MJHS visits Spring Hill Thursday -
While most of Wilson County's prep football teams are kicking back and enjoying Fall break, at least three programs are hard at it in preparation for Week 8 games.
Mt. Juliet is set to journey to Maury County for a Thursday contest against 0-6 Spring Hill.
A Class 4A program, the Raiders dropped a 26-18 loss to Maplewood and were hammered 50-10 at home the week before by Tullahoma.
The Class 6A Golden Bears stand 4-2 on the season following last Thursday's 37-14 home win over Clarksville Rossview.
Mt. Juliet utilized early practices this week in preparation for the trip to Spring Hill.
LaVergne at Wilson Central -
Wilson Central's Wildcat Stadium will serve as the home site for WUXP's MyTV30 "Friday Night Rivals" live television broadcast as Wilson Central hosts LaVergne High School.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:06 p.m. due to television requirements.
The non-region contest features the Wildcats with a record of 4-3 hoping to snap a three-game losing streak.
After falling behind 10-0 and clawing back to trim the margin to 10-9, Coach Brad Dedman's team dropped a 30-9 decision to Hendersonville High a Memorial Stadium.
“We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot with penalties,” Coach Deadman said.
His squad was flagged 15 times for 125 yards in penalties, gave up for tackles for loss and was just 3-for-13 on third down.
"We have to fix the bleeding right now," Dedman said. "This is our third loss in a row and we just have to do a better job offensively, defensively and special teams-wise. We need to zone in on what we want to do to get it fixed.”
Lavergne comes in at 3-3 following last week's 42-14 victory at Nashville Overton.
Talented junior quarterback Lavandrea Webb is the triggerman for a prolific Wolverine offensive attack.
Webb (Bell Buckle) at MJ Christian -
Bedford County's Webb School visits Mt. Juliet Christian Academy's Suey Field for a Friday Division II-A East Region contest. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm as the Saints celebrate First Baptist Church Night.
MJCA, 2-3 / 2-1 in the East Region is coming off back-to-back open dates.
Webb, 1-3 overall, last played Sept. 27 -- a 38-34 victory over Franklin Grace Christian.
Looking at next week -
Watertown will jump on the Thursday bandwagon with an Oct. 17 trip to Gainesboro to take on Region 4-2A rival Jackson County High.
One night later on Friday, Oct. 18 Lebanon will close out the home portion of the regular season with a non-region contest versus surprising Stewarts Creek High.
The Red Hawks are one of the surprise outfits in Middle Tennessee, improving to 6-1 overall after thrashing McGavock last week 50-3.
Also on Friday, Mt. Juliet will host tradition-rich Oak Ridge and Friendship Christian plays at Division II-A East Region foe Mt. Juliet Christian Academy.