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5 surprises from Week 5 of high school football

Trousdale County has been a long-time power in Class 1A, but the sixth-ranked Yellow Jackets suffered a 9-0 loss to Gordonsville on Friday. The two programs have played every season since 2005, with the Tigers producing just two wins (also in 2012) over Trousdale County during that 12-year span.

Gordonsville coach Ron Marshall instructs the scout-team offense during a recent practice.

Gordonsville coach Ron Marshall instructs the scout-team offense during a recent practice.

Eagles soar

Brentwood Academy football players run onto the field before an high school football game against Baylor on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in Brentwood, Tenn.

Brentwood Academy football players run onto the field before an high school football game against Baylor on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in Brentwood, Tenn.

Brentwood Academy knocked off top-ranked Baylor on Friday. However, it wasn’t the outcome that was so shocking but rather the dominating fashion of the 35-0 final score. The third-ranked Eagles outgained the Red Raiders by a 391-87 in total yardage.

Star struck

Dalton Frantz helped Siegel to its first victory last Friday at Cookeville.

Dalton Frantz helped Siegel to its first victory last Friday at Cookeville.

Cookeville was one of 20 Midstate teams entering last Friday, but the Cavaliers were one of the six who fell last Friday, suffering a 16-0 loss to visiting Siegel. It was the first victory for the Stars, whose first four opponents have a combined record of 14-5.

Aerial success … and struggles

Hendersonville's Weston Schwerdt picks off a pass from Hillsboro QB Atnwuan Goodner as Hillsboro's Javonia watches in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Sept 16, 2016. Photo by Dave Cardaciotto

Hendersonville’s Weston Schwerdt picks off a pass from Hillsboro QB Atnwuan Goodner as Hillsboro’s Javonia watches in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Sept 16, 2016. Photo by Dave Cardaciotto

Hillsboro quarterback Antwaun Goodner passed for 385 yards and two touchdowns last Friday. However, four interceptions proved costly as the Burros suffered a 28-14 loss at Hendersonville. Hillsboro actually committed seven turnovers. Commando Weston Schwerdt had three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown.

Fired up for the Blaze

Oakland's Malik Wyatt tackles Blackman's Cordell Braxton.

Oakland’s Malik Wyatt tackles Blackman’s Cordell Braxton.

A top-10 match-up between cross-town rivals turned into an Oakland runaway last Friday. Second-ranked Patriots were never threatened by Blackman in a 38-0 victory. Oakland limited the Blaze to 156 total yards, winning the third consecutive game between the two programs.

Reach Craig Harris at 615-259-8238 and on Twitter @CHTennessean. 

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