High School Football Practice Begins in Tennessee

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The pads began popping in the Volunteer State Monday with the first official day of practice.

Three teams in Tennessee are ranked in the High School Football America Preseason 100 — No. 31 Brentwood Academy, No. 56 Oakland and No. 77 Maryville. Five other teams — Alcoa, Ensworth, Farragut, Knoxville Catholic and Montgomery Bell Academy — received honorable mention in our preseason rankings that are created with our proprietary algorithm.

Related: 2018 Tennessee high school football schedules

Everyone is looking forward to August 24 when defending Class 6A champ Maryville collides with Oakland. The Rebels beat Oakland in the state semifinals, which avenged a 17-14 regular season victory by the Patriots that snapped Maryville’s 70-game regular season win streak.

On Saturday, I asked Oakland head coach Kevin Creasy what his Day 1 message would be to his team. Here’s what he said:

Compete in everything you do….& hydrate!! It’s hotttttt!!!!”

According to The Tennessean, several teams — Donelson Christian Academy, FRA and Wayne County — kicked-off camp at midnight.

To celebrate the first day of camp, below you’ll find tweets on Twitter marking the first day of high school football 2018 in Tennessee.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.