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James Lawson High School Athletic Facilities

At the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year James Lawson High School will open its doors in the Bellevue area. The school is replacing Hillwood High School after over 60 years of operation. The new state-of-the-art high school will open after nearly a decade of planning and construction which ended up costing about 124 million dollars. Lawson will house nearly 1600 students during its first year of operation and many of those students will be part of the school's athletic programs.

Athletics in high school are crucial to the students, it teaches them teamwork and comradery. Lawson did not hold back when it came to designing its athletic facilities. The brand-new gymnasium can house around 1600 people, while the football field sits right next to the Harpeth River and Interstate 40. The campus will also contain fields for most outdoor sports like soccer, baseball, and softball. There will also be practice fields on sight. Inside there is also a practice gym and wrestling facilities. Needless to say, Lawson went all out for their athletic department.

Lighting Athletics kick off their 2023-2024 campaign on August 18th when the football team hosts Cheatham County. This will mark the first game for coach Brian Lilly’s squad in school history and the first at the brand-new Lighting Stadium. The Lighting will host five home games this season with their final test coming against Nolensville on October 6th.

Lawson High School is looking for an exciting season for its football program and its athletic department as a whole. These new facilities should give these student-athletes an extra boost for the upcoming school year.

Homes games are highlighted 

Lawson Lightning Football Schedule 2023

8/18  Cheatham County vs James Lawson 

8/25  James Lawson vs Sycamore

8/31  Stratford vs James Lawson 

9/8  Centennial vs James Lawson

9/15  Spring Hill vs James Lawson

9/22  James Lawson vs Hillsboro

9/29  James Lawson vs Page

10/6  Nolensville vs James Lawson 

10/20  James Lawson vs Columbia Central

10/26  James Lawson vs Glencliff 



Alek Kisiel / WNSR Columnist 

@AlekKisiel on Twitter 




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