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Week 1 High School Football

Football: Fairview takes 'Battle of 840'; Brentwood ignites in 2nd to roll Knights

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Football – Fairview at Page

Riley Bennett made his first start at quarterback for Fairview and helped lead the Yellow Jackets to a season-opening 18-3 win at Page on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. 

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Senior Logan Nardozzi anchored a strong rushing attack and the Fairview High School football team opened the season with a 18-3 win at Page in the Battle of 840, squaring the last 10 meetings between the two friendly rivals at 5-5.

Nardozzi, a Class 3A Mr. Football semifinalist last season, gained 148 yards on 19 carries with two touchdowns to lead the visiting Yellow Jackets. The senior opened the contest with a 1-yard plunge late in the first and scored again on a 35-yard run with 7:35 to play in the second after a lightning delay sent everyone inside.

The Yellow Jackets kept the Patriots out of the endzone and were led defensively by Layden Grant’s seven tackles, sack and pass deflection. Brian Kuhn added two sacks and Bryce Fannin snagged an interception for Fairview, which also received six tackles apiece from Fannin and Kyle King.

Senior Riley Bennett tossed a 16-yard strike to Morgan Jean in the third quarter in his first start under center guiding the Yellow Jackets offense. Bennett completed 6-of-11 passes for 69 yards and added 26 more on the ground.

Fairview avenged a lopsided loss at home last season against Page. The Yellow Jackets return home for senior night in Week 2 against East Hickman.

Page, which celebrated senior night Friday, travels to Siegel next week to kick off three games away from home.

FHS – 6 6 6 0 – 18

PHS – 0 0 0 3 – 3

Scoring Summary

1Q 3:58 F – Logan Nardozzi 1 run (run failed);

2Q 7:35 F – Nardozzi 35 run (kick failed);

3Q 4:58 F – Morgan Jean 16 pass from Riley Bennett (run failed);

4Q 7:53 P – 25 FG.

Brentwood 47, Nolensville 12

Senior quarterback Cade Granzow threw three touchdowns and ran in another for the Bruins, who ran away with a 23-point spurt over the final seven minutes of the first half.

After an early Tanner Weber field goal, Brentwood was sparked by a Carter Patton 10-yard fumble recovery for a 10-0 lead late in the first. Granzow added to the momentum with an 8-yard run with 6:51 to play in the half before Nick Hailey forced a safety two minutes later.

Granzow then connected with Adam Fontechia for a 32-yard strike and Walker Merrill for a 27-yarder to close the half with a 33-0 advantage.

Granzow, who also tossed a 12-yard TD to Aaron Walton in the third, closed with 183 yards passing going 13-of-24 with the three TDs. He also led the team with 62 yards on nine carries. Merrill, a Tennessee commit, was his favorite target hauling in eight receptions for 108 yards and the score.

Weber went 6-for-6 on his PATS and added the early 27-yard field goal in his first start for the Bruins.

Nolensville, which reached the Class 4A semifinals last season opened the third quarter, with a pair of touchdowns when Samson Johnson scored on a 3-yard run and Ben Coggins streaked for a 76-yard catch-and-run from Ryder Galardi.

The Knights travel to Watertown in Week 2, while Brentwood meets Brentwood Academy at home for the first time since 2002 next week.

BHS – 10 23 7 7 – 47

NHS – 0 0 12 0 – 12

Scoring Summary

1Q 6:31 B – Tanner Weber 27 FG;

1Q 1:57 B – Carter Patton 10 fumble recovery (Webb kick);

2Q 6:51 B – Cade Granzow 8 run (Weber kick);

2Q 4:47 B – Safety;

2Q 3:05 B – Adam Fotechia 32 pass from Granzow (Weber kick);

2Q 1:06 B – Walker Merrill 27 pass from Granzow (Weber kick);

3Q 9:21 N – Samson Johnson 3 run (Kick good);

3Q 6:07 N – Ben Coggins 76 pass from Ryder Galardi (run failed);

3Q 2:46 B – Aaron Walton 12 pass from Granzow (Weber kick);

4Q 10:13 B – Luke Walters 4 run (Weber kick).

Other Week 1 Results 

Christ Presbyterian Academy 20, Riverdale 7 

Brentwood Academy 29, Lipscomb Academy 19 

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