Senior quarterback Cade Walker threw touchdowns to three different receivers and ran in another score to lead the Page football team to a 35-21 win over visiting Franklin County Friday.
Walker connected with Blanne Burrow, Simon Simmonds and Miles Bonn through the air, closing with 252 yards passing, while opening the Region 5-5A contest with a 38-yard rushing TD late in the first.
He added 75 yards rushing on just five carries. Page out-gained Franklin County 407-263 in the regular season finale.
After Franklin County matched Walker’s TD with one of its own at the 7:48 mark of the second, Page scored back-to-back touchdowns before the half. With 2:07 left, Walker hit Blanne Burrow for a 37-yard strike and less than 14 seconds later, Simon Simmonds snagged a 30-yarder from Walker after a Franklin County turnover for a 21-7 lead.
The home team made it 21-14 when Isaiah Sisk tossed a 27-yard touchdown to Dylan Grimes with 5:50 left in the third. but Walker fired a 59-yard TD to Miles Bonn early in the fourth and Bubba Johnson scored on a 1-yard TD with 3:28 to play for a 35-14 cushion. Johnson added 69 yards on 17 carries. Bonn closed with 90 yards receiving on three receptions.
Brady Buckley (9 tackles), Nick Hurd (8 tackles) and Max VanLandingham (7 tackles, sack) led the Page defense.
The Patriots, who grabbed the regular season region crown last week with a 44-7 win at Lincoln County, improved to 9-1, 5-0. The Rebels slipped to 4-6, 0-5.
Page will open the first round of the Class 5A playoffs at home against Hunters Lane (3-7) next week.
Page 35, Franklin County 21
FCHS – 0 7 7 7 – 21
PHS 7 14 0 14 – 35
1Q 0:52 P – Cade Walker 38 run (Chase Tidmore kick);
2Q 7:48 F – T. Taylor 1 run (Matthew Kreidenweis kick);
2Q 2:07 P – Blanne Burrow 37 pass from Walker (Tidmore kick);
2Q 1:53 P – Simon Simmonds 30 pass from Walker;
3Q 5:50 F – Dylan Grimes 27 pass from Isaiah Sisk (Kreidenweis kick);
4Q 10:35 P – Miles Bonn 59 pass from Walker (Tidmore kick);
4Q 3:28 P – Bubba Johnson 1 run (Tidmore run);
4Q 2:27 F – T. Taylor fumble return (Kreidenweis kick).
Summit 35, Lincoln County 0
Grayson Hill raced to touchdowns on two of his three carries and ignited the Spartans offense on the road on the last night of the regular season.
Hill scored on a 24-yard run with 4:33 to play in the first quarter and just over three minutes later, broke free for an 80-yard score and a 14-0 lead for the Region 5-5A visitors. He closed with 115 yards. Teammate Tre Hunter added 100 yards on nine carries and scored on a 3-yard run in the third.
Summit, which did commit two turnovers, racked up 337 yards and gave up just 74 to the home team.
George Odimegwu followed Hill’s two scores by snagging an interception and returning it for TD to give Summit a 21-0 lead with 8:36 to play in the second quarter. Keaten Wade scored on a 3-yard run just before the break.
The Spartans finished third in the region with a 8-2, 3-2 record. Lincoln County finished 2-8, 1-4.
Summit will travel to Gallatin (9-1) in the first round.
Summit 35, Lincoln County 0
SHS – 14 14 7 0 – 35
LCHS – 0 0 0 0 – 0
1Q 4:33 S – Grayson Hill 24 run (Elijah Mooney kick);
1Q 1:15 S – Hill 80 run (Mooney kick);
2Q 8:36 S – George Odimegwu interception return (Mooney kick);
2Q 0:08 S – Keaten Wade 3 run (Mooney run);
3Q 5:05 S – Tre Hunter 3 run (Mooney kick).
Other Friday results
Marshall County 30, Nolensville 14
Fairview 42, Stewart County 6
Grace Baptist Academy 29, Grace Christian Academy 12