dakota Ricker.
Did you see that Tennessee high school football now has what is believed to be its first female head coach?
Friday, Sept. 26 (All kickoffs at 7:30 Eastern unless noted) * district/region game
Dalton football coach Matt Land was honored before Thursday night's Atlanta Falcons game for earning the NFL team's Community Coach of the Week award.