Riverdale scores 33-points in the first half and holds off Siegel 33-25.

The Warriors, behind junior running back Drew Smith, had a 33-6 lead at the half. Smith ran for 233-yards on 26-carries and scored three touchdowns.

Two hungry football teams will suit up for the first region game of the season when Riverdale travels to Siegel Friday night.

Both are winless in their first two games, but Stars coach Michael Copley (COPE-lee) says even this early, region games are very important:

Maryville edges Oakland 24-21.


The state's top two ranked Class 6A football teams. In a rematch of last year's state semifinals playoff game, Oakland returns to Maryville.

Patriots coach Kevin Creasy says these big games in the regular season make you playoff ready:

Several Rutherford County prep football teams are ranked in the first statewide poll of the season.

Oakland is ranked number one in the Class 6A poll, just ahead of this week's opponent Maryville.

Instead of mailing printed rules books to schools, rules books are now delivered digitally directly to coaches through the use of the NFHS Rules app. The app is free for smartphones and tablets through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Stewarts Creek used a strong second half to push past Siegel 28-0 to open the 2018 prep football season.

After a slow start for both teams with several penalties and a scuffle late in the first quarter that led to a player from both teams being ejected, it was Stewarts Creek which settled into their offense and put the first points on the scoreboard just before the half on a 30-yard field goal by Joel Aguero (one of two on the night).

All football teams have questions to answer going into the first prep game of the season. Siegel and Stewarts Creek are no different.

Stars coach Michael Copley (COPE-lee) says there is no actual game film to break down for his opponent, but he knows the Red Hawks will be sound:

August 13, 2018
Hermitage, TN

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approved the Minutes of Last Meeting
  3. Voted to authorize the state office to select sites and make plans for conducting regional and state tournaments for meets in golf, tennis, cross country, track and field, baseball, softball, volleyball, wrestling, soccer, and bowling.

High school football is back. Rutherford County football teams will be preparing this week for the first battle of the season on Friday.

NewsRadio WGNS will once again bring you coverage of prep sports this season, as we've done since the station signed on the air in 1947.

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