You can now legally gamble on college and professional football, but not high school football just yet.

I doubt you’ll be able to any time soon, but if there were lines on tonight’s home games for Brighton, Covington and Munford, they would be very large.

According to Sonny Moore’s power rankings, which rank all 341 Tennessee high school football teams each week, all three local teams will be heavy favorites

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Covington (29th) is ranked 262 spots ahead of Bolivar, Brighton (147th) is 143 spots ahead of Kingsbury and Munford (58th) is 256 spots ahead of Southwind.

According to Moore’s power ranking number, all three teams are favored by more than four touchdowns.

It should be an enjoyable experience for all the home team fans tonight.

What: Brighton (4-3) vs. Kingsbury (2-4)

Where: Brighton

When: Friday at 7

Players to watch: Brighton – QB Nick Harvell, RB Braxton Sharp, LB Darrien Lewis, RB Ty Stark

One thing to know: At 1-1 in Region 8-5A play with three league games to go, this is a must win if the Cardinals have designs on a spot in the playoffs.

What: Covington (5-1) vs. Bolivar (2-4)

Where: Covington

When: Friday night at 7

Players to watch: Covington – RB Jamarion Dowell, RB Jalen Fayne, LB A.C. Mason, LB Christian Barbee

One thing to know: Dowell (933 yards) will have a chance to break the 1,000-yard mark tonight in a region game that Covington needs to win to remain in second in the Region 7-3A standings.

What: Munford (5-2) vs. Southwind (1-6)

Where: Munford

When: Friday at 7 p.m.

Players to watch: Munford – RB Auvic White, QB Jordan Bell, LB Ben Cerniglia, WR Jace Hodgin

One thing to know: Munford is coming off an incredible rushing performance last week vs. Brighton when White, Bell and Hodgin combined for 471 yards and six touchdowns.

Jeff Ireland
Author: Jeff Ireland

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