All scheduling questions and changes should be sent to:





All official questions:  

Don Williams, Officials Assigning Agent       


Important Dates





July 22

SCIAA Football Coaches’ Meeting


SCIAA Office

July 26

TSSAA First Football Practice



July 26-Aug. 16

TSSAA: TSSAA Football Meeting



August 19

SCS First Day of School



August 11

Jamboree Rosters Due


SCIAA Office

August 12-13

SCIAA Football Jamboree


Crump Stadium

August 20

JV/Freshman Football Schedule Due



August 21

TSSAA First Contest Date



October 12-16

SCS Fall Break



November 6

TSSAA DI First Round



November 13

TSSAA DI Second Round



November 20

TSSAA DI Quarter Finals



November 27

TSSAA DI Semi-Finals



December 3

TSSAA DI  1A, 3A, 5A Blue Cross Bowl


Cookeville, TN

December 4

TSSAA DI  2A, 4A, 6A Blue Cross Bowl


Cookeville, TN




Each student-athlete must have a completed before tryouts, practice, jamboree, or game: 

  • Athlete’s Health Record
  • Tennessee State Concussion Law “Information & Signature Form”
  • TN State Sudden Cardiac Law “Information & Signature Form”

Coaches must complete on file:

  • Current CPR Certification
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports & Tennessee State Concussion Law “Information & Signature Form” and course certificate
  • NFHS Sudden Cardiac Arrest & TN State Sudden Cardiac Law “Information & Signature Form” and course certificate
  • NFHS COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators & SCS Safe Schools SCS COVID-19 Training

Coaches also must review and be familiar with TSSAA Football practice regulations, TSSAA Football Acclimatization Forms, and all TSSAA Health & Safety Policies. 



TSSAA Football Acclimatization Forms


TSSAA Health & Safety Policies


Emergency Preparedness, Heat Illness Prevention, Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Lightning Guidelines

TSSAA COVID-19 Protocols



Games on district fields at district owned stadiums take precedence over practices. Please clear the stadium 1 hour prior to game time. Clearing the stadium includes all student-athletes, coaches, team followers etc. must be out of the stadium.  It does not mean you break down practice 1 hour prior to game time. Please review the SCIAA website for game times and locations at district stadiums.


TSSAA member schools have 11 weeks to play 10 football games max.  All games must be turned in to the SCIAA and reflected on the SCIAA master schedule available at www.sciaa.,org


Schools are only allowed to participate in one Jamboree. The SCIAA jamboree is the official jamboree for all SCS schools. Jamboree will consist of 24 min running clock. Teams should warm up in the end zone 5 minutes prior to the end of the previous contest. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to play.  Estimated start times are listed on the schedule.


$8.00 max. (tickets may be pre-sold at a lesser price at the discretion of the host principal)

For auditing purposes anyone entering the game must have a ticket or SCS ID badge, administrators or retirees I.D. Badge, or TSSAA pass. Boosters, Concession workers and any other personnel must have a ticket from your school to enter the game.

Teams, coaching staff including volunteer coaches, auxiliary staff i.e. managers, ball boys etc… should enter the stadium together and in team uniform. All others attempting to enter the game without the team should have a ticket or employee badge (Volunteer Badges do not allow free entry).


Football games are traditionally held on Thursday and Friday. Games begin at 7:00pm.  All games will start at the designated time unless otherwise indicated in writing through the SCIAA. To make a game change (dates and/or start times) contact the SCIAA office at minimum 3 days prior to the scheduled event. 


If a scheduled game is cancelled due to schools closing, please await information from the SCIAA office. 



Security personnel will be assigned to high school games by SCS security (416-5773).  All Charter schools must secure their own security by SCS Security Standards. 



If you want to participate in JV/Freshman Football, you will be responsible for creating your schedule. A great time to schedule games would be at the TSSAA/SCIAA football meetings.


  • Send your schedule complete with date, time, opponent and requested location.
  • JV games are normally played on Monday. (However at high usage stadiums, games can be played on Mondays, Tuesdays (dependent on field availability), Wednesdays (7pm or later), Thursdays (check varsity football schedule for availability) and weekends by request.
  • The deadline to submit your schedule and/or request stadiums is August 20.
  • You will receive confirmation once your schedule location and times have been approved. I will submit this schedule to the Football Officials Assigning Agent.

*Locations and Times are subject to change based on availability.


JV/Freshman EMT Fees

EMT’s are Mandatory for all contests.  The home team is responsible for paying the EMT.  Lou Stackley is the EMT Coordinator.  He will call your school by noon on game day to provide your EMT’s name and contact information. 

EMT fees are $65.00 per game.

