Back to the grind: Locals resume 7-on-7 grid action

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Is it really summer if there are no 7-on-7 high school football events?

That’s no longer an issue, as area teams get back to offseason work against other squads – after missing out last year because pandemic guidelines instituted by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association ruled out those activities as well as preseason scrimmages and jamborees.

And the local teams are wasting no time getting going, as both Independence and Summit will be among 19 teams participating Saturday in the day-long Ravenwood Passing Tournament.

Activity continues to ramp up Tuesday, as Shelbyville will hold a two-day event with Columbia Academy, Columbia Central, Mt. Pleasant, Richland and Summit taking part. Columbia Central will also host a Tuesday workout with CA, Lawrence County and Spring Hill.

Before the dead period begins on June 28, Columbia Academy and Richland will both participate in a 7-on-7 event Thursday at Giles County.

Here’s a list of teams and events for the upcoming week, based on submissions from area coaches:

Saturday at Ravenwood (8 a.m. start) – Blackman, Centennial, Community, East Nashville, Franklin Road Acad., Green Hill, Hillsboro, Independence, Kenwood, Lebanon, Lincoln Co., Page, Springfield, Stewart Co., Summit, Warren Co., Whites Creek, Wilson Central

Tuesday at Shelbyville (TBA) – Cannon Co., Cascade, Columbia Acad., Community, Cornersville, DeKalb Co. (JV), East Robertson, Fairview, Forrest, Gordonsville, Hickman Co., Lake Co., Marion Co., Mt. Pleasant, Richland, Sale Creek, Stratford, Trousdale Co., Waverly, White Co. (JV), Whites Creek

Tuesday at Columbia Central (6 p.m.) – Columbia Acad., Lawrence Co., Spring Hill

Wednesday at Shelbyville (TBA) – Centennial, Coffee Co., Columbia Central, Community, Creek Wood, DeKalb Co., Dickson Co., Greenbrier, LaVergne, Macon Co., Marshall Co., Page, Riverdale, Rockvale, Rossview, Shelbyville, Stone Memorial, Summit, Tullahoma, Warren Co., White Co.

Thursday at Giles Co. (TBA) – Columbia Acad., Richland (list incomplete)

If you have a team participating in a 7-on-7 event this week, please submit your schedule information to

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