Ravenwood win a dream come true
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
Wednesday night, Ravenwood coach Will Hester had a dream about last night’s match-up against LaVergne. In his dream, Austin Percy made a hard-fought catch in the corner of the end zone for the game winning touchdown.
Fighting back to force overtime against the Wolverines, the Raptor defense held LaVergne to just a field goal in the first series of overtime. Getting the ball on offense trailing 24-21, Hester knew the play he needed to call.
On the first play of their offensive series, quarterback Avery Jankowski delivered a perfect ball to a fading Percy in the corner of the end zone, fighting off the defensive back for the ball, the touchdown and the 27-24 win.
Just like Hester dreamed.
“I haven’t told anyone about that dream,” a happy Hester said on the bus back to Williamson County. “I knew this was going to be a tough fought game.”
Ravenwood need a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns just to get to overtime, finding a will against adversity all night, something that pleased the coach.
“It’s something we’ve been preaching since we got here,” said Hester, “and we’ve been fighting adversity all week with weather and just this and that. I am so proud of these kids for doing what we asked; just keep fighting through it.”
Jankowski finished the night 17-of-27 for 192 yards and a pair of score. Van Jefferson was again his favorite target, hauling in 11 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. Chris Rowland (74 yards) and Seth Rowland (55 yards) took care of the ground game for the Raptors.
The win leaves Ravenwood joining Franklin as the only undefeated teams in District 11-AAA heading into next week’s home game against Independence.
Centennial 45, Clarksville High 14
Deon Sanders continued to add to his season yardage total with 152 yards on 32 carries, but Owen Roth and Emanuel Hall stole the show, connecting for four scores through the air as Centennial improved to 2-2 with a 45-14 win over Clarksville High School (0-4) on the road.
Roth was 10-of-17 for 125 yards on the night, including touchdown throws of 14, 13, 16 and six yards.
The Cougars (2-2, 1-0) travel to Summit next Friday night.
Fairview 49, Creek Wood 3
Nic Harvey took the opening kick-off 95 yards for a touchdown and opening the scoring flood gates for Fairview as the Yellow Jackets improved to 4-0, 3-0 in District 11-AA, with a 49-3 blistering of Creek Wood.
Hunter Myatt rushed 8 times for 120 yards and a score, Garrett Wall added two more touchdowns and Dreshad Moore rushed only once for 47 yards and a score as Fairview posted a 49-3 score at half that held up to the end.
Hunter Zimmerman only passed 9 times, but he completed six for 112 yards and two touchdowns, including a 38-yard scoring hook up with Wall.
BGA 41, Mt. Pleasant 20
Terrell Webster exploded for 141 yards and four touchdowns on just 14 carries to lead BGA (3-1, 0-0) to a 41-20 road win over Mt. Pleasant (0-4). Zack Hardiman added 95 yards on the ground as the Wildcats ended with 311 yards of rushing.
St. Xavier (Cincinnati, OH) 23, Brentwood Academy 0
Brentwood Academy’s long trip to Cincinnati ended in frustration last night as St. Xavier tagged the Eagles with a 23-0 loss, dropping the Brentwood school to 2-2 for the year.
Tyler Swafford threw 25 times, completing 10 and gaining 107 yards, but added two uncharacteristic interceptions in the process. Dawson Knox also went to the air for the Eagles, but hit only 2-of-8 for 53 yards and another INT.
West Creek 14, Summit 7
Summit’s claim to a slim 7-6 slipped away in the final two-minutes as West Creek used a late touchdown and two-point conversation to keep the Spartans (0-3, 0-1) winless on the year.
Dee Hunter continued to be the workhorse for the Spartans, accounting for 217 of the teams’ 345 yards of total offense. Hunter threw for 89 yards and picked up 138 on the ground on 35 carries.
Posted on: 9/14/2013