2021-23TSSAA Football Classification



Class 1A

Region 8

B. T. Washington High School

Bluff City High School

Memphis Academy of Science & Engineering

Memphis Middle College High School

Middleton High School

Westwood High School

Class 2A

Region 8

Fairley High School

Freedom Prep Academy

Hillcrest High School

KIPP Memphis Collegiate School

Manassas High School

MLK College Prep

Memphis Academy of Health Sciences

Mitchell High School

Oakhaven High School

Class 3A

Region 7

Bolivar Central High School

Bolton High School

Covington High School

Dyersburg High School

Millington Central High School

Ripley High School

Region 8

Frederick Douglass High School

Hamilton High School

Memphis Business Academy

Memphis East High School

Raleigh Egypt High School

Sheffield High School

Trezevant High School

Class 4A

Region 8

Craigmont High School

Fayette-Ware High School

Kirby High School

Melrose High School

Ridgeway High School

Wooddale High School

Class 5A

Region 8

Brighton High School

Dyer County High School

Kingsbury High School

Memphis Central High School

Munford High School

Overton High School

Southwind High School

Class 6A

Region 8

Arlington High School

Bartlett High School

Collierville High School

Cordova High School

Germantown High School

Houston High School

White Station High School

Whitehaven High School

















TSSAA Football Practice Regulations


Pre-Season Regulations

NFHS Weeks 1 and 2

Single Practice Days Only (7 v 7 school vs school competition is not considered a practice)

If a school chooses to practice, helmets are the only piece of equipment that may be worn.


NFHS Week 3 (Heat Acclimatization)

Single Practice Days Only (7 v 7 school vs school competition is not considered a practice)

Day 1: Helmets Only

Day 2: Helmets Only

Day 3: Helmets and Shoulder Pads Only (No pants or tights below the knee)

Day 4: Helmets and Shoulder Pads Only (No pants or tights below the knee)

Day 5: Helmets and Shoulder Pads Only (No pants or tights below the knee)


Monday, NFHS Week 4 – NFHS Week 6

 Full padded practices may begin for individuals who have participated in 2 days of helmets only and 3 days of helmets and shoulder pads.

 Practice time shall not exceed 3 hours in a single practice.

 Double practice days may begin, but shall not occur on consecutive days.

 If there are multiple practices on a single day, only one session per day should include full contact. The total practice time may not exceed 5 hours, with practices separated by at least 3 hours of rest in a cool environment. On single-practice days, 1 walk-through is permitted, separated from the practice by at least 3 hours of continuous rest. On double-practice days, walk-throughs are not permitted unless the time of the walk-through is counted towards the total practice time.

 If weather postpones a practice, the practice may resume after conditions are deemed safe and the remainder of the allotted practice time may be completed.


Regular Season and Post Season Regulations

NFHS Week 7 and following

 Full Contact shall be allowed no more than 3 practices per week.

 Full Contact in practice shall not last more than 30 minutes per day per group.

 Full Contact in practice shall not be permitted on 3 consecutive days .

 No player shall be permitted to participate in more than 8 quarters in one week, on the offensive or defensive side of the ball. Participation on special teams does not count toward the 8 quarter limitation. One quarter shall not be longer than 12 minutes for the purposes of this policy.


Off Season (Spring) Practice Regulations

(End of Your Season – End of Your School Year)

 Twelve (12) days of practice are permitted during a 15 consecutive school day period. The first two (2) days of practice must be helmets only.

 Full contact in practice shall not be permitted on three (3) consecutive days.

 Full contact in practice shall not last more than 45 minutes per day per group.

 Full contact in practice shall be limited to not more than 135 minutes per week per group.

 One scrimmage is permitted.

 The one scrimmage must be counted as one of the 12 practice days.


Fundamentals of Heat Acclimatization for Athletes

1. The majority of heat related deaths occur during the first few days of practice.

2. Athletes are 4 times more likely to suffer a heat related illness when practicing longer than 3 continuous hours.

3. Physical exertion and training activities should begin slowly and continue progressively. An athlete cannot be considered “conditioned” in a period of only 2 to 3 weeks.

4. Develop an Emergency Action Plan with clearly defined, written and practiced protocols. This should be in place before any emergency happens. A customized emergency action plan, can be developed at the following link: http://www.anyonecansavealife.org/

5. Keep each athlete’s individual level of conditioning and medical status in mind and adjust activity accordingly. These factors directly affect exertional heat illness risk.

6. Athletes must begin practices and training activities adequately hydrated.

7. Recognize early signs of distress and developing exertional heat illness, and promptly stop activity for affected players and treat accordingly. Do not delay first aid! Early signs may include:

 Deterioration in performance/showing signs of struggling

 Pale or bright red flushing of the skin

 Dizziness

 Headache

8. Recognize more serious signs of exertional heat-related distress. Immediately stop activity and seek medical attention by activating the Emergency Medical System. Begin on-site rapid cooling immediately.

 Severe fatigue

 Stumbling

 Vomiting

 Collapse

 Obvious behavioral changes and/or central nervous system problems such as confusion, loss of consciousness, seizures

9. With an increase in heat and humidity, especially if the heat and humidity level is a significant change from the previous few days:

 Decrease intensity of the activity

 Increase frequency/duration of rest breaks

 Reduce uniform/equipment

 Continue to closely monitor players in these changing conditions


Contact: Lecia Schluterman