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HSFB playoffs kick off Friday night

The Clinton Dragons will travel to Soddy-Daisy High School tonight (Friday, November 2nd) as they return to the state football playoffs for the first time since 2015.

The 4-6 Dragons clinched a playoff spot and the fourth seed with back-to-back road wins at Campbell County and Karns in the final two weeks of the regular season. Soddy-Daisy finished its season 5-4 and was able to win at Catholic earlier this season, which gave them the tiebreaker and the Region 4-5A championship.

This is the first time these teams have met. The Dragons will be making their 13th playoff appearance, while the Trojans are appearing for a 15th time, and for a second consecutive year.

The Eye Center Pregame Show on WYSH begins at 6:45, with kickoff of Fox & Farley Friday Night Football at 7:00 with Alex Willard and Jim Harris calling the action.

Elsewhere, the winner of Clinton/Soddy-Daisy will get the winner of Rhea County at Oak Ridge next week in round two.

Anderson County will be home for the Union County Patriots, a game made notable as it marks the return of former AC Coach Larry Kerr to Maverick Stadium. In two years, he has basically resurrected what had been a floundering Union County football program and gotten them back into the postseason.

Oliver Springs is at Hancock County tonight in the 1A playoffs, where first-round action also sends Jellico to Coalfield.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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