By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County’s Yellow Jackets will host the Whitwell Tigers on Friday night in what looks to be one of the state’s top matchups.

The Tigers are 6-0 and ranked No. 5 in Class A, having beaten Boyd-Buchanan (51-6), Bledsoe County (41-0), Copper Basin (61-0), Signal Mountain (41-10), Lookout Valley (47-0) and Polk County (49-25). Whitwell will be coming off its bye week.

“It is another great opportunity to play a top-five team in the state,” said Trousdale coach Brad Waggoner. “Whitwell is undefeated and has blown out every team they have played. They are a senior-oriented team who has five all-state caliber players.”

At Whitwell last year, the Tigers kicked a 20-yard field goal as time expired to hand the Yellow Jackets a 17-14 loss.

“I expect a great atmosphere on the Creekbank Friday night in what will probably be the state’s game of the week!” Waggoner added.

It will also be Senior Night, with the team’s 11 seniors to be recognized before the game.

The game won the online vote to be the Titans’ Game of the Week, while Friday Night Main Event is scheduled to return to Hartsville for the second time this season for its pregame show.

Live coverage can be heard on WTNK 93.5-FM, 1090-AM and online at funradiotn.com.