It didn’t take long for Brentwood Academy to assert its dominance over Father Ryan Friday night.
The Eagles, which improved to 4-1 and 1-1 in region play, raced to a 40-0 lead at halftime over the visiting Irish (1-4, 0-2), eventually taking down their Division II-AAA East/Middle Region foe 50-7.
Sophomore running back Jordan James, who’s racked up offers from numerous Power 5 conference schools this season, including Alabama, powered BA’s offense. He scored four times, taking a pass from quarterback Taylor Montiel 40 yards on the opening possession to set the tone.
James, who missed the second half of Week 4's come-from-behind win against Whitehaven due to injury, added two rushing touchdowns and another one receiving in the second quarter, combining with two Paxton Perry field goals and a blocked punt returned for a TD by Logan Spell to give the Eagles a 40-0 lead when the halftime buzzer sounded.
The lead grew to 43-0 when Perry hit his third field goal in the third quarter before Father Ryan got on the board, an 11-yard pass from Josh Pfiefer to DC Tabscott.
Brentwood Academy scored on its first seven possessions of the game, and its defense did the rest, holding the Irish to 165 total yards and forcing six turnovers (three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt).
Jackson Horton had two interceptions for Brentwood Academy, while Elijah Oatsvall tied the team high with four total tackles, forced a fumble and recorded his team-leading fourth sack of the season.
The Eagles finished with 327 total yards, including 186 all-purpose from James. He had 86 rushing yards on 11 carries and another 80 yards on two receptions, scoring two TDs both in the air and on the ground. He’s already racked up 11 total scores this season, including seven rushing, and 773 all-purpose yards.
Montiel finished 7-for-13 passing for 143 yards and two TDs for BA.
The win was the second in a row the Eagles after they fell 28-23 to region rival McCallie on Sept. 6. They’ll try to make it three in a row next week at home against West Toronto Prep (CA), then hit the road to take on Knox Catholic on ESPN2 on Thursday, Oct. 3.
Other Week 5 Results:
Centennial 21, Dickson County 7
Fairview 34, Sycamore 14
Mt. Juliet Christian 35, Grace Christian Academy 16
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