By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

High school football teams were able to put on full pads last week, so the Trousdale County Yellow Jackets got in four days of contact and a scrimmage on Friday.

“We have had great work since we have gone in full pads,” said TCHS coach Blake Satterfield. “Unfortunately, we have accumulated some bumps and bruises; however, our kids are responding to adversity really well.

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Trousdale County’s Cameron Rankins brings down a Livingston Academy runner during Tuesday’s scrimmage on the Creekbank.

“In order for us to do the things we have set out to accomplish this year, getting mentally and physically stronger is a priority heading into the 2019 season. We still have a lot of work to do.”

The Jackets completed their week with a scrimmage against Class 1A power Lake County in Clarksville. Online reports said the teams each scored twice, once on offense and once on defense.

“Hopefully after our Lake County scrimmage, we can make adjustments and learn from our mistakes,” Satterfield added. “We are going to rely heavily on our skill guys this year, but getting our linemen caught up is the challenge we are facing.”

The Jackets scrimmaged Tuesday against Livingston Academy, getting two rushing touchdowns from Cameron Rankins while allowing just one score on defense. They will travel to Upperman on Friday for a 6 p.m. scrimmage against the Bees.

JSMS: The Jr. Jackets will kick off their season tonight at 6:30 p.m. with a home game against Smith County. JSMS will return to the Creekbank on Tuesday to face Gordonsville.