By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County football coach Blake Satterfield has released the Yellow Jackets’ schedule for the 2019 season, which will feature just nine regular-season games.

Satterfield had been in talks with Lewis County’s Bobby Sharp about playing in Week 2, but the two were unable to come to an agreement.

According to Satterfield, he wanted to play a two-year, home-and-home series while Sharp wanted to play on a neutral site at Oakland High in Murfreesboro rather than come to Hartsville.

The two teams last met in 1993 when Sharp, now the longest tenured Class 2A coach in the state, brought his Panthers to the Creekbank and lost 28-0.

After hosting the 31st annual Tobacco Bowl Jamboree on Aug. 16 against an opponent to be determined, the Jackets will travel to Possum Town to face Friendship Christian in Week 1 with a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. It will be the first game on the Commanders’ new artificial turf field.

After a bye, the Jackets will open their Region 4-2A schedule with a Sept. 6 trip to Watertown in a game that should go a long way in determining the region winner.

Trousdale County will open the home portion of its schedule on Sept. 13 against the Gordonsville Tigers.

Another new opponent will appear on the schedule when the Jackets hit the road on Oct. 11 for a trip to Portland. The Jackets and Panthers have not played since 2004, when both were members of Region 4-3A.

The two rivals played five games from 2001-04 with the Jackets winning three of them, including an epic 17-14 upset of the Panthers in the 2001 quarterfinals that ended Portland’s 27-game winning streak.

“Our schedule is very challenging and will take a great summer of becoming more physical and getting in better shape to have a chance to be successful,” Satterfield said.

The Yellow Jackets will hold the first of three scrimmages on Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. as they test their skills against Class 1A power Lake County in a matchup that will be held at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville.

The Jackets are scheduled to scrimmage at home against Livingston Academy on Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. and at Upperman at 6 p.m. on Aug. 9.

Golf tournament: The annual Yellow Jackets Golf Scramble has been set for Saturday, July 20 at 8 a.m. at Long Hollow Golf Course in Gallatin.

The entry fee is $100 per player or $400 per team of four. For more information, call coach Blake Satterfield at 615-633-8544 or email [email protected]



Aug. 23            at Friendship

Sept. 6            at Watertown*

Sept. 13            Gordonsville

Sept. 20            Westmoreland*

Sept. 27            at Macon County

Oct. 4            East Robertson*

Oct. 11            at Portland

Oct. 18            Cascade*^

Nov. 1            Jackson County*#

* – Region game; ^ – Homecoming; # – Senior Night