By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
Creeping towards the half-way point of the 2013 high school football season, Franklin and Fairview will be looking to keep goose eggs on the loss side of their records tomorrow night.
Franklin (4-0, 1-0) will celebrate homecoming with an out of district match up with Shelbyville (2-1, 0-1). The Rebels looked very strong last week in a 28-7 win over McGavock, though head coach Donnie Webb keeps preaching about, “cleaning up,” their performance with fewer penalties and mistakes. Colton Black rushed for over 100 yards, his best game in nearly two years. The Rebel defense was more than strong.
Fairview’s move to District 11-AA seems to set well with the Yellow Jackets as they remain unbeaten at 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the district. After a long road trip to Dover to play Stewart County a couple of weeks ago, they hit the buses again tomorrow night for the long ride to Cunningham, Tennessee to face Montgomery Central (0-4, 0-2). It has the markings of a big night for Fairview, a team averaging nearly 40 points per game on offense.
Brentwood (1-3, 0-1) will be looking to extend its winning streak to two games when Dickson County (0-4, 0-1) visits. Both of these teams have fought heavy frustration throughout the first part of the year, being in contention to win games and falling short. Brentwood’s defeat of Hendersonville last week was a shocker to some, but expected by the team.
The battle for supremacy in District 11-AAA will be on the minds of the Centennial team, too. Though just 2-2 overall, the Cougars have a chance to sit atop the district standings with a win at Summit. The Spartans (1-3, 0-1) on the other hand, could become a player in the district with an upset win.
BGA (3-1, 0-0) is an early favorite against Franklin-Simpson, Ky. for tomorrow night’s game on Ernest Rice Lane. The Wildcats are on a roll, riding a two-game winning streak with each victory being by 20 or more points.
Page (1-2, 0-1) faces a real challenge, hosting Christ Presbyterian Academy (4-0, 1-0). The Lions are new to district 12-AA and have early control of the district race. They also own an opening game win over Brentwood. The Patriots are looking to find their stride defensively. Offensively senior quarterback Zak Mizell has thrown for well over 1,000 yards, including over 500 in the season opener.
The challenge of the night may belong to the Eagles of Brentwood Academy (2-2, 0-1). After being upset by Father Ryan two weeks ago, the Eagles traveled all the way to Cincinnati, Ohio to face national power St. Xavier last week, returning with a 23-0 loss. Now Brentwood Academy has the unenviable task of traveling to Nashville to face an undefeated MBA (4-0, 1-0). The Big Red holds a 145-40 scoring advantage over the four teams they have defeated.
Posted on: 9/18/2013