By 615 Preps
The Midstate :48 (formerly known as the 615 Preps Podcast) is a weekly high school football show in Middle Tennessee with Chris Brooks, Scott Burton and Tom Duggin. Throughout the season, we'll get you ready for that week's action in 48 minutes (usually). We'll break down the previous week's action and make our predictions for some of the upcoming week's top games.
Coaches 'N 'Cue: Steve Trapp
This episode of Coaches and 'Cue comes from The Lipstick Pig in Smithville, Tennessee, just up the street from DeKalb County High School. Tiger head coach Steve Trapp sits down with us for this session as the longtime DeKalb County leader reflects on his intro to coaching, how the community rallies around the Tigers and more. We also sit down with Jeff Cawthorn, owner of The Lipstick Pig, and get some backstory on the establishment which will celebrate its first anniversary on July 1, 2022.
July 01, 2022
Coaches and 'Cue: Paul Wade
Our second Coaches and 'Cue episode this offseason features Donelson Christian Academy head coach Paul Wade, entering the 2022 season with his Wildcats in a position to defend their Division II-Class AA BlueCross Bowl state championship. This episode comes from Papa Turney's BBQ in Hermitage, at the marina at Nashville Shores, which features live music every week. Visit papaturneysbbq.com for more information. Follow us on social media! Twitter: twitter.com/615Preps Facebook: facebook.com/615Preps Instagram: instagram.com/615preps
June 01, 2022
Coaches 'N 'Cue: Kevin Creasy
The first of our Coaches 'N 'Cue shows for the 2022 offseason comes from Jim 'N Nick's in Murfreesboro with Oakland head coach Kevin Creasy. Creasy's Patriots repeated as Class 6A BlueCross Bowl state champions in 2021, and he sits down with us to talk about his career, maintaining a winning program, and some driver's education teaching stories.
March 16, 2022
Midstate :48 - Season Wrap-Up
After a week away due to some illness, the guys return to finish up with BlueCross Bowl reaction, Mr. Football winners and talking about the players signing during the early signing period in our final episode of the 2021 season.
December 16, 2021
Midstate :48 - BlueCross Bowl championship preview
Breaking down the BlueCross Bowl championship games involving teams from our coverage area. CPA vs. Lipscomb Academy DCA vs. Nashville Christian MBA vs. McCallie East Nashville vs. Alcoa Page vs. Powell Summit vs. Oakland
November 30, 2021
Midstate :48 - Division I semifinal
The crew discusses the Division I semifinal round, Mr. Football finalists and hears from Trousdale County running back Bryson Claiborne and head coach Blake Satterfield after the Yellow Jackets' 23-0 victory at Watertown in the Class 2A quarterfinals.
November 24, 2021
Midstate :48 - Round 3 preview
Chris, Scott and Tom answer some mailbag questions entering the third round of the TSSAA playoffs and we hear from Page quarterback Jake McNamara after the Patriots' 20-15 win over Nolensville in the second round.
November 17, 2021
Midstate :48 - Round 2 preview
Chris, Scott and Tom break down some key matchups for the second round and hear from Lebanon senior Kemontez Logue and head coach Chuck Gentry after the Blue Devils' 42-7 victory over Stewarts Creek in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs.
November 10, 2021
Midstate :48 - Round 1
Chris, Scott and Tom break down the playoff bracket for area teams and pick winners from some of the best first-round playoff games.
November 03, 2021
Midstate :48 - Week 11
This week's episode is all about how each region stands heading into the final week of the regular season.
October 27, 2021
Midstate :48 - Week 10
Chris and Scott chat with an original member of the crew, Christian Kaposy, now with the Green Hill Sports Network and 104.5 The Zone about the Hawks season, plus picks for some of the top games including the big CPA-Lipscomb Academy showdown.
October 20, 2021
Midstate :48 - Week 9
We take a look toward the postseason and examine how the playoffs are starting to shape up.
