By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

The Trousdale County Yellow Jackets practiced in full pads last week and worked in a scrimmage with Upperman on Thursday night.

The Yellow Jackets also traveled to Portland on Monday evening for the second of three planned scrimmages.

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An unidentified Trousdale County running backs breaks through the Upperman defense for a touchdown during last week’s scrimmage.

“Scrimmages give us a chance to evaluate where we are and things we need to work on,” said coach Brad Waggoner. “It was good to see us line up against someone else, but like I told the kids, we have lots to work on to get where we want to be.”

The Jackets will host BGA on Friday at 6 p.m. for the third and final scrimmage. The Wildcats went 11-2 in 2017 and could contend for the Division II-AA state championship. Standout linebacker Chico Bennett (6-4, 215) has committed to Georgia Tech.

“We look forward to getting back to work this week and improving our fundamentals,” Waggoner said. “We have less than three weeks before the season and we have a lot of work to do!”

Trousdale County will play Gallatin in the 30th annual Tobacco Bowl Jamboree on Aug. 10 and opens the 2018 season at home on Aug. 17 against the Lebanon Blue Devils.

1993 champs to be honored: Trousdale County will mark the 25th anniversary of its 1993 Class A state championship at halftime of the Sept. 14 game against Westmoreland.

All members of the 1993 team, along with coaches, managers and cheerleaders will receive free admission to the game.