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Round 1 review: Four teams survive opening-round games

Four of Williamson County’s six teams in action during Round 1 of the TSSAA playoffs extended their seasons with victories Nov. 2.


Page (7-4) needed overtime to advance in the Class 4A playoffs, going on the road and defeating Signal Mountain 42-41 Friday night.


Patriot quarterback Zak Mizell connected with Booker Leach in the extra period for a touchdown with Jake Laster’s extra point giving Page the victory. Signal Mountain missed their extra point following a touchdown in their half of overtime.


Mizell completed 16-of-24 passes for 352 yards and four touchdowns while Damian Lockridge had a career night. Lockridge had six catches for 230 yards and two scores.


The Patriots led 21-0 at halftime before East Hamilton surged in the third and fourth quarters, including a 15-0 fourth quarter which forced the extra period.


With the win, the No. 6 seed Patriots advance to a second round contest against No. 2 East Hamilton.


Centennial (7-4) protected their home field to the tune of a 44-10 victory over Portland in the Class 5A bracket.


Tied 3-3 in the second quarter, the Cougars pulled away from the Panthers with a 27-point effort to close the half.


Scottie Fleming scored two of his three touchdowns in the second quarter, the first on a 30-yard run and the second a 13-yarder. Bailey Wisniowski had a 50-yard touchdown catch from J.J. Tomlin sandwiched in between.


Tomlin completed 12-of-16 passes for 210 yards and two scores on the night while Fleming had 140 yards rushing.


The Cougars travel to Clarksville to face No. 2 seed Northeast Friday.


Fairview (8-3) reaches the second round of the Class 3A playoffs with a 29-14 victory at Smith County.


The Yellow Jackets jumped to a 23-0 lead in the first half before Smith County got on the scoreboard in the third on a 21-yard pass from Nick Givens.


Deondre Moore led Fairview with five catches for 100 yards – including second-quarter touchdowns of 59 and 17 yards. Running back Julian Franklin kept the defense honest, rushing 21 times for 103 yards.


Hunter Myatt secured the win in the fourth quarter, intercepting a Givens pass and returning it 80 yards for a score.


Fairview now travels to Cheatham County for a rematch from Week 0.


Battle Ground Academy (4-7) ends their season with a 49-35 loss at Baylor in Division II-AA action.


The Wildcats found themselves in a deep hole early as the Red Raiders jumped to a 35-0 advantage in the first quarter. George Porter scored his first of three touchdowns at the 8:37 mark on a 97-yard run.


Turnovers hurt BGA in the opening quarter as Glenn Ireland and Russell Burton intercepted passes and returned them for touchdowns within a 30-second time frame.


BGA battled throughout the final three quarters as quarterback Tucker Beathard completed 13-of-20 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns.


Porter ended the game with 184 yards on 14 carries for Baylor.


Independence (6-5) had a similarly slow start in their 52-22 loss at Mt. Juliet in the Class 6A playoffs.


The Eagles found themselves trailing 24-0 in the second quarter as the defense could not contain running back Caleb Hopkins. Hopkins scored four of his five touchdowns in the first half on his way to a 188-yard night.


Indy’s Vic Wharton had a hand in the Eagles’ two first half scores, finding the end zone on a 24-yard run before connecting with Josh Murray on a 69-yard catch and run.


Wharton completed 6-of-10 passes while rushing for 51 yards on five carries. The Eagles’ other score came on a 71-yard run from Jalen Wade in the fourth quarter.

Posted on: 11/5/2012


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