October 13, 2021
Midstate :48 - Week 8
As the regular season hits its final month, we take a look at some of the playoff races taking shape in Division I classes.
October 06, 2021
Midstate :48 - Week 7 preview
Chris and Scott answer more mailbag questions, look back at some Week 6 action and make their picks for Week 7's best games.
September 29, 2021
Midstate :48 - Week 6 preview
This week's episode features a deep dive into the marquee matchup between Lipscomb Academy and Oakland, a discussion on the latest Power 15 ranking members and picks for a loaded week of strong matchups.
September 22, 2021
Midstate :48 - Week 5
Chris and Scott hold down the fort in Tom's absence this week, taking mailbag questions in this episode and picking winners for the best Week 5 games in Middle Tennessee.
September 15, 2021
Midstate :48 - Week 4 preview
The crew plays some "word association" with several area teams following the first week of region play.
September 08, 2021
Midstate :48 - Week 3
Chris, Scott and Tom take a look back at Week 2 happenings, including the sideline incident involving Lipscomb Academy head coach Trent Dilfer and one of his players.
September 01, 2021
Midstate :48 - Week 2
We preview some of the top area games in Week 2, plus look back at some of the games we saw from the sidelines in Week 1.
August 25, 2021
Midstate :48 - Week 1
We preview some of the top area games in Week 1 on our first weekly edition of the Midstate :48 of the 2021 regular season.
August 18, 2021
Midstate :48 - 2021 Division II Season Preview
Our fourth and final preseason preview episode covers the teams and regions in Division II.
August 16, 2021
2021 Season Preview - Class 6A
Class 6A takes center stage in the third of our four preseason preview shows for 2021.
August 15, 2021
2021 Season Preview - Class 4A and 5A
Class 4A and 5A take center stage in the second of our four preseason preview shows for 2021.
August 14, 2021
2021 Season Preview - Class 1A, 2A and 3A
Our premiere of the new Midstate :48 opens our season preview series with teams and regions in Class 1A, 2A and 3A. We break down the changes in each region with the new reclassifications and outline our Stadium Club supporter program as well. Make sure to like and subscribe so you don't miss all the coverage coming your way this season!
August 13, 2021
Coaches & 'Cue - Ingle Martin
The third episode of Coaches & 'Cue for the 2021 offseason features a sitdown at Edley's Bar-B-Que in Nashville with CPA head coach Ingle Martin as his Lions prepare to defend their Division II-Class AA state championship. We discuss Martin's path into coaching, the challenges of the 2020 season and who is prepared to stand out on the 2021 squad. Follow 615 Preps on social media! Twitter: twitter.com/615Preps Facebook: facebook.com/615Preps Instagram: instagram.com/615preps
June 10, 2021
2021 Coaches & 'Cue - Maurice Fitzgerald
The second episode of Coaches & 'Cue for the 2021 offseason features a sitdown with legendary Metro Nashville head coach Maurice Fitzgerald as he prepares to retire at the end of the school year. The discussion features touches on Fitzgerald's storied career at multiple schools in Nashville, his involvement with the In Full Motion program and some of the challenges of the past three years at Hillsboro as the Burros faced situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of a home field while their new stadium is under construction. This episode comes from Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Nashville. Follow 615 Preps on social media! Twitter: twitter.com/615Preps Facebook: facebook.com/615Preps Instagram: instagram.com/615preps
May 08, 2021
Coaches & 'Cue: Ben Caudill
Our first Coaches & 'Cue of the 2021 offseason features a stop at Slick Pig BBQ in Smyrna (and Murfreesboro) for a chat with Stewarts Creek head coach Ben Caudill to reflect on his first season as the Red Hawks' head coach, from dealing with football in 2020 to the disappointment of their season ending early due to COVID-19. Make sure to check out our YouTube channel for an extended version of this episode with a behind-the-scenes look at the Slick Pig locations in Smyrna and Murfreesboro. Follow 615 Preps on social media! Twitter: twitter.com/615Preps Facebook: facebook.com/615Preps Instagram: instagram.com/615preps
April 15, 2021
615 Preps Podcast: Season wrap-up
In the 2020 season finale, Chris and Scott recap the BlueCross Bowl championship games, the Mr. Football awards and early signing period notes for area players, plus discussion about the new regions for the next two years.
