Brentwood Academy advanced to the Division II-AA semifinals with a 44-17 win over Briarcrest Friday night.
The Eagles (9-2) thrived with their balanced offense attack throughout the contest. BA out-rushed the Saints (8-4) 254 yards to 65 while quarterback Max Staver threw for 195 yards.
Running back Shawn Brashers had a great deal to do with BA’s success on the ground, carrying the ball eight times for 70 yards and two scores. D’Montre Wade added 74 yards on six carries.
The running game got a boost from wide receiver C.J. Sanders, whose 56-yard touchdown run put the Eagles on top 17-3 in the second quarter. Staver closed first-half scoring with an 8-yard run of his own.
BA’s air attack got on the scoreboard to open the second half as Staver connected with Southern Cal commit Jalen Ramsey for a 46-yard score.
The Eagles now travel to Memphis University School for a semifinal match up.
Upset minded Fairview fell short in Class 3A, falling at No. 1 seed Cheatham County 36-21.
The Yellow Jackets (8-4) trailed 21-7 starting the second half before wide receiver Deondre Moore scored two touchdowns to even the contest. Moore found the end zone on a 53-yard pass from Garrett Wall in the third quarter before tying the game on a 43-yard pass from Jack Ramey in the fourth.
Moore caught seven passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns on the night, the first putting Fairview on top 7-0 in the opening quarter.
Tied 21-21, the Cubs (12-0) answered with a 6-yard touchdown run by Dakota White. Mitchell Potts followed with a 76-yard score to put the game out of reach.
Cheatham County’s rushing attack was dominant as three different players eclipsed the 100-yard mark. Potts carried 23 times for 162 yards and three scores, White had 115 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, while Desmond Sweatt had 101 yards on 16 touches.
Page’s run in Class 4A ends with a 35-14 loss at East Hamilton.
The Hurricanes (11-1) proved to be to strong for the Patriots (8-4) as East Hamilton held Page to 169 yards of total offense.
Running back Lamond Greer had 183 yards for East Hamilton, scoring both the game’s first and last touchdowns.
Taylor Wallace tied the contest 7-7 in the first quarter on a 9-yard pass from Zak Mizell before East Hamilton went on a 21-0 run through the third quarter.
Hurricane quarterback Hunter Moore completed 17-of-26 passes for 204 yards, finding the end zone both through the air and on the ground.
Mizell was 18-of-39 passing for Page with 135 yards.
Trailing 28-7 in the fourth quarter, Keith Jones returned a fumble 90 yards to the end zone for Page’s last touchdown.