By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
Centennial joined Franklin and Ravenwood as the only teams with unblemished district records last night, beating Summit 28-7 in Spring Hill.
Big plays made the difference for the Cougars (3-2, 2-0). Junior wide receiver Emanuel Hall took a hand-off 82 yards for a score to put Centennial up 7-0 in the first quarter. Summit (1-4, 0-2) answered with a 40-yard scoring run by quarterback Dee Hunter, only to see Bailey Wisnowski grab the ensuing kick-off and scamper 65 yards to put the Cougars up 14-7.
Deon Sanders continued his assault on the rushing numbers, gaining 168 yards and a score on just 18 carries. Hall added a 36-yard scoring reception from Owen Roth. Roth completed the game hitting 8-of-10 for 98 yards and the score.
Centennial is at home against Mount Juliet next Friday night, while Summit will host Stewarts Creek.
Fairview maintains control of District 11-AA
Nic Harvey exploded for a 90-yard punt return score and grabbed a 37-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Zimmerman, both in the first quarter, to help lead Fairview (5-0, 4-0) past Montgomery Central (0-5, 0-3) 50-13.
The Yellow Jackets rolled to a 42-0 lead by half-time and coasted to the finish. Garrett Wall rushed 7 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns and Drevon Moore added 102 yards and a score on 11 carries. Zimmerman threw only six times, completing 4 for 99 yards and two scores, the 37-yarder to Harvey and a 35-yard strike to Hunter Myatt.
Fairview returns home next week for another district match-up against East Hickman.
Page gives CPA an early run before falling 52-16
|A Page defender breaks up a pass intended for CPA's Thomas Richard. Photos by Kevin Harvey
|The Page Patriot Band, a multiple time state champion, was on hand to support their football team Friday night, rain or shine.
Falling behind 24-0 in the second quarter, Page (1-3, 0-2) mounted a 16-point quarter to close the gap, only to see CPA (5-0, 2-0) continue to throw the ball deep into the third quarter to gain a 52-16 win.
Zak Mizell tried to lead his team to a comeback, throwing a 12-yard score to Trevor Johnson and a 15-yarder to Mason Smith, sandwiching a 22-yard field goal, leaving the Patriots down just 24-16 at half-time.
But CPA threw for three more scores in the third quarter after going up 31-16 while the defense found a cure for Mizell. Mizell finished the game hitting 17-of-34 for 125 yards, well under his average. The Patriots inability to run the ball, being held to -3 yards on the ground, hampered the passing game.
Page will be at home next week against Forrest.
BGA continues to win, stops Franklin-Simpson (KY) 35-14
Cole Grosvenor stepped in at quarterback and led BGA (4-1, 0-0) to a 35-14 win over Franklin-Simpson (KY).
Grosvenor was 10-of-14 on the night for 154 yards and two touchdowns. He opened with game with a 23-yard passing touchdown to Rives Berry and then hit Marcus Cawthorne from 37-yards out in the third quarter.
Ronald Cleveland gained 63 yards on the ground and Noah Mayberry added 35 to help keep the defense honest.
The Wildcat defense had to come up with several strong stands, as Franklin-Simpson rushed 60 times on the night, gaining 302 yards. Despite the bulging numbers, Franklin-Simpson’s scores came on a 27-yard pass and a 97-yard kick off return.
BGA travels to Pope John Paul II next week.
Brentwood Academy drops third straight, 29-22 to MBA in OT
It has been a long time since Brentwood Academy lost three straight football games. To lose a third straight to long-time rival MBA, and in over time, must have been especially bitter.
That is the pill the Eagles (2-3, 0-2) are choking down this morning after dropping a 29-22 overtime loss to MBA (5-0, 2-0) last night after leading 22-7 in the first quarter.
Tyler Swafford had a pair of scores for the Eagles early, throwing for one and running for another, but a late fumble gave MBA a chance to tie the game. In overtime, Swafford’s last gasp pass was knocked away on the final play of the game.
Brentwood Academy will be looking to get back on track next Friday when they travel deep into East Tennessee to face Johnson City Science Hill.
Posted on: 9/21/2013