Tigers playing for home field --
The 2015 regular season of high school football draws to a close tonight with four of Wilson County's six prep teams playing at home.
None of the games looms larger than a Region 4, 2A contest at Watertown's Robinson Stadium as the Purple Tigers host Westmoreland with a postseason home game hanging in the balance.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with the winner locking down second place in the region and with it first round home game against one of two Chattanooga teams -- Brainerd or Tyner.
"There's a lot riding on this one," said WHS head coach Gavin Webster. "We've preached all year long about 'one game at a time' and that one game is right here. It's pretty simple, if we can win over Westmoreland, you get to stay home for another week and play that first (playoff) game at home.
"Lose, and we're on the road. I'm sure the guys are getting tired of hearing it, but the two wins (East Robertson and Community) we've had since the loss to Forrest have put us in a position to play a very meaningful football game in Week 11."
Watertown stands 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the region after rolling over Community High by a score of 63-36.
Westmoreland comes in 5-4 overall, 5-1 in the region, in the wake of a 41-14 win over Cascade.
McGavock at Mt. Juliet
Two teams with identical records of 5-4 overall and 4-2 in Region 3, 6A square off tonight as Mt. Juliet plays host to nashville McGavock.
Coach Trey Perry's Golden Bears dropped a 27-6 decision at Franklin last week while McGavock thumped Antioch 54-14.
Mt. Juliet can finish anywhere between second and fourth in the region -- depending upon the outcome of tonight's game -- and is looking at hosting a first round playoff game Nov. 6.
Senior Night recognition starts at 6:15 p.m.
Franklin at Lebanon
A second place finish in the region is at stake for Franklin as the Rebels close out the regular season at Lebanon High. 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. A free, live video broadcast is available at http://ustre.am/BkDm
Franklin is 6-3 overall, 4-2 in Region 3, 6A following a costly 27-6 win over Franklin. The Rebels lost tailback Lannom Craddock to a knee injury -- but leaned heavily on quarterback Kyle Evans who rushed for 163 yards and went 10-for-10 passing for another 134 yards and three touchdowns.
The Blue Devils fell to 3-6 overall and 1-5 in the region following a 27-10 loss at Nashville Overton -- a game that was much closer than the final score indicates.
Locked in at 7th place in the region, LHS will travel to Memphis next week for the first round of the playoffs. Possible opponents include: Cordova, Whitehaven and White Station.
Wilson Central at Nashville Overton
Wilson Central hopes to close out the regular season on a winning note tonight as the Wildcats journey to Nashville to take on Overton. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Nick Coutras Stadium.
Losers of two straight games, Wilson Central (4-5, 2-4) could move up to fifth place in the region with a win tonight over the Bobcats.
Wilson Central dropped a 28-6 home decision to Ravenwood a week ago while Overton downed Lebanon 27-10.
Lancaster Christian at Friendship Christian
Friendship Christian can tie a bow around the Division II-A East-Middle district title with a win over Lancaster Christian Academy -- a non-TSSAA program out of Rutherford County.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Pirtle Field with Senior Night activities planned for pregame.
There's plenty on the line as the Commanders can earn at least two home playoff games with a win over the Knights.
FCS sports a record of 6-3 after last week's thrilling 21-20 victory at Portland.
Lancaster Christian is 2-7 following a 49-0 loss to Harding Academy.
"Lancaster has played some pretty good teams," said FCS coach John McNeal.
The Commanders enter tonight's game having won four in a row.
MJ Christian at Donelson Christian
Mt. Juliet Christian Academy will close out the 2015 season on the road tonight at East-Middle rival Donelson Christian Academy.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Ken Redmond Stadium - Joe Patterson Field.
The Saints stand 3-6 following a 63-21 home win over Zion Christian Academy -- a contest that found junior tailback Austin Collier breaking loose for five touchdowns and 232 yards.
DCA comes in 6-3 overall following a 28-16 victory over over Davidson Academy.