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Tonight's prep football preview

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Friendship's Speedy Foutch / Dallus Whitfield photo

Only four teams in action --

Two local teams will be taking tonight off -- but four others will be going about their business as usual as Week 8 of the 2015 prep football season rolls around. The programs at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy and Watertown will catch their breath this evening while three county teams play at home and one hits the road.

Friendship at Clarksville NW
Friendship Christian School will make the long trip to Montgomery County tonight to play at Class 4A Clarksville Northwest.

The Commanders are coming off last week's 49-7 win at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy and stand 3-3 overall.

The Vikings sport a 4-3 record after losing 20-7 to Kenwood back on Oct. 2.

Playing in a five-team Division II district, Friendship must come up with six non-league opponents in order to fill out a schedule.

Later this month the Commanders will play Portland.

Franklin at Wilson Central
Franklin High's Rebels provide the opposition tonight as Wilson Central tries to move up in the Region 3, 6A standings. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium.

The Rebels come in 3-3 overall, 1-2 in the region following a 38-0 victory over Antioch a week ago. Wilson Central is 2-2 in the region / 4-3 overall after downing Lebanon 30-7 a week ago.

Former Mt. Juliet High head coach and Wilson County native Dan Winfree is the offensive coordinator for Franklin.

Ravenwood at Lebanon
Region 3, 6A leader Ravenwood brings 3-0 league record into tonight's contest 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 feed can be found at

Ravenwood, last year's Class 6A runner-up, sports a 37-member senior class and a spiffy 5-1 overall record.

"Ravenwood is talented and deep," said Lebanon High head coach Sam Harp. "They are where we're trying to get this football program.

"No question, this will be a challenge for us, but I told our kids to use this game as a measuring stick -- to see what we can do with the people in front of us. I'm interested to see how we respond."

The Blue Devils stand 2-4 overall, 0-3 in the region standings.

Antioch at Mt. Juliet
Mt. Juliet hopes to build on a four-game winning streak as Antioch comes to town for tonight's 7 p.m. game.

Coach Trey Perry's squad rallied for a 24-21 win over Nashville Overton a week ago -- improving to 4-3 on the season and 3-1 in Region 3, 6A.

Antioch has struggled to an 0-6 mark (0-3 region) and was blanked 38-0 by Franklin Oct. 2.

Mt. Juliet is averaging 35 points per game over the past four games -- while allowing just a little over eight ppg.

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