Starkville Academy football

Starkville Academy’s Cole Owens (3) huddles with teammates during a game earlier this season.

For a program that has already dealt with the hurdles caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic this year, the Vols believe they are in good shape to handle what’s thrown their way this week.

For more on this story, plus a column from Smith about the high school football games being changed to Thursday night this week, read our news edition from Thursday, October 8 or click here to subscribe to our e-edition.

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