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Wilson Central has been riding the crest of a 4-0 streak to open the 2012 season -- quite a turnaround from last seasons 2-8 campaign.
Its been a complete change in attitude around here, said Wildcat head coach Brad Dedman -- himself a former football player at Lebanon. It started in the winter workouts and continued through the spring. Our coaches have been upbeat, positive and Im sure thats rubbed off on our young men.
Dedman noted he had to throw several sophomores into the fire last season and those guys -- now juniors -- have blossomed.
We bit the bullet last season and its paying off now. Weve got a good core group of leaders and the other kids have joined right along.
The Wildcats have scored an average of 38 points per game while allowing just 16 point per contest. Opponents have been hard pressed to focus in on one main Wildcat as Dedmans team has been equally effective running and throwing the football.
Last week, WC exploded in the second half for a 51-26 win over Shelbyville.
On the other side of the coin Lebanon has suffered through an 0-4 start and has struggled in all areas of the game. The Blue Devils, like Wilson Central, a 2-8 team a year ago, have managed to generate just 27 points through four games and have allowed 141 points -- an average of 35 ppg.
Our guys are gutting it out, giving us everything theyve got, said LHS coach Troy Crane. Were a football team thats young in a lot of spots, especially at the skill positions and were not able to make the plays right now.
Lebanon dropped a 34-21 decision at previously winless Glencliff last week.
Watertown hosts Pickett Co.Watertown and Friendship Christian will be hosting Region 4A opponents tonight as the 2012 football season enters Week Four.
The Purple Tigers, fresh off a less than sterling 34-20 win at Red Boiling Springs, welcomes Pickett County tonight for homecoming at Robinson Stadium. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. with presentation of the queen and her court set for halftime.
WHS (3-0, 1-0) saw soph Brandon George rush for 119 yard on 18 carries and defenders Cameron Jennings, Colton Haun and Michael Mobley each recovered fumbles. Dakota Self was in on nine tackles and Robert Davenport seven stops.
Jackson Co. visits FCSFriendship Christian will host Jackson County tonight in a 7 p.m. game at Pirtle Field. Last week the Commanders drilled Clay County 49-6 -- improving to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in Region 4A play. After an idle week, Jackson County stands 2-1, 0-1 in Region 4A.
MJ Christian at Tri-CitiesThe Saints are still smart-ing after a 65-0 loss last week at No. 4-ranked Clarksville Academy.Coach Jake Roberts crew slid to 0-4 overall with the lopsided road loss.Tri-Cities Christian is a non-TSSAA school located in Blountville.
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