MJ, W-town play homecoming games
No. 6-ranked Mt. Juliet will look to improve to 4-0 on the season as the Bears step out of District 9AAA play Friday against LaVergne. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Coach Roger Perry is hoping his squad will bring great effort for 48 minutes. We were clicking early in last weeks (48-20) win over Portland, Perry said, but I feel like we let down a little once we got a lead.
LaVergne comes in 2-1 overall after a 28-0 loss at Oakland High last week.
That game with Oakland was a battle, Perry said, LaVergne comes to Mt. Juliet Friday and theyll mean business. Theyve got tremendous talent and you can see it on film. Those guys are playing good football. We better be ready to play.
Mt. Juliet has scored 104 points through three games -- an average of 34.6 points per contest.
RBS at Watertown -- Its homecoming Froday night at Watertown as Region 4A rival Red Boiling Springs provides the opposition. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Robinson Stadium with homecoming festivities scheduled for halftime.
The Purple Tigers stand 2-0 on the season after blitzing Huntland High 54-7 last week on the road. Friday night marks the first of eight consecutive Region 4A games to close out the regular season.
The Bulldogs come in 2-0 and were idle last week. RBS scored a 47-13 win over Pickett County in the season opener and a 53-15 victory over Mt. Juliet Christian a week later.
Through two games, the Bulldogs have racked up 100 points and allowed only 28.
FCS at Clay County -- Still smarting from a 26-20 home loss to Gordonville, Friendship Christian School will be on the road Friday at Clay County High for another Region 4A contest.
The Bulldogs stand 1-2 overall (1-1 in the region) following a 17-14 loss last week to Monterey.
Clay County quarterback Alex McLerran completed on three of his nine passing attempts, but two went for touchdowns as he racked up 133 yards through the air.
The Commanders stand 1-2 overall and 0-1 in league play following last weeks emotional 26-20 home loss to Gordonsville.
Wilson Central at Shelbyville -- Wilson Central limps into Bedford County Friday with a record of 0-3 following a 47-13 loss last week at Hendersonville. The Wildcats have suffered through a string of injuries, but should get some of their players back in action tonight.
Shelbyville sports a record of 3-0 with wins over Coffee County (40-13), Warren County (44-0) and Franklin County (31-27).
Glencliff at Lebanon -- Lebanon (1-2) will be without the services of quarterback / playmaker Patrick Maynard who injured an ankle last week in the 41-0 loss to Gallatin.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Nokes-Lasater Field. Live radio coverage begins at 76:30 p.m. on WANT FM-98.9 with a live video feed available on the Internet at www.atwsportscast.com
The reigns of the offense will be handled over to sophomore Bryce Suber who will be operating behind a re-vamped offensive line. Glencliff comes in 1-2 after a 13-9 loss last week to Nashville Overton.
Clarksville Academy at MJ Christian -- The 0-3 Saints get no relief in the schedule tonight as 2-1 Clarksville Academy comes to Suey Field for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
CA knocked off Nashville Christian last week 28-16 after splitting a pair of games vs. Montgomery Central (33-14 W) and Stewart County (26-20 L).
We kind of ran out of gas in the fourth quarter last week, and thats on me, said MJ Christian coach Mark Harrison. Our guys are playing with good effort, but weve got to play physical football for 48 minutes.
By TOMMY BRYAN / firstname.lastname@example.org