The middle school football season kicks off tonight with an in-county rivalry. Dickson Middle School’s Dragons will be hosting the Charlotte Tigers with kickoff set for 6:30 pm at Homer Hamdorff Stadium. Coach Scotty Roberts’ Dragons got their first preseason action Monday with a scrimmage at William James. The Dragons are still in the Big South Conference, but it has dwindled to only five teams and is not holding a preseason jamboree. That has left Roberts scrambling to fill out an eight-game schedule with only four conference opponents. The coach has continued to search for games and as of the start of the season tonight the Dragons have a seven-game schedule. Coach Tommy Shelton’s Tigers have only a few starters returning from last year’s 3-5 squad that finished fourth in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference playoffs. Charlotte got in some preseason action last week when the Tigers faced the William James Colonels in the Creek Wood High School Booster Barbecue Scrimmage. After opening up in Dickson tonight, the Tigers will host Waverly next Thursday. Tonight’s Charlotte-Dickson middle school game will be broadcast live on the RFC Sports Network on WDKN, 101.5 The One FM and online at wdkn.com and rfcsports.com with the pregame show starting at 6:00.