December 18, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: BlueCross Bowl preview
Chris and Scott recap the Division I semifinals and look ahead to the four championship games involving area teams.
December 02, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Summit head coach Brian Coleman, Division I semifinal preview
Summit head coach Brian Coleman joins the show to discuss the Spartans' Class 5A quarterfinal win at Beech and their semifinal trip to Henry County, while Chris and Scott determine the Player of the Week and pick the semifinal games with the six remaining area teams.
November 25, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Battle of the 'Boro (Part 2) with Jack Jones, Mr. Football finalists, Round 3 picks
Former Oakland and University of Tennessee offensive lineman Jack Jones joins the show to chat about Battle of the 'Boro memories. Local Mr. Football finalists are named, as well as the Citizens Bank Player of the Week for the second round of the playoffs. An extended "Who Ya Got?" segment has picks for all remaining local teams with the Division II semifinals this week.
November 18, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: East Nashville head coach Jamaal Stewart, second round preview
East Nashville head coach Jamaal Stewart joins the show ahead of the Eagles' Class 3A second round matchup at Pearl-Cohn.
November 11, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Bracketology
Chris and Scott break down the playoff brackets involving area teams and announce the final regular season Player of the Week winner.
November 04, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Week 11 preview, Springfield head coach Dustin Wilson
In the final episode of the regular season, Springfield head coach Dustin Wilson joins the show to discuss the Yellow Jackets' Region 5-4A title clash with unbeaten Creek Wood. Week 10 recaps: CPA at Lipscomb Academy; La Vergne at Smyrna Citizens Bank Player of the Week for Week 10 Who Ya Got?
October 28, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Week 10 preview, DeKalb County radio's Luke Willoughby
DeKalb County radio voice Luke Willoughby joins the show after the Tigers clinched their first-ever region championship in Week 9.
October 21, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Oakland head coach Kevin Creasy, Week 9 preview
Oakland head coach Kevin Creasy joins the show ahead of the annual Battle of the 'Boro rivalry game at Riverdale.
October 14, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: VR2's Brandon Martin, Week 8 preview
Chris and Scott talk recruiting with VR2 on SI's Brandon Martin and make their picks for Week 8's top games.
October 07, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Lipscomb Academy head coach Trent Dilfer, Week 7 preview
Lipscomb Academy head coach Trent Dilfer joins the show and Chris and Scott pick Week 7 winners. Some things discussed during Dilfer's segment: - schedule changes - navigating the uncertainty of 2020 with his team - why he went to a Metro Nashville coaches' press conference just hours before his team was set to kickoff - what advice Brett Favre and Reggie White gave him that he passed on to Mustang quarterback Luther Richesson
September 30, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Week 6 preview, Metro's return
Chris and Scott discuss Metro's return to play in Week 6, plus recap their games from Week 5 and pick the top games in "Who Ya Got?"
September 23, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Week 5 preview, Ravenwood head coach Matt Daniels
Ravenwood head coach Matt Daniels joins the show to talk Battle of the Woods with Brentwood, a tough September schedule and championship game hairstyles this week.
September 16, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Week 4 preview, Beech head coach Anthony Crabtree
Beech head coach Anthony Crabtree joins the show to talk about the Buccaneers' Week 4 cross-town showdown with Hendersonville. Chris and Scott recap Week 3 and pick winners for the top games in "Who Ya Got?"
September 09, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Week 3 preview, Trousdale County head coach Blake Satterfield
Chris and Scott chat with Trousdale County head coach Blake Satterfield ahead of the Region 4-2A showdown with Watertown.
