Fairview’s shot at title tops several big games
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
Fairview (6-0, 5-0) takes another long road trip in District 11-AA tomorrow night, traveling to undefeated Lewis County (5-0, 3-0) in what many consider to be the title game.
The trip doesn’t necessarily bother head coach Chris Hughes.
“We are familiar with Lewis County—played there three times in the past five years. They will have an advantage being at home, but hopefully our focus will overcome the energy of the home crowd.”
The Yellow Jackets take a high-powered offense that is averaging over 40-points per game.
Sophomore quarterback Hunter Zimmerman has become a passing threat, especially to Nic Harvey deep.
On the ground, two-way standout Garrett Wall and Dreshad Moore have posted more than solid numbers.
Wall, the team captain and potential all-state player, has been a standout on both sides of the ball.
“Several coaches have told me he is the best player they have coached against,” said Hughes. “That’s high praise in our district.”
Wall leads a defense that has been the Fairview trademark, allowing less than ten points per game.
“The defense under Coach Chris Butler has been playing lights out all year. We made personnel changes on the defensive line early in the preseason and that has really been a benefit.”
Brentwood Academy at Pope John Paul II
The Eagles (3-3, 0-2 Div. II-AA) snapped a three-game losing streak with an impressive 45-0 road win at Johnson City Science Hill last week that could be a fire-starter for the rest of the season. Brentwood Academy is in unfamiliar territory in Division II-AA, also, with an 0-2 record, a streak they hope to break at PJPII (3-3, 0-3 Div. II-AA).
Giles County at Page
After a solid start against Forrest last week, the homecoming jitters almost got to Page (2-3, 0-2 District 12-AA) before the Patriots sealed the deal 27-24. A win against Giles County (5-1, 1-1 District 12-AA), an old nemesis, could put the Patriots back on track for a possible play-off berth.
Summit at Dickson County
This could be an emotional trip for the Spartans (1-4, 0-2 District 11-AAA) with the announcement Monday that head coach Scott Keasler will be leaving at the end of the year.
The Spring Hill school, in only its third year, has possibly it’s best chance to grab a district victory at Dickson County (0-6, 0-2 District 11-AAA), where the Cougars have been hampered by a porous defense that is allowing almost 27 points per game.
Pre-season District 11-AAA favorite Independence (3-3, 1-1 District 11-AAA), reeling from a three game losing streak, gets a night off.
The Eagles won their first three games by a total score of 133-27, but dropped their last three to high-powered Beech, Ravenwood and Blackman by a total of 105-41.
Posted on: 10/3/2013