Football, volleyball, soccer, hockey and racing get spotlight
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
By 7 p.m. tonight, Williamson County will be immersed in one of the busiest weeks of sports of the year, a continuation of this week’s action. There’s so much to cover, we just put it all in one story.
All eyes in District 11-AAA will be on Howard Gamble Stadium behind Franklin High School at 7 p.m. for the scheduled kick-off between the Rebels and the Ravenwood Raptors. Both teams are undefeated in the district and the winner will be able to claim sole possession of first place.
Other games tonight include:
BGA @ Zion Christian
Baylor @ Brentwood Academy
Summit @ Brentwood
Fairview @ Hickman County
Independence @ Dickson County
Page @ Cascade
With a gut-wrenching 100-minute-plus win last night, Franklin captured the District 11-AAA title over Ravenwood 1-0. Both teams now turn their attention to next week’s regional and sectional contests. Ravenwood will have to travel to Nashville Tuesday to face the District 12-AAA winner, while Franklin will be at home against Nashville’s runner-up.
One Region 6-AA contest will pit a pair of teams who met before. Page lost to CPA in the District 11-AA finals, while Fairview beat Montgomery Central handily in District 12-AA. The Yellow Jackets will host the Patriots Tuesday.
In Division II-A, BGA blistered Mount Juliet Christian 10-0 while FRA stopped Donelson Christian 5-0, which should have the Wildcats hosting DCA on Tuesday.
BGA gets the ball in the air tomorrow night, hosting St. George’s at 7 p.m. A win would send BGA to the state tournament next week in Murfreesboro.
If they get there, they will join three other county teams.
Ravenwood will open the tourney at Middle Tennessee State University’s Murphy Center Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. against Knoxville Farragut. Brentwood’s opening match follows at noon, when the Bruins take on Collierville.
If they advance past the first round, Ravenwood would play again at 3 p.m. against the winner of the Houston-Dobbyns Bennett opener. Brentwood would catch the winner of the Siegel-Ooltewah match at 4:30 p.m.
Page also starts Wednesday at Murphy Center, catching Red Bank from Chattanooga in the first round at 1:30 p.m. A win would propel the Patriots into a second round meeting with the winner of the Christian Academy of Knoxville-Dyersburg match up at 4:30 p.m.
Hockey returns to action tonight, with the biggest game being a match-up between old rivals Centennial and Brentwood at 6:40 p.m. at the A-Game Sportsplex. Other contests tonight include:
Independence-Summit v. Mt. Juliet-Wilson Central6:25 p.m.A-Game
Hume Fogg-Page v. Blackman-Stewarts Creek6:55 p.m.Centennial
Station Camp-Beech v. Franklin-Oakland7:55 p.m.A-Game
Tennessee Outlaws v. Centennial B8:10 p.m.A-Game
Auto Racing-Mason Mingus
Brentwood resident Mason Mingus, who finished second in the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) national standings this year, will be looking to make his first start in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series event in Talladega this weekend. Qualifying was scheduled for late this afternoon, with the race, a 250-mile event, is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start on Saturday.
Posted on: 10/18/2013