September 02, 2020
615 Preps Podcast Week 2, Metro postponements, Gordonsville at Smith County preview
Chris and Scott discuss Metro Nashville's decision to postpone sports until further notice, Week 2 schedule changes, and Gordonsville head coach Scott Clemons spends a few minutes on the show. Chris and Scott cast their votes for the Player of the Week, recap Week 1 and pick winners for Week 2 games in "Who Ya Got?"
August 26, 2020
615 Preps Podcast: Week 1, Stewarts Creek at Mt. Juliet preview
We preview Week 1 action in Middle Tennessee and spend a few minutes chatting with the head coaches in this week’s Spotlight Game, Stewarts Creek at Mt. Juliet. 10:30 – Stewarts Creek head coach Ben Caudill 22:30 – Mt. Juliet head coach Trey Perry 35:00 – Who Ya Got?
August 21, 2020
2020 Preseason Preview: Division II-Class AA and AAA
Our final preview episode covers the remainder of Division II, with both Class AA and AAA on the show. 3:00 – Division II-AA Middle Region (CPA, Lipscomb Academy, FRA, BGA, Goodpasture) 16:30 – Division II-AAA East (Nashville Christian, Davidson Academy, Columbia Academy, Clarksville Academy), Independent (Zion Christian)
August 20, 2020
2020 Preseason Preview - Division II-Class A
Division II-Class A teams hit the preview in this episode, including defending state champion Davidson Academy. 3:00 – East Region (Friendship Christian, DCA, Middle Tennessee Christian, Mt. Juliet Christian, Grace Christian-Franklin) 21:00 – West Region (Nashville Christian, Davidson Academy, Columbia Academy, Clarksville Academy)
August 19, 2020
2020 Preseason Preview: Class 6A
The largest class of our preseason previews is in the spotlight in this episode as the area Class 6A teams get their turn in the discussion. 2:00: Region 3 - Oakland, Blackman, Riverdale, Siegel, Rockvale 15:00: Region 4 - Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet, Wilson Central, Lebanon, Rossview, Station Camp 33:00: Region 5 - Cane Ridge, Smyrna, Stewarts Creek, McGavock, La Vergne, Overton, Antioch 50:00: Region 6 - Brentwood, Ravenwood, Independence, Franklin, Centennial, Dickson County
August 18, 2020
2020 Preseason Preview: Class 5A
Class 5A area teams take center stage in this edition of the 615 Preps Preseason Preview. 11:00: Region 5 - Page, Summit, Columbia 23:00: Region 6 - Beech, Gallatin, Hillsboro, Hunters Lane, Hillwood, Glencliff 48:00: Region 7 - Clarksville, Kenwood, Northeast, Northwest, West Creek
August 17, 2020
2020 Preseason Preview: Class 4A
Class 4A's area teams go under the microscope in the third of our preseason episodes. 3:30 – Region 3 (DeKalb County, Macon County), Region 4 (Nolensville, Maplewood, Spring Hill) 23:00 – Region 5 (Springfield, Creek Wood, White House Heritage, Portland, Montgomery Central, White House, Greenbrier)
August 16, 2020
2020 Preseason Preview: Class 3A
Class 3A teams go under the microscope in our second preseason episode, including teams from regions 4-6. 4:00 - Regions 4 and 5 (Smith County, Cannon County, Pearl-Cohn, East Nashville, Stratford, Whites Creek) 27:00 - Region 6 (Fairview, Sycamore, Cheatham County, Harpeth)
August 15, 2020
2020 Preseason Preview: Class 1A and 2A
In our 2020 season premiere, we'll discuss the area teams in Class 1A and 2A regions. We announce a new sponsor on board for our Player of the Week awards as well. 12:00 - Class 1A teams (Gordonsville, Jo Byrns, Red Boiling Springs, Mt. Pleasant) 24:00 - Class 2A teams (Watertown, Trousdale County, East Robertson, Westmoreland, Eagleville)
August 14, 2020
615 Preps Podcast Episode 26 - Scott Burton's Coaches and 'Cue with Brian Coleman
Summit head coach Brian Coleman joined the show, recorded on July 3, 2020 from Jack of Hearts Bar-B-Que in Spring Hill. The Spartans enter the 2020 season as one of the favorites to contend for the title following their runner-up finish in 2019. In this episode: - A common-sense approach to conditioning during a pandemic, and the precautions they took upon returning to practice in June. - The current state of the high school football season and the contingency plans set out by the TSSAA for the 2020 season, to be voted on July 8 - Coleman’s coaching background, including coaching New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower at Marshall County - Getting stuck in traffic on the way to their first-round playoff game at Gallatin in 2019 - Why Game of Thrones discussions are banned in the coaches’ office at Summit This wraps up our offseason episodes, but stay tuned - Season 2 is coming soon! Follow us on Twitter @615Preps for more details on the 2020 season.
