COMMANDERS SUFFER 1ST LOSS
HARTSVILLE -- Friendship Christian was handed a 23-7 loss Friday by a physical Trousdale County team at John Kerr Field in a Region 4A clash.
The Commanders only enjoyed their number one ranking in the state for a few days dropping their first game of the year to stand at 6-1.
FCS failed to sustain offensive drives and allowed the Yellow Jackets too many opportunities early that cost them a shot at the lead and more importantly -- momentum.
SENIOR SCORES 4 TOUCHDOWNS
WATERTOWN -- Tailback Dylan Holycross racked up over 300 yards in total offense and scored four touchdowns to lead Watertown past Clay County 44-0 Friday at Robinson Stadium.
Holycross scored TDs on runs of 54, 5, 93 and 60 yards as he finished the night with 14 carries for 249 yards. He also caught one pass for 52 yards.
Leading 18-0 at intermission, the Purple Tigers put the game out of reach with a 20-point outburst in the third period. All told, Watertown racked up almost 500 yards in total offense.
The win was the fifth in a row for Watertown since a season-opening loss. Coach Gavin Webster's team improves to 5-1 overall / 4-0 in Region 4A play headed into an Oct. 9 game vs. arch-rival Friendship Christian School. Clay County fell to 3-3 on the season.
Mt. Juliet Christian Academy (0-6) was idle Friday night. The Saints will host Knox Webb Oct. 9 at Suey Field on the MJCA campus.
MT. JULIET -- Taking advantage of several early-game miscues Mt. Juliet piled up a 52-13 win over Lebanon Friday night in a District 9AAA contest.
The win vaults Coach Roger Perry's squad to 6-0 overall / 3-0 in league play headed into a Thursday night TV game at home next week vs. Wilson Central. Lebanon slid to 4-3 / 2-2 in the district with the loss and will entertain Beech Friday, Oct. 9.
MJ quarterback Reed Gurchiek rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another, going 7-of-8 passing for 111 yards and shining in the two-minute drill just before intermission. He ran eight times for 61 yards.
Lebanon's Jordan Stafford ran 25 times for 92 yards, QB Patrick Maynard completed 7-of-17 passes for 90 yards with TD passes going to Phillip Vance and Kelan Rhodes.
The Blue Devils turned the ball over twice on fumbles, twice on interceptions, had a punt blocked and failed to handle a couple of MJ kickoffs cleanly.
HENDERSONVILLE WINS 3-0
GLADEVILLE -- Winless Wilson Central battled for 48 minutes -- and then some -- Friday in a heartbreaking 3-0 overtime loss to District 9AAA rival Hendersonville.
Richie Reichenberger's 27-yard field goal in overtime allowed the Commandos (4-2 / 2-1) to escape with the win over the Wildcats who fell to 0-7 on the season.
Tied 0-0 at the end of regulation, Wilson Central fumbled on its first play of overtime. Hendersonville recovered and promptly kicked the field goal for the victory.
The Wildcats will play at Mt. Juliet Thursday in a game to be televised on UPN 30. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.