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Staff photo by Matt Hamilton / McCallie football players take the field in a cloud of blue smoke before a home game in November 2021.

With the start of the prep football season just three weeks away, teams across Tennessee began scrimmaging Friday.

The list of scrimmages involving Chattanooga-area teams includes the state's two most dominant programs of the past few years — Alcoa and McCallie — facing off at 6 p.m.

Alcoa has won the past seven TSSAA Class 3A state titles, while McCallie enters the season having won three consecutive Division II-AAA championships.

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Staff photo by Robin Rudd / Alcoa football players hold their helmets up at the kickoff of the TSSAA Class 3A BlueCross Bowl state championship game against East Nashville on Dec. 3, 2021, at Finley Stadium. Alcoa won 45-14.

Both teams have multiple college prospects and are once again among the favorites to contend for state titles.

Follow here for updates from that scrimmage, as well as from the five-team event at Bradley Central involving the host Bears, Baylor, Chattanooga Christian, Notre Dame and Soddy-Daisy.

Contact Stephen Hargis at shargis@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6293. Follow him on Twitter @StephenHargis.

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Prep football scrimmages at Bradley Central on July 29, 2022

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