July 07, 2020
615 Preps Podcast Episode 25: Scott Burton's "Coaches & Cue" with Kit Hartsfield
In our first episode in more than three months, we resume our offseason series with Blackman head coach Kit Hartsfield, coming from Big Bobby's BBQ in Murfreesboro.
June 15, 2020
615Preps Podcast Episode 24: Scott Burton's Coaches & 'Cue with Dustin Wilson
This month's installment of Scott Burton's Coaches & 'Cue features Springfield head coach Dustin Wilson and is recorded at J.I. Baldwin and Son Barbecue in Springfield, Tennessee.
March 11, 2020
615Preps Podcast Episode 23: Coaches and 'Que with Kyle Shoulders
This is the first episode in "Coaches and 'Que" offseason series, getting to know several midstate coaches at some of the area's best barbeque joints. This episode profiles Macon County head coach Kyle Shoulders at Big Ed's Bar-B-Que in Lafayette.
February 19, 2020
615Preps Podcast Episode 22: Recruiting roundup with VR2's Brandon Martin
VR2's Brandon Martin joins the show for an in-depth look at recruiting following the early national signing window, and a new offseason project announcement from Chris and Scott on the next-to-last episode of the season.
December 25, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 21: BlueCross Bowl rewind, 5 questions on the 2019 season
The gang recaps the BlueCross Bowl state championships and what went wrong for teams facing East Tennessee foes. Plus, 5 questions about the 2019 season.
December 11, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 20: Springfield's semifinal win, BlueCross Bowl preview show
This week's extended episode dives into each of the BlueCross Bowl championship games involving the seven area teams fighting for titles: Davidson Academy, CPA, MBA, Pearl-Cohn, Summit, Springfield and Ravenwood, and recaps Springfield's overtime victory in the semifinals.
December 04, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 19: Division II semis, Division I semifinal preview and a Black Friday PSA
This week's show tackles a couple of Division II semifinals and gets you ready for the Division I semifinals on Black Friday. Also, a new name is added to the Player of the Week list and somebody changes their mind on a pick for this week.
November 27, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 18: Second-round surprises
The gang discusses some surprises from the second round, and DeKalb County radio analyst Luke Willoughby joins the show to discuss the Tigers' first-ever quarterfinal appearance. Also, Player of the Week and third-round picks are discussed.
November 20, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 17: Round two previews and picks, playoff road warriors
This week's episode looks back at a couple of road teams who pulled off first-round victories, adds a newcomer to the Player of the Week list, and somehow manages to squeeze in a Bucksnort reference in all of it.
November 13, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 16: Playoff special
On an extended edition of the 615Preps Podcast, the gang breaks down the brackets involving local teams and picks 10 of the most intriguing playoff games in the midstate.
November 06, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 15: Gallatin-Beech reaction, Maurice Patton chat, Week 11 preview
The Columbia Daily Herald's Maurice Patton joins the show to discuss his TSSAA Distinguished Service honor and Maury County teams preparing for the postseason. The gang revisits the Gallatin-Beech slugfest and Chris Brooks has to answer for a bad week in "Who Ya Got?"
