Bears roll over LHS 44-0
MT. JULIET -- Piling up 350 yards in total offense and never punting, Mt. Juliet clobbered Lebanon 44-0 Friday night in the 2012 season opener for both teams. Eleven different Bears carried the ball for 308 yards rushing as Mt. Juliet overcame an early fumble to score on seven consecutive possessions.
"No excuses, tonight the bottom line was the team we played tonight was bigger, stronger and faster than us," said LHS coach Troy Crane. "We were outmanned, but I'm very proud of our young men. They were put in some tough spots, we played a lot of young guys -- but I know they're giving me everything they've got."
Leading 7-0 after one period, Mt. Juliet scored on the first snap of the second quarter and finished the first half up 35-0.
Caleb Hopkins led the Bears with 91 yards rushing on five attempts, including a 22-yard TD run. He also hauled in a 42 yard scoring pass from Nolan Chowbay right before intermission.
Wilson Central 35, Gallatin 13
GALLATIN -- Wilson Central came up with a pair of scores thanks to special teams and came away with a 35-13 victory at Gallatin Friday, spoiling the dedication of Calvin Short Field for the Green Wave.
Kyle Coombs returned a blocked punt 30 yards for the Wildcats’ first touchdown, then Alex Price added a 52-yard punt return for touchdown.
Jordan Roundtree ran for a touchdown and threw for two more as Wilson Central (1-0, 1-0 District 9-AAA) built a 28-0 lead at the half.
Chris Lee caught both of the Roundtree TDs, finishing with four catches for 86 yards.
Late scores from Darian Banks and Tyler Meredith made the final score more respectable for Gallatin.
Friendship 41, DCA 7
DONELSON -- Friendship Christian rolled to a 41-7 victory at Donelson Christian as Hunter Watts scored three touchdowns.
Watts caught a pair of scoring passes from junior quarterback AJ Long and returned an intercepted pass for a touchdown. Long threw for 220 yards, completing 6-of-12 attempts.
Community 24, MJ Christian 8
UNIONVILLE -- Community High spanked Mt. Juliet Christian 24-8 Friday, spoiling Jake Roberts' first game as head coach of the Saints.
Watertown 31, Cannon County 6
WOODBURY -- Junior QB Ty Jobe hooked up with Jake Belcher for an 88 yard touchdown pass as Watertown ripped Cannon County 31-6 Friday. Tailback Brannon Hill scored three TDs and ran for 119 yards on 32 attempts. Jobe completed 5-of-13 passes for 139 yards.