Quarterback Rick Van Mali completed 17-of-28 passes for 165 yards. His top receivers were Lee with seven catches for 50 yards and Jones with four catches for 34 yards and a touchdown.
Knox Webb 36, Friendship 7KNOXVILLE -- Poor field position and a stout Knoxville Webb defense proved to be a deadly combination Friday as the Spartans rolled over Friendship Christian 36-7 in a TSSAA Divison II East-Middle District contest.The Commanders managed less than 40 yards in total offense through three quarters and finished with just four first downs. Never attempting a pass, FCS slipped to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the East-Middle District.Knox Webb won for the second consecutive week and improved to 2-2 overall / 1-1 in district play.The Spartans scored 22 points in the first quarter and added two touchdowns in the second to take a commanding 36-0 lead into intermission.Friendship got 96 yards on 18 carries from Steven Hollis. He scored the only touchdown for FCS on a two-yard run in the third quarter.Austin Taylor added 14 yards on four carries. Operating as the quarterback in the short punt formation, Michael Hawks carried 10 times for a net loss of eight yards.The Commanders are scheduled to host Franklin Road Academy in a Division II East-Middle District game at Pirtle Field.
Mt. Juliet 23, Wilson Central 18Why do you think they call them special teams? Trailing 10-7 midway through the third quarter, Mt. Juliet manufactured touchdowns with a fake field goal, then minutes later blocked a Wilson Central punt to pull off a 23-18 home win Friday night over visiting Wilson Central High.The win broke a mini-two game losing streak for Coach Trey Perrys squad and left the Golden Bears 3-2 overall / 2-1 in District 9-AAA.The Wildcats slid to 2-3 on the season / 1-2 in District 9-AAA with the loss.Wilson Central started out of the gates in fine fashion as speedy Alex Price raced 84 yards to paydirt on the second play from scrimmage.
Late in the first, Mt. Juliet recovered a muffed punt in Wildcat territory, then tied the score with a 23 yard run by Jauhar Jackson.Wilson Central took a 10-7 lead into intermission as Brad Cavanough knocked down an 29 yard field goal late in the second quarter.The Bears took control in the third, rolling the dice on a fake field goal from the Wilson Central 17. Holder Alex Landis found kicker Justin Dubay for a touchdown with 6:22 left in the period.Minutes later, Peyton Haynes blocked a Central punt allowing Garrett Zickgraf to fall on the ball in the endzone for a TD -- giving Mt. Juliet a commanding 21-10 lead.
Wilson Centrals Price was brilliant in the loss, rushing for 101 yard on nine carries and catching four passes for 84 yards. He scored both Wildcat touchdowns.
WCHS will be back in action Sept. 27 as Dickson County visits for the Wildcat home opener. Mt. Juliet will travel to play Centennial High.
Station Camp 28, Lebanon 22Two losses, seven days apart, can impact a football team in completely different ways. Coming off a gut-wrenching one-point loss to Lincoln County, Lebanon mustered a tremendous effort but fell short 28-22 to Station Camp Sept. 27 at Tribble Field / Watkins Field.Trailing 13-0 early in the second quarter, the Blue Devils pieced together scoring drives of 65, 68 and 70 yards to keep nipping at the heels of the Bison."I'm a whole lot more pleased," said LHS head coach Sam Harp. "If we had this kind of effort and played the way we did in the fourth quarter we would have walked away clearly with that one (Lincoln County) last week. We've just got to get off to a better start early in the first quarter. Tonight for the first time we played four full quarters. Our kids hung in there and fought a good battle all night long -- I'm proud of 'em.LHS finished with 299 yards in total offense, 138 on the ground and 161 passing.Junior Taye Davis rushed for 105 yards on 25 carries while Christian Haffner completed 9-of-15 passes for 91 yards and a score.Flanker JQuan Jackson completed a 70-yard TD heave to Eddie McDaniels on a reverse pass for a third quarter score.Senior Bryce Suber recovered a Station Camp fumble while DB Marqualis Williams broke up three passes.
Watertown 41, Red Boiling Springs 7Overcoming a slow start, Watertown put together three productive quarters of football in Friday nights 41-7 homecoming win over Red Boiling Springs at Robinson Stadium. The victory was the first on the season for the Purple Tigers who entered 0-4.
Following a scoreless first 20 minutes, Watertown clicked for a score as quarterback Ty Jobe ripped off a 77-yard TD sprint with 3:56 left in the second quarter. Fullback Luke Turner bulled in from the three with 10 second left in the half, allowing the Tigers to enter intermission up 14-0.
The second half was all Watertown as Jobe connected on touchdown passes to Dakota Self (40 yards), Hunter Warren (52 yards) and Kent Foster (75 yards). Freshman Seth Price engineered the final score of the night for the Tigers on a 26 yard TD pass to Skylor Scales. Jobe finished with 225 yards passing on the night.
Coach Gavin Websters team will be back in action Friday, Sept. 27 as they travel to Woodbury to take on Cannon County High School -- 1-3 following a 39-0 loss to DeKalb County.