Crazy week of sports begins today
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
If you’ve ever wanted to overdose on several high school sports at once, this is the week to do it. Soccer, volleyball and football all take to the fields and courts this week.
The District 11-AAA soccer tournament opens tonight with three games. Summitt goes to Independence while Centennial visits Brentwood. Both of those are 7 p.m. starts. At 6 p.m., Franklin will host Dickson County, while district champion Ravenwood, which won the title in tie-breaker with Franklin, gets a first round bye.
Tomorrow night, all the action moves to Franklin’s Cheek Park, where Ravenwood will play the winner of the Centennial-Brentwood game in the semi-finals at 6 p.m., with the second semi-final pitting the winners of the Summit-Independence and Franklin-Dickson County games will face off.
The final game is scheduled for Thursday at Cheek Park between the winners of Tuesday’s games. If Ravenwood makes the championship game, both teams on Thursday advance to the regional tournament next week. Should Ravenwood be upset in the semi’s, only the winner of the championship game advances along with the Raptors as regular season champions.
BGA knocked out Zion Christian in three sets Saturday night before falling in four games to Knoxville Webb to take the East/Middle Region runner-up spot or 2013. The Lady Wildcats will host the third seeded team from the West Region Saturday night at 7 p.m. with the winner advancing to the Division II-A State Championship Tournament.
District 12-AA champion and regional favorite Page got a tough draw, having to travel to Hickman County for the regional tournament Tuesday night. The Lady Patriots will open with District 11-AA member Creek Wood and, with a win, could advance to meet the winner of the Hickman County versus CPA contest. The final two in the regional competition advance to Thursday night’s sectional event.
District 12-AAA tourney champ Brentwood hosts the regional tournament this year, opening with District 11-AAA runner-up McGavock Tuesday night. Regular season champ Ravenwood, who took the season title on a tie-breaker, faces undefeated Overton, the top team out of the Nashville district. An expected all-Williamson County finals is expected, also on Tuesday evening, with the competitors in the finals advancing to Thursday’s sectionals.
Friday night brings the biggest night of games so far in the 2013 season, topped by the meeting of the two undefeated District 11-AAA co-leaders Ravewnood (6-1, 3-0) at Franklin (7-0, 3-0). Brentwood Academy is at home facing another critical contest to overcome a tough start to the season as the Eagles host Baylor in Division II-AA and BGA can almost guarantee a play-off spot with a win on the road at Zion Christian in Division II-A.
Other contests Friday night include Summit at Brentwood, Fairview at Hickman County, Independence at Dickson County and Page at Cascade.
Posted on: 10/14/2013