Sophomore Brad Cavanaugh drilled a 43-yard field goal with 3:35 left to lift Wilson Central to a 10-7 victory over Lebanon Friday night at Wildcat Stadium.
The victory was the first of the season for the Wildcats, who improved to 1-4 overall / 1-2 in District 9AAA. Lebanon fell to 1-4 / 0-3 with the loss.
Next week, Lebanon will host Cookeville while Wilson Central will entertain Centennial.
MJCA CLAIMS WIN -- Trailing 23-7 as the game entered the fourth quarter, Mt. Juliet Christian staged a remarkable rally and defeated Riverside Christian 28-23 Friday at Suey Field.
The win victory the first of the season for the Saints (1-4) who will journey to Seymour Sept. 23 to take on Kings Academy in a game set for 6 p.m. Central Time. The Saints overcame five turnovers to notch the win.
Sophomore Noah Wilson scored all three touchdowns in the fourth quarter on runs of 33, 20 and 54 yards. Wilson finished the game with 144 yards on just 12 carries -- an average of 12 yards per attempt.
Junior Brant Lamberth picked off a Riverside pass late in the contest to ice the game for the Saints.
TIGERS OVERPOWER PICKETT CO. -- The Purple Tigers piled up 360 yards in total offense in a lopside 64-0 victory at Pickett County High School as the starters were pulled early in the second quarter.
Sophomore quarterback Ty Jobe threw three touchdown passes and rushed for another as Watertown improved to 4-0 overall / 2-0 in the region heading into a Sept. 23 road trip to Monterey. Jobe completed 5-of-9 passes for 170 yards before taking a seat.
Ninth grader Colin Jennings went the rest of the way and completed 6-of-8 attempts for 102 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Watertown defenders intercepted five Pickettt County aerials -- two of which were returned for touchdowns by Josiah Smith (50 yards) and Jade Hess (53 yards). Cooper Jacobsen, Cory Meadows and Colton Haun had the other picks for the Tigers.
Hess led Watertown in rshing with 36 yards on seven carries and Brannon Hill added 26 yards on two attempts. KeAndre Bates caught two passes for 76 yards and Jake Belcher had three receptions for 94 yards.
FCS RIPS JACKSON COUNTY -- Friendship Christian's defense limited Jackson County to just 24 yards in total offense in Friday's 45-0 victory in Gainesboro.
Tailback Dekolas Reeves scored four touchdowns and rushed for 173 yards. QB Tallon Mehlhoff added 115 yards on 14 attempts and a short TD run.
Next week, the Commanders (3-2 overall / 2-1 in Region 4A) will host league foe Pickett County.