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Franklin, Fairview still unbeaten; BA, Page back to winning

Time ran out on Jacob Daughrity (9) and his Forrest teammates as the clock expires with Page holding a 27-24 lead last night.  The Patriots Dylan Myers (16) and Kell Custer (55) close in fast to finish the contest.  Photo by Kevin Harvey

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On the last night of non-district action, Franklin and Fairview were convincing in keeping their perfect records, while Brentwood Academy broke out of the doldrums with a big road win and Page made a homecoming statement.
Franklin 27, Lincoln County 6
The Rebels were concerned headed to “The Pit” to face the Falcons, but Colton Black and Joe Critchlow relieved those fears. Black had 98 yards rushing and a touchdown while Critchlow completed 11-of-16 for 124 yards and a pair of scores.  Parker Pinell snagged six of Critchlow’s missles for 74 yards and Nic Hardeman added 43 yards on 14 carries as Franklin moved to 5-0 overall, 1-0 in District 11-AAA.
Franklin now prepares for the annual collision with Brentwood.  The Bruins also traveled out of district last night, falling to the state’s second ranked team, Murfreesboro Oakland, 38-21.
Fairview 34, East Hickman 10
Hunter Zimmerman and Nic Harvey played catch last night against East Hickman, connecting four times for 111 yards and three touchdowns as Fairview remained unbeaten overall and in District 12-AA with a 34-10 win over East Hickman.
Garrett Wall carried the bulk of the rushing responsibilities, gaining 111 yards and scoring once on 21 carries against an East Hickman team sniffing a second straight upset after beating arch rival Hickman County last week.
Fairview rolled up 368 yards of offense while holding East Hickman to 176, including a net minus-9 yards rushing for the contest.  The Yellow Jackets also had three interceptions.
Brentwood Academy 45, Johnson City Science Hill 0
It has been four decades since Brentwood Academy lost four games in a row.  Riding a three game slide and a six hour bus ride, the specter of a fourth loss loomed large.  
Tyler Swafford was determined to keep that from happening.
Swafford threw 25 times against a team that had been ranked in the state’s top ten two weeks ago, completing 22 (88%) for 312 yards and five touchdowns to stop the skid with a 45-0 win over Johnson City Science Hill on the road.  C.J.Sanders caught a pair of scores, as did Tanner Priest, while Shawn Brashers gained 62 yards on the ground on just 6 attempts.
Page 27, Forrest 24
Page opened up a 20-10 half-time lead on homecoming night but nearly let the prize get away before closing out visiting Forrest 27-24 on a late touchdown pass from Zak Mizell to Matt Formero.
Mizell threw for 201 yards, spreading his 21 completions on 41 attempts to seven different receivers for one touchdown and added another on a 40-yard run.  
Mason Foley booted a pair of field goals, from 32 and 35 yards, to complete the scoring.
Blackman 47, Independence 6
Blackman High School jumped out to a 41-6 half-time lead and coasted to a surprisingly easy 47-6 win over Independence.  The Blaze opened with a 60-yard punt return to go up 7-0 in the first quarter, adding four rushing and one passing score before the end of the first half.  Caleb Hollis had a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter for the only score for the Eagles.
Pope John Paul II 10, BGA 7
BGA gave up 278 yards on the ground while gaining barely 100 in dropping a 10-7 decision to Pope John Paul II on the road last night.  Ronald Cleveland notched 82 yards on 13 carries for the Wildcats, who return to Ernest Rice Lane next Friday night for a homecoming match up with Davidson Academy.  Davidson Academy lost to Columbia Academy 58-21 last night.
Stewarts Creek 52, Summit 28
Summit High became the first victim of Stewart Creek, falling 52-28 last night on the road.
Big plays broke the Spartans’ back as the Red Hawks scored on runs of 75, 85 and 43 yards and passes covering 68, 38, and 18 yards.  Dee Hunter led Summit again, scoring all four touchdowns on runs of 4, 4, 7 and 32 yards.

Posted on: 9/28/2013


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