By Chad Withrow:
Each week during the season, I will give you my five biggest games of the night. The only stipulations are that the game be played on Friday night and take place in middle Tennessee (Cumberland Plateau in the east and Tennessee River in the west). These spark a lot of debate and I will inevitably have to omit some really good match-ups because there are only five spots. Please know that I understand there are other games worthy of my weekly list that won’t make it, but it wouldn’t be the Friday Five if I included all of them. A special thanks to Penn Station East Coast Subs for sponsoring the column. Without people like Marcus Queen and companies like Penn Station East Coast Subs, we wouldn’t be able to bring you this level of coverage each and every week. Let them know how much you appreciate them by enjoying one of their delicious sandwiches made from top notch ingredients and an order of fresh cut fries over the course of the next week. (Word of advice: ALWAYS say yes to the cookie. You won’t regret it.) Let’s get it rolling. Here are my five biggest games of the week in the mid-state. It’s the Friday Five for Round 1 of the Playoffs presented by Penn Station East Coast Subs.