Fairview needs a little help, others looking to win
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
For a few football teams, tomorrow night is huge. But every week usually is in Williamson County, especially this deep into the season.
Fairview at Hickman County
Fairview comes to mind first. The Yellow Jackets (6-1, 5-1 District 11-AA) were on a strong roll until another long road trip to Lewis County tripped them up two weeks ago. With a week off to stew over the loss and prepare for the rest of the season, Fairview hits the field tomorrow night, again on the road, at old rival Hickman County (5-2, 3-2, District 11-AA).
A loss would drop Fairview into a virtual tie with the Bulldogs and dramatically muddy the play-off picture for the Jackets. A win would leave Fairview hoping for some help from Lewis County’s last three opponents, Creek Wood, Stewart County and Waverly Central. Those three teams are currently 3-12 in district play.
Baylor at Brentwood Academy
Brentwood Academy (5-3, 2-2 Division II-AA East/Middle) knows winning is the only thing that keep their play-off hopes alive after a three-game losing streak in the middle of the season. The Eagles host Baylor (5-2, 2-1 Division II-AA East/Middle) after an impressive win McCallie last week.
BGA at Zion Christian
After a long, disappointing trip to Knoxville last Friday night, where the Wildcats suffered their third loss of the season to defending state champ Webb, there are more miles to be traveled this week for BGA (5-2, 1-0 Division II-A E/M District 2).
The trip is shorter, only down the pike to Columbia to face Zion Christian (2-5, 0-1 Division II-A, E/M District 2), but the stakes much higher as the contest counts towards seeding in the post-season play-offs.
Summit at Brentwood
The Bruins (2-4, 1-2 District 11-AAA) will be glad to be playing on their home turf for the first time in four weeks, while the Spartans (1-7, 0-4 District 11-AAA) may be looking forward to the off week that follows. Brentwood still has a chance to make the play-offs, but they will have to run the table on Summit, Ravenwood and Independence to pull it off.
Independence at Dickson County
The Eagles (4-3, 2-1 District 11-AAA) are still very much in the running for a play-off spot after a blistering out-of-district schedule added a couple of notches to the “L” column. Indy will travel after an emotional win over district rival Centennial last week, going to Dickson County. The Cougars (1-7, 1-3 District 11-AAA) have had their own struggles this year, but would love to spoil any opportunity for their opponents in the closing weeks.
Page at Cascade
After a solid win against Fayetteville last week, Page (3-4, 0-3 District 12-AA) hits the road against one of three teams tied for the second spot in district 12-AA. Cascade has the best overall record of the trio at 6-1, but has yet to face top seeded CPA. With three games left in the season, Page has an opportunity to play spoiler as the season comes to a close.
Posted on: 10/17/2013