Gordonsville and Smith Co. High Schools hosted their annual football homecoming parades on Friday, September 10th.

Each school held their respective parades on Gordonsville and Carthage’s Main Streets. Each parade featured students, school organizations, homecoming courts and the homecoming queen from each school.

DTC3 will air each parade in the coming days. You may view them at the following times:

Gordonsville High School

  • Fri, Sept 17 – 3:00PM
  • Sun, Sept 19 – 7:00PM
  • Wed, Sept 22 – 8:30PM
  • Sun, Sept 26 – 7:30PM

Smith Co. High School

  • Fri, Sept 17 – 3:30PM
  • Sun, Sept 19 – 7:30PM
  • Wed, Sept 22 – 8:00PM
  • Sun, Sept 26 – 7:00PM


American Legion Post 57 remembered the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a special ceremony held at the Historic Smith County Courthouse.

Post 57 Commander, Jon Henry, made opening remarks and introduced several guest speakers. Among the guest speakers was former New York City police officer John Bierra. Bierra served in New York City on September 11, 2001, and the months following the attacks on the World Trade Centers. Presently, John Bierra is an officer at the Carthage City Police Department.

Other special guest speakers included Post 57 Vice Commander Joe Stout, Smith County Mayor Jeff Mason, and Carthage Mayor Sarah Marie Smith.

You may view the full ceremony on DTC3 at the following times:
• Fri. September 17 – 1:00PM
• Sun. Sept 19 – 2:00PM
• Wed. September 22 – 7:00PM
• Sun. Sept 26 – 8:00PM

DTC Sports is thrilled to bring you local Jr. High Football coverage, including Cannon Co. Middle, DeKalb Middle, Gordonsville Jr. High, Smith Co. Middle, and Watertown Middle. A replay of at least one game for each school this season will air on DTC3 in the coming weeks.

See below for this year’s recording schedule:
August 19th: Smith Co. Middle at Gordonsville Jr. High
August 26th: Watertown Middle at DeKalb Middle
September 9th: DeKalb Middle at Smith Co. Middle
September 23rd: Monterey Middle at Cannon Co. Middle


Check back after each game to see the updated airing schedule for each game.


Catch the best in local sports and events on DTC3. Learn more about how you can watch DTC3 and DTC TV at www.DTCcom.net or call 615-529-2955.

Join Chris Vance and “The Guru” Murphy Fair for this season’s fifth episode of The Box Score, DTC Sports’ weekly sports talk show as they review the Week 4 high school football scoreboard and preview Week 5 action.

Tune in each week for The Box Score for scores, highlights, and in-depth information, Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. and Friday nights at 6:00 p.m. on DTC3.You may also view them online on DTC3’s YouTube page or DTC Communications Facebook page.


DTC Sports has finalized the schedule for their coverage of high school football for the 2021 season. An 11 game schedule of live coverage will air each game night, starting at 6:45 p.m. on DTC channel 3, online at www.dtc3.tv, and on Facebook Live on DTC Communications’ Facebook page. Tape-delayed telecasts will air solely on DTC channel 3 in the week following each game. Watch Football Game Night all season long on DTC3!


The Football Game Night schedule is as follows (schedule is subject to change):

August 21
Smith Co. at Gordonsville

August 27
Cascade at Cannon Co.

September 3
Maplewood at Smith Co.

September 10
DeKalb Co. st Watertown

September 17
Lookout Valley at Cannon Co.

September 24
Cannon Co. at DeKalb Co.

October 1
Jo Byrns at Gordonsville

October 8
Harpeth at Watertown

October 15
Jackson Co. at Smith Co.

October 22
Goodpasture at DeKalb Co.

October 29
Clay Co. at Gordonsville

Be sure to check out the 2021 Football preview for each school and don’t miss a minute of the exciting action on Football Game Night every week on DTC3!


It’s back! After a break during the summer, Blackout Bingo is set to return for a brand new season on Monday, September 6!

How do you play? It’s easy! First, stop by your local DTC Communications phone store location and pick up a Bingo card. Then, tune in each Monday night at 6:30 p.m. as show host, J.R. Smith, calls out 63 total numbers over the course of the 30-minute program. If you black out all 25 squares on your Blackout Bingo card, YOU WIN!! Each weekly winner receives a prize from DTC Communications, and the weekly grand prize winner takes home a $50 restaurant gift card! Plus, at the end of each 13-week season, a $250 Visa gift card will be awarded to one of the lucky weekly winners from throughout the 13-week season! It’s fun and it’s easy!! But you can’t win if you don’t play!! So, pick up a Blackout Bingo card at your local DTC Communications phone store today!!

Each weekly episode repeats on Mondays at 10:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. 

See complete rules for Blackout Bingo at https://dtc3.tv/blackout-bingo/ 

Watch Blackout Bingo each week on DTC3, available exclusively on the DTC TV service! If you don’t have DTC TV in your home, call to get more information today at (615) 529-2955, and switch over to the most reliable local TV service available – DTC TV!!