October 30, 2019
615Preps Podcast #14: Riverdale-Oakland recap, Gallatin-Beech preview, "Magic" Moore's domination
The gang discusses the Battle of the Boro, Stratford senior James Moore's record-tying night, chooses the Player of the Week and previews the Gallatin-Beech showdown for Week 10.
October 23, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 13: How many classes should Tennessee high school football have?
The gang discusses whether or not Tennessee should have nine total state championships in high school football, and what they think an ideal setup might be. Plus, Week 9 picks for 10 of the best games featuring two area teams.
October 17, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 12: Week 8's top games recap, Player of the Week announcement
The crew recaps a soggy Week 8 schedule, with thoughts from FRA-BGA, MBA-BA, Ravenwood-CPA and Centennial-Page. A new Player of the Week is revealed as well.
October 16, 2019
615Preps Podcast 11: East Nashville/Pearl-Cohn; Glencliff troubles; Ravenwood coaching suspensions
Recapping the East Nashville/Pearl-Cohn showdown, discussions on Glencliff's troubles and Ravenwood coaching suspensions.
October 09, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 10: Trousdale/Macon, Hillsboro/Pearl-Cohn, midseason check-ups
The gang recaps Week 6's top games and gives their thoughts on several area teams' playoff outlooks as the second half of the season begins. Plus, "Who Ya Got?" returns for another week of staff predictions.
October 02, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 9: Brentwood-Ravenwood, Midseason Surprises and Underachievers
The gang recaps the Battle of the Woods, gives their surprises and underachievers after Week 5, and picks 10 of the area's top games for Week 6.
September 25, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 8: Week 5 preview, how small is too small for 11-man football?
The gang recaps some top Week 4 results, picks Week 5 winners and the Player of the Week, and discusses whether some programs with limited rosters would benefit from going to 8-man football.
September 18, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 7: Tennessee Vols recruiting with VR2's Brandon Martin, 9/11 remembrance
Vol Recruiting Reports' Brandon Martin joins the show to discuss recruiting, including an underrated player in the Midstate area. The gang recaps some of the important Week 3 results and picks winners for the biggest games of Week 4.
September 12, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 6: Mt. Juliet HC Trey Perry, Lebanon HC Chuck Gentry, Week 2 standouts
Mt. Juliet head coach Trey Perry and Lebanon head coach Chuck Gentry join the show ahead of their Week 3 region clash. This week's Player of the Week is chosen, and the crew picks 10 more winners for this week's action.
September 05, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 5: Week 1 recap, Player of the Week
The gang recaps Week 1 of the regular season including Gallatin's win over Lebanon, chooses the first Player of the Week recipient and makes picks for this week's key matchups.
August 29, 2019
Episode 4: Week 1 preview, Gallatin head coach Chad Watson, BlueCross Bowl site discussion
The gang previews some of Week 1's best games, and Gallatin head coach Chad Watson joins the show ahead of the Green Wave's season opener against Lebanon. Also, is Cookeville the best place for the state championship games?
August 22, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 3: 1A/2A/4A/Division II-A previews
The gang concludes the preseason preview series with a look at Class 1A, 2A, 4A and Division II-A. Also, which teams do the guys think could win their first state title this year? And, the first Game of the Week is revealed for Week 1.
August 15, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 2: Class 6A and Division II-AA previews
The second preseason episode has Class 6A and Division II-Class AA in the spotlight, and the gang discusses which teams could repeat as state champions, as well as some attractive Week 1 matchups.
August 12, 2019
615Preps Podcast Episode 1: Class 3A/5A/Division II-AAA previews
Chris Brooks, Scott Burton and Christian Kaposy open the 615Preps preview series with a look at teams in three classes in the Middle Tennessee area. Other segments include a weekly poll question and a topic for discussion around the area.
August 11, 2019