HARTSVILLE – Friendship Christian fans were dancing with delight while Trousdale County fans were kicking themselves after the Commanders’ 20-16 victory Friday night.
Region play won’t begin until next week, but Week 2’s schedule features five matches between teams who once completed in the same district/region.
Any season-opening suspense vanished almost before the sound of the opening whistle could total evaporate from the air as Friendship Christian rolled past visiting Lancaster Christian 49-0 at Pirtle Field.
It wasn’t supposed to start this way, but a shortage of game officials prompted Friendship Christian to kick off the 2017 season a night early.
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Week minus-1, better known as jamboree week, will start a two-night run Friday.
FRIENDSHIP CHRISTIAN COMMANDERS
Aug. 18 Lancaster Christian 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 25 at Trousdale County 7 p.m.
Sept. 1 *at Grace Baptist 6:30 p.m. CDT
Sept. 8 at Goodpasture 7 p.m.
Sept. 15 *at Donelson Christian 7 p.m.
Sept. 22 *Ezell-Harding 7:30 p.m.