The 2016 Road To Cookeville begins Friday night for seven Upper Cumberland schools after Friday’s end to the regular season.
Stone Memorial takes its 10-0 regular season into the post-season with a first round game against (5-5) Spring Hill, the fourth seed from region four. Kickoff set for 7:00pm Friday in Crossville. The winner of that game faces the Page/Chattanooga Central winner the following week.
Jackson County finished the regular season 8-2, seeded third in 2A region four. The Blue Devils hit the road Friday night to face (9-1) Meigs County, the number two seed in region three. The winner will play the winner of Tyner/Forrest.
In class 1A, Gordonsville, the number two seed in region five, hosts (6-4) Hollow Rock-Bruceton Friday night. If the Tigers can get past the number three seed in region six, Gordonsville would face the MTCS/Wayne County winner the following week.
In 6-A, (6-4) Cookeville travels to Cleveland to face (8-2) Bradley Central. Bradley Central ended the season as the number three team in region one. The winner of that game faces the Blackman/Jefferson County winner. (2-8) Warren County travels to (7-3) Hardin Valley Friday night.
Upperman and Dekalb County could meet again if both teams survive their week one playoff matchup. The (4-6) Bees go to (7-3) Red Bank Friday night. Red Bank enters the playoffs as the number one team in region three. Dekalb County will be at home Friday night against (5-5) East Ridge, the third seed from region three. Dekalb County finished the regular season 7-3. The class 3-A bracket has the winner of these two games facing off November 11.
The TSSAA State Championships come to Cookeville December 1, 2 and 3rd.