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Games set all day Friday & Saturday
Should you need a break from the turkey leftovers and all the football on television, there's a couple of pretty good alternatives available locally.

Both Watertown and Lebanon High are offering up their own "Black Friday Weekend" specials -- Thanksgiving classics with some 34 basketball games between the two venues.

Lebanon High's annual Thanksgiving Classic, sponsored by Wilson Bank & Trust, cranks up in time for breakfast Friday with an 8:30 a.m. contest between the girls teams from Wilson Central and Sycamore High from Pleasant View.

A girls game between Stewarts Creek vs. Nashville's Martin Luther King Magnet follows at 10 a.m. with the boys from Columbia Central taking on Murfreesboro Oakland at 11:30 a.m.

The afternoon slate of games begins with a 1 p.m. contest between the girls from Beech tackling Stone Memorial from Cumberland County.

District 9-AAA member Beech High squares off with Nashville Hillwood in a 2:30 p.m. boys game, followed by Mt. Juliet High's girls taking on Allatoona High from Cobb County, Georgia at 4 p.m.

A boys game between Murfreesboro Riverdale and Livingston Academy is set for 5:30 p.m.

The host Lebanon basketball teams close out the evening beginning with a 7 p.m. girls game between the Devilettes and Clarksville Northwest.

Lebanon's boys take the floor at 8:30 p.m. against Sycamore High.

Play on Saturday begins at 8:30 a.m. as the Mt. Juliet Lady Bears play Martin Luther King.

Another girls game is set for 10 a.m. as Clarksville Northwest takes on Wilson Central High.

An 11 a.m. boys game will feature Nashville Hillwood vs. Columbia Central.

Stewarts Creek from Rutherford County plays Beech at 1 p.m. in a girls game, followed by the Beech boys vs. Sycamore at 2:30 p.m.
The Sycamore girls will play Stone Memorial at 4 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. boys game between Livingston Academy and Murfreesboro Oakland.

Lebanon's girls will play Allatoona [GA] at 7 p.m. followed by Lebanon vs. Riverdale in an 8:30 p.m. boys game.

Admission is $6 per day for adults; $4 for students. A two-day pass is available Friday for $10.

Watertown Classic
The inaugural Watertown Thanksgiving Classic features seven games on Friday, followed by nine games on Saturday. Admission is $5 per person, per day.

Friday's slate of games begins with a 10 a.m. girls game between Upperman and Nashville Glencliff.

The Glencliff boys will play Goodpasture at 11:30 a.m., followed by the Goodpasture girls vs. Ezell Harding at 1 p.m.

A 2:30 p.m. girls game features Red Boiling Springs vs. Nashville LEAD Academy, a public magnet school.

Ezell Harding's boys will play Clay County at 4 p.m.

The host Watertown High teams take the floor at 5:30 p.m. as the Purple Tiger play LEAD Academy, followed by the Watertown girls taking on Clay County at 7 p.m.

Action starts at 9 a.m. Saturday as the girls team from Glencliff and Gordonsville clash.

Another girls game starts at 10:30 a.m. as LEAD Academy takes on Upperman High.

The LEAD Academy boys will play Glencliff at 12 Noon, followed by Goodpasture and Clay County in a 1:30 p.m. girls game.

The Clay County and Goodpasture boys play at 3 p.m., followed by a 4:30 p.m. girls game between Ezell Harding and Red Boiling Springs.

A 6 p.m. boys game is scheduled between the Tullahoma's Wildcats and Macon County.

Watertown will again close out the evening with a doubleheader.

The Tigerettes play Macon County at 7:30 p.m. followed by the Watertown boys vs. Ezell Harding at 9 p.m.

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