Today is Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tonight's prep football schedule

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Monterey at Watertown

Watertown Coach Gavin Webster's Watertown Purple Tigers will host Monterey tonight in a 7 p.m. game at Robinson Stadium. The Purple Tigers are coming off a 45-8 win over Pickett County last week and stands 4-0 overall / 2-0 in Region 4A. Monterey, 3-2 / 2-1 region, are coming off a 42-8 loss to Class 1A titan Gordonsville.

Tonight's winner will have a leg up on the other for postseason consideration. The Wildcats run a modern version of the single wing offense, a plan that is centered around a big, veteran offensive line.

Pickett County at FriendshipComing off a tough loss at Watertown last week, Pickett County get no relief ss they travel to 2A No. 4 Friendship Christian tonight. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Pirtle Field. Outmanned Pickett County comes in 0-5 / 0-3 in the region after a 45-8 loss at Watertown a week ago.

As if the Commanders (4-1 overall / 2-1 region) werent enough for Pickett County to handle, the Bobcats have been hit by a rash of ailments ranging from concussions to West Nile Virus and will likely dress only 14 players tonight.

Kings Academy at MJ ChristianThe Saints of Mt. Juliet Christian Academy enter tonights Coming Home game 0-5 and still hungry for a victory. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Suey Field on the MJ Christian campus. MJCA went on the road to Kingsport last week and dropped a 39-21 decision to Tri-Cities Christian after trailing 32-0 at intermission. Next week, the Saints will play at Zion Christian Academy in Columbia.

Wilson Central at CentennialThe 5-0 Wildcats will be on the road tonight as they play at Franklins Centennial High. Wilson Central was dominant in their 45-7 win over Lebanon in Week 4. Quarterback Jordan Roundtree had 202 yards and four touchdowns while the Wildcats ground attack gained 247 yards. Centennial (3-1) struggled to stop big plays against Independence giving up three touchdowns on plays of more than 35 yards in a 31-3 loss last week.

Lebanon at CookevilleA matchup that features Cookeville coming off a lopsided district win and Lebanon losing seven straight games dating back to last year might on the surface be viewed as a snoozer.

But as fans of both Lebanon and Cookeville know, anything can happen when these two teams get together. In fact, the last four matchups have been decided by eight points or fewer, as have nine out of the last 13.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. tonight at Eddie Watson Stadium on the campus of Cookeville High. Live radio coverage begins at 6:30 on WANT FM-98.9. LHS fans can also view a live webcast at

First year Cookeville coach Scott Cook has his team at 2-3 overall after last Fridays 42-13 win over District 6AAA foe Warren County. Lebanon stands 0-5 after last weeks 45-7 loss to Wilson Central.

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