JR Smith of DTC Sports discusses the upcoming football season with Watertown head football coach, Gavin Webster.

Head Coach: Gavin Webster (17th Season at WHS, 118-63 Overall; 71-31 Region, 9-12 Post-season)

2020 Overall: 11-2 (6-2 Home, 5-0 Away)
Region 4-2A: 5-0 (1st Place)
Playoffs: Beat Tellico Plains, 63-14, in the First Round; Beat Marion Co., 44-21, in the Second Round; Lost to Trousdale Co., 21-13, in the Quarterfinals
Season Notes: The Purple Tigers won the Region 4-2A Championship for the third year in a row and beat Trousdale County in the regular season for the third year in a row. Unfortunately, Watertown lost to the Yellow Jackets in the State Quarterfinals on their home field for the third straight year, ending their season. Expectations remain high for a deep playoff run again this year.

Aug. 20 at Fayetteville
Aug. 27 Gordonsville
Sep. 3 Westmoreland*
Sep. 10 DeKalb County
Sep. 17 at Whites Creek*
Sep. 24 at Upperman
Oct. 1 East Robertson*
Oct. 8 Harpeth*
Oct. 22 at Livingston Academy
Oct. 29 at Trousdale County*

Region Prediction (According to Murphy Fair Publication): Tied-1st in Region 4-2A (Tied with Trousdale Co.)

Luke Dycus of DTC Sports discusses the upcoming football season with Smith County head football coach, Matt Dyer.


Head Coach: Matt Dyer (1st Season at SCHS)

2020 Overall: 4-7 (1-5 Home, 3-2 Away)
Region 4-3A: 4-1 (2nd Place)
Playoffs: Lost to Brainerd, 14-13, in First Round
Season Notes: Smith County alum and former player Matt Dyer returns to his alma mater as the Owls begin a new chapter including facing unfamiliar foes in a region with all new teams due to the TSSAA realignment.

Aug. 21 at Gordonsville (on DTC3)
Aug. 27 at DeKalb County
Sep. 3 Maplewood*
Sep. 10 Westmoreland
Sep. 17 Walker Valley
Sep. 24 at Trousdale County
Oct. 1 at Stratford*
Oct. 15 Jackson County* (on DTC3)
Oct. 22 at Macon County
Oct. 29 at East Nashville*

Region Prediction (According to Murphy Fair Publication): Tied-2nd in Region 5-3A (Tied with Stratford)

JR Smith of DTC Sports discusses the upcoming football season with Gordonsville head football coach, Scott Clemons.

Head Coach: Scott Clemons (4th Season, 23-14 Overall, 14-2 Region, 5-3 Post-season)

2020 Overall: 9-3 (5-2 Home, 4-1 Away)
Region 4-1A: 5-0 (1st Place)
Playoffs: Beat Whitwell, 49-0, in the First Round; Beat Clay Co.,21-14, in the Second Round; Lost vs South Pittsburg, 37-7, in the Quarterfinals
Season Notes: Beat state champions Fayetteville in regular season. Finished undefeated in region play before exiting playoffs in the quarterfinals against rival South Pittsburg.

Aug. 21 Smith County (on DTC3)
Aug. 27 at Watertown
Sep. 3 Oliver Springs
Sep. 10 Eagleville
Sep. 17 at Pickett County* (Game Cancelled)
Sep. 24 at Coalfield
Oct. 1 Jo Byrns* (on DTC3)
Oct. 8 at Trousdale County
Oct. 22 at Red Boiling Springs*
Oct. 29 Clay County* (on DTC3)

Region Prediction (According to Murphy Fair Publication): 1st in Region 4-1A


Chris Vance of DTC Sports discusses the upcoming 2021 high school football season with DeKalb County head football coach, Steve Trapp.


Head Coach: Steve Trapp (17th Season, 87-90 Overall, 46-41 Region, 6-12 Post-season)

2020 Overall: 7-4 (2-4 Home, 5-0 Away)
Region 3-4A: 3-0 (1st Place)
Playoffs: Beat Spring Hill, 38-15, in the First Round; Lost to Nolensville, 24-17, in the Second Round.
Season Notes: Started the season 1-3 before finishing regular season 6-4. Won first region title in school history. Lost DTC Player of the Year QB Alex Aldino to the college ranks.

Aug. 20 at Warren County
Aug. 27 Smith County
Sep. 3 at Macon County*
Sep. 10 at Watertown (on DTC3)
Sep. 17 Cumberland County*
Sep. 24 Cannon County (on DTC3)
Oct. 1 at Livingston Academy*
Oct. 15 Upperman*
Oct. 22 Goodpasture (on DTC3)
Oct. 29 at Stone Memorial*

Region Prediction (According to Murphy Fair Publication): 2nd in Region 4-4A