By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County will hit the road for the second round of the playoffs, traveling to Chattanooga on Friday to face Tyner Academy.

The Rams, ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, are 10-1 on the season. After an opening 21-7 loss to Class 6A Ooltewah, they have beaten Signal Mountain (45-28), Polk County (35-7), Howard (39-8), Marion County (54-7), East Hamilton (6-3), Bledsoe County (55-28), Tellico Plains (54-7), Brainerd (41-18), Chattanooga Central (34-0) and East Robertson (35-13).

“Tyner is a team that’s very explosive and full of athletes,” said Jackets coach Brad Waggoner. “It’s another big opportunity for our football team on the road.

“We have got to have a great week of preparation and have to show up Friday night and play at the top of our game.”

Tyner is loaded with talent, led by wide receiver Jeremiah Baptiste (6-foot-1, 185), a Mr. Football semifinalist who has 45 catches for 1,133 yards and 15 touchdowns this season.

The Rams made it all the way to the state championship game in 2017, losing 27-21 to Union City in double overtime.

This will be the first time the two teams have met on the football field.

Kickoff will be at 6 p.m. Central and action can be heard live on WTNK 93.5-FM, 1090-AM or online at funradiotn.com.

Tickets may be purchased online for $8 by going to tssaasports.com.