|5 earn preseason FB honors|
|Wednesday, July 22, 2009|
By TOMMY BRYAN, sports editor
Five Wilson County football players have been named to the Star Physical Therapy Preseason All-State football teams in their respective classifications, according to Murphy Fair’s 2009 Tennessee High School Football publication.
Honorees include: On the 6A team, massive offensive lineman Cameron Clemmons from Wilson Central High. Clemmons, a senior, checks in at 6-7, 265 pounds.
Three players from Friendship Christian School were named on the 2A squad, including: Senior quarterback Lee Maasen. Playing with a torn tendon in his right elbow, Maasen stands 5-11, 185. Senior Parker Teeter (6-5, 185) was named to the team as a punter, but he hauled in four TD passes a year ago as a tightend. Offensive lineman Turner Haddock was the only junior from Wilson County recognized. Haddock checks in at 6-0, 235.
Rounding out the Wilson County representation is Watertown High senior defensive lineman Nick Lennox. Listed at 6-4, 235, and a game changer on defense, the senior is moving to tightend on offense this season.
Watertown’s preseason practice got off to a sour start Monday morning as returning All-Region linebacker Cody Christian suffered a broken collarbone.
"We were working on our run game and a defensive player was blocked into me," Christian said during Monday night’s 7-on-7 passing scrimmage vs. Wilson Central. "It was a freak thing. His helmet hit me right on the bone. You can see the imprint of his facemask."
Christian is contemplating a surgerical procedure that could get him back on the field as soon as four weeks. Without the surgery, he could be out for six weeks.
Wilson Central has addressed its’ game field problems by sodding the length of the field between the hash marks with 419 Bermuda.
"We really need some hot weather for the Bermuda to take off," Central head coach Traye Aric, "we won’t be able to get on it until our jamboree August 15. That will have given us 45 days for the sod to take root."
Watertown’s Robinson Family Stadium never looked brighter Monday night thanks to recently installed lights. Four banks of new lights rested atop sturdy metal poles.
Lebanon High’s annual Kickoff Classic is scheduled Friday, Aug. 14 at Nokes-Lasater Field.
Sponsored by the Blue Devil Football Foundation, the event opens at 6 p.m. as Red Boiling Springs takes on St. Andrews - Sewanee. Host Lebanon is set to scrimmage Clarksville Northwest at 7 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person with all proceeds going to the Football Foundation.
The Blue Devils open the 2009 regular season at home with a Week Zero contest (Aug. 21) against county and District 9AAA rival Wilson Central.
Mt. Juliet High will be accepting season ticket renewals the week of Monday - Friday, July 27-31 at the main office. Season ticket holders from the 2008 season who wish to renew may do so between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
First-time season ticket holders are welcome the week of Aug. 3-7, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Season tickets are available in both the upper and lower sections of new stadium, centered at the 50-yard line, and include a parking pass.
Mt. Juliet’s home schedule includes six home games this season, including the September 4 home-opener against District 9AAA rival Gallatin High.
The Golden Bears open the 2009 season Aug. 28 at Nashville McGavock.