High School Football Playoffs: Round One 11/6

Congrats to the many Williamson County schools that got in. And congrats to some of the teams that had successful seasons but just missed the cut.

Postseason Seeding Explained: The TSSAA breaks schools into public (Division I) and private (Division II) schools. Division I is divided by school size into six Classes,1A (smallest) to 6A (biggest), with each Class broken down into four-to-eight team Regions. Division II has far fewer teams and just two sizes, A and AA, each with an East/Middle Region and a West Region.

In Division I Class 6A, all 32 teams automatically get into the first round of the postseason; In Class 1A through 5A, the top 4 teams in each Region (which used to be called Districts) get in.

In Division II-AA 11 teams get in, 7 from East/Middle Region and 4 from West Region. In Division II-A, 16 teams get in, 8 from East/Middle Region and 8 fro West Region.

IN The Playoffs OUT Of The Playoffs
Ravenwood High School (9-1, 7-0)

  • The Raptors finished first place in Region 3-6A. In round one, the Raptors host Bartlett.
Summit High School (4-6, 3-4)

  • Summit has had arguably their best season in school history, but a loss to Stewart’s Creek ended the Spartans playoff bid last week.
Franklin High School (7-3, 5-2)

  • The Rebels finished second in Region 3-6A. Franklin will host Houston in the first round of the playoffs.
Grace Christian Academy (3-5, 2-5)

  • In their first year of TSSAA play, the Lions have put together a good season. GCA’s loss to Huntland ends GCA’s playoff chances during their first year.
Centennial High School (9-1, 7-0)

  • The Cougars won Region 7-5A, topping Henry County 28-20 on Friday night. Centennial will host Southwind in the first round of the playoffs.
Spring Hill High School (3-7, 2-3)

  • Even though the Raiders topped Lawrence County, Giles County’s win over Tullahoma created a logjam that kept the Raiders out of the playoffs.
Independence High School (10-0, 6-0)

  • The Eagles won Region 5-5A and will open the playoffs hosting Cane Ridge.
Page High School (7-3, 4-1)

  • The Patriots finished second in Region 4-4A after losing in the final week of the regular season to Marshall County. Page will host East Hamilton in round one.
Fairview High School (7-3, 5-1)

  • The Yellow Jackets finished second in Region 6-3A after topping Harpeth in the final week of the regular season. In round one, Fairview hosts Stratford in Round One of the playoffs.
Christ Presbyterian Academy (9-1, 6-0)

  • The Lions won Region 5-3A and will open the playoffs hosting Cheatham County Central.
Franklin Road Academy (10-0, 5-0)

  • The Panthers won Division II East/Middle District 2. FRA will host King’s Academy in the first round of the playoff.
Battle Ground Academy (6-3, 2-3)

  • In Division II-A East/Middle District 2, the Wildcats finished 3rd. BGA opens the playoffs at Harding Academy.
 Brentwood Academy (9-1, 6-0)

  • The Eagles won Division II-AA East/Middle. BA has a first round bye before hosting the winner of St. Benedict’s and Briarcrest.
Father Ryan High School (4-6, 1-5)

  • The Fighting Irish finished 6th in Division II-AA East/Middle. Father Ryan travels to Ensworth for the first round of next week.
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