Annual High School Football Media Guide to be released this week

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The award-winning Williamson Herald High School Football Media Guide will be released Thursday with the Aug. 16 edition of the newspaper.

The more than 40-page section highlights each team in the Williamson Herald coverage area, which includes 15 area high schools. Each football team is featured with stories, photos, quick notes, records and game-by-game schedules.

Williamson Herald publisher Derby Jones praised the work to create the annual media guide, but reminds readers and viewers that it's the weekly coverage which is a constant in Williamson County.

"Our team of Joe Williams, Charles Pulliam, Doug Dyer, Josh Vardaman and David Dawson, along with photography contributors Mickey Bernal, Kindell Buchanan and Becky Williams will keep you updated on all the game coverage as well as previews each week in print, web and videos," Jones said.

Be sure to pick up your copy of the Williamson Herald High School Football Media Guide this week! Here’s some of the headlines you’ll find inside —>

Brentwood facing learning curve in new season – By Doug Dyer

Coming off a season where they had a large senior class who contributed on both sides of the ball, the Brentwood Bruins have been answering some crucial questions during the summer and fall camp, coach Ron Crawford said.

Brentwood Academy going for a four-peat in 2018 – By Josh Vardaman

Brentwood Academy is attempting what’s only been done three times in the state of Tennessee before: win four straight state titles.

Centennial looking for playoff return – By Joe Williams

Third-year Centennial head football coach Matt Kriesky is hoping last year’s 4-7 record was just a sophomore blip, but entering 2018 his team is young and may have the most brutal schedule in the state.

BGA out to see all challengers – By Doug Dyer

Rising to meet the challenge might be one of the recurring themes for Battle Ground Academy football this season, since the Wildcats have been plugging new pieces into the puzzle all during the summer and fall camp.

Fairview eyes top of the region, again – By Josh Vardaman

The Fairview Yellow Jackets have become the class of Region 6-3A the past three years, and that could very well continue in 2018.

Rebels look to get past ‘Almost’ – By David Dawson

The Franklin football team isn’t interested in “almosts” after a season of tough-luck losses.

Father Ryan continuing to improve – By Joe Williams

Former Ravenwood and Centennial head coach Brian Rector has a reputation for turning things around. And he’s doing it again.

Grace Christian Academy looks to survive in 2018 – By Josh Vardaman

It could be a telling year for Grace Christian Academy – the final season in Division I for the young Leiper’s Fork school.

Indy coach Blade upbeat for new season – By Joe Williams

It was classic Scott Blade. “This is a fresh start,” he said, though his team faces one tough schedule.

New coach, veteran team has Nolensville ready – By Doug Dyer

A new man is at the helm, but the expectations have not changed for the Nolensville Knights. In fact, the third- year program has more lofty goals than ever.

CPA changes divisions, continues to roll – By Josh Vardaman

After dominating Class 3A for years, Christ Presbyterian Academy moved to Division II-AA in 2017 and did just what it’s accustomed to: make a deep postseason run. Playoff glory could be on the horizon again.

Ravenwood won’t sneaking up this year – By Doug Dyer

By some accounts, Ravenwood took Region 6-6A by surprise last year. The Raptors would like to show that last year’s “surprise” was anything but, with a wealth of experience on both sides of the ball and a high-octane offense capable of competing with the best in the state.

FRA hoping talent overcomes size – By David Dawson

The Franklin Road Academy football team is again looking to prove that quality is more important than quantity.

The future is now for Summit – By Doug Dyer

As tantalizing as it might be to focus on the past, the members of the Summit football team know that the future is now.

Success hasn’t dulled hunger for PageBy David Dawson

Nine straight postseason trips hasn’t spoiled the Page football team. If anything, it has just made the Patriots all the more hungry.

Read all these stories in full plus dive into eight-man football breakdowns including Franklin Christian Academy and Franklin Classical School in the media guide! 

Pick up your copy this week and follow the county’s best coverage of area football and other sports in stories, photos and video online at

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