By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

The 31st annual Tobacco Bowl Jamboree will unfold Friday night in Hartsville with three schools coming for competition. Clay County, Station Camp and Trousdale County will be playing in one of the longest running jamborees in Tennessee.

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Trousdale County’s Keenan Burnley (21) is brought down by a Livingston Academy defender during last week’s scrimmage.

At 6 p.m., Station Camp and Trousdale County will play a freshman game, followed by Clay County’s varsity taking on Station Camp’s junior varsity. Around 8:30 p.m., Trousdale County and Station Camp will face off.

Before that last half of action, players from the 1998 Trousdale County state championship team will be recognized.

“Friday night is our last dress rehearsal before this season starts,” said Jackets coach Blake Satterfield. “I am happy with our improvement over the last week, but the next two weeks mean everything for getting our young men ready to play heading into the fall of 2019.”

The Jackets had their final two scrimmages last week as they hosted Livingston Academy on Tuesday and traveled to Upperman on Friday.

“Last week we got back to some of the basics and taking pride in doing the little things right,” Satterfield added. “We improved in areas that make football teams and that’s blocking and tackling. We have some kids out right now with injuries and we still have a lot of improving to do before our opening game.”

JSMS: The Jim Satterfield Jr. Jackets kicked off their 2019 season on Aug. 8 but suffered a 6-0 home loss to Smith County.

Poor blocking and a number of turnovers led to the Jr. Jackets’ first shutout loss in seven years.

Smith County’s Peyton Hix scored on a 3-yard run with 3:30 left in the first quarter for the only points of the night.

The Jr. Jackets were to host Gordonsville on Tuesday and are scheduled to play at Macon County on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.