JaCoby Stevens, WR-DB, Oakland: 5 receptions 208 yards, 2 TDs in 49-30 win over Siegel. Read story
Jarrett DeLozier, QB, Zion Christian: Six total TDs (4 passing, 2 rushing); 295 yards passing, 125 yards rushing in 52-47 loss to Clay County.
Hunter Caldwell, RB, Fairview: 101 rushing yards, TD; 141 receiving yards, 2 TD in 56-33 win over Stewart County.
Ty Chandler, RB, MBA: 173 yards rushing, 2 TDs, 66-yard touchdown catch in 62-21 win over Melrose.
Kyle Gilbert, QB, Davidson Acad.: 13-of-18, 283 yards, 4 TDs, rushing TD in 49-14 win over Whitwell.
Jamal Kirklen, WR, Hillwood: 5 receptions, 175 yards, 2 TDs in 35-28 win over Kenwood.
John Turner, QB, Smyrna: 16-of-26, 262 yards, TD in 38-3 win over Coffee County.
Clayton Beathard, QB, BGA: 19-of-36, 300 yards, 3 TDs passing, rushing TD in 38-31 win over St. Benedict.
Taylor Thompson, WR, Columbia Acad.: 6 receptions, 144 yards, TD in 42-7 win over Moore County.
Mikey Chennault, RB, Jo Byrns: 9 carries, 160 yards, 90-yard TD run in 28-7 win over Middle Tennessee Christian.
Mareio McGraw, RB, Nashville Christian: 6 carries, 120 yards, 3 TDs in 47-7 win over Monterey.
Dillon Horton, Wayne Co., WR: 168 yards receiving, two touchdowns, including 96-yard TD reception. Read story
FRIDAY NIGHT FODDER
Injuries plague Week 3: A pair of Midstate football players suffered serious injuries and an official collapsed as all were taken off the field in ambulances Friday night
Loretto’s Devan Sharp, a junior wide receiver, was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center during the first quarter of his team’s home game against Waverly.
Sharp wasn’t moving on the field, Loretto athletics director Harley Simbeck said. But once paramedics gave him an IV, he was able to raise his arms and squeeze with his hands before being placed into the helicopter
“The paramedics wanted him airlifted because they were being as cautious as possible,” Simbeck said.
On the opening kickoff of the second-half of CPA’s 35-28 win over White House-Heritage, Heritage senior running back J.T. Smith suffered an injury and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.
CPA head athletic trainer Ryan Clark said although Smith had movement, the medical staff wanted to keep his head and neck stable.
White House-Heritage coach Pat Brown said he hadn’t heard any news when the game ended, but Clark said Smith was taken to the hospital as standard procedure.
Meanwhile at Father Ryan, veteran referee John Griswold was hospitalized after collapsing in the first quarter. He fell on his back at the 45-yard line and raised up his arm with 3:19 left in the first quarter against McCallie.
Cheerleaders prayed in a circle on the track as he was carried into an ambulance, fans said.
The entire crowd recited the “Our Father” as the ambulance left, and the game resumed.
At the start of the third quarter, announcer Matt Puryear told the crowd: “…we can now report that the official who was taken off the field is responsive and stable. His wife was with him at the hospital. We ask for your continued prayers for his complete recovery.”
Showing respect: Siegel running back Greedy Howse wore No. 22 to honor fallen teammate Mason Loupe on Friday night. Loupe died earlier this week from injuries suffered in an accidental shooting last weekend. Howse rushed for 136 yards in a 49-30 loss to Oakland. Game story | Reaction
Monster start: Gallatin’s Jordan Mason continued his torrid start to the season, scoring four touchdowns for the third consecutive game in the Green Wave’s 55-6 win over Hunters Lane.
However, it could have been much more.
Mason, who entered the game as the Midstate’s leading rusher, gained more than 120 yards and four TDs in just over a quarter of action. He was lifted before halftime with the Green Wave comfortably in front. For the season, Mason has rushed for more than 500 yards and 11 TDs while recording a receiving TD as well.
Healthy and performing: Ravenwood quarterback Andrew Rappe connected with Nathan Facer on a 10-yard touchdown throw on the first play of overtime to send the Raptors to a 24-17 victory over Mt. Juliet in the Region 3-6A opener for both teams. Facer, a senior, has battled back from two knee surgeries. Rappe finished with more than 100 yards both rushing and passing. Read story
Dynamic duo: Brentwood Academy’s quarterback tandem of Jeremiah Oatsvall and Nate Schoenwald combined to go 16-of-20 for 148 yards and three TDs in the Eagles’ 49-7 win over DII-AA East/Middle rival Pope John Paul II. Schoenwald also ran for 87 yards, including a 50-yard scoring rush. Read story
Bruins ‘D’ steps up: After suffering through rough outings in the first two weeks of the season, the Brentwood defense stepped up big in a 24-6 win over Rossview to earn its first win. The Bruins limited Rossview to just 47 yards rushing on 23 carries and kept Hawks QB Jordan Justice (who fired six touchdown strikes a week ago against Beech) out of the end zone until the fourth quarter.
“We didn’t eat right before the game, we didn’t get on our bus to come to the stadium right and we certainly didn’t do anything right in the game. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen us do absolutely nothing right. Well, I take that back. Our young kids, our freshmen, played hard. That’s something right we did (Friday). We’ll try to build on that.” — Clarksville Academy coach Todd Hood, after a 43-7 loss to Wayne County. Read story
“Until we fix our problems and keep gift-wrapping points, that’s the way it’s going to be, We’re just not a very good football team right now.” — Riverdale coach Ron Aydelott, after a 38-0 loss to Blackman. Read story
“We changed it up. We simplified everything. We watched a lot of film. We had to get more rush and more contain.” — Beech defensive end Preston Tribble, whose team went from allowing 48 points last week to holding Glencliff to 65 yards of offense. Read story
“I think our guys played their everlasting rear ends off. But, we had some penalties that caught us at certain times, and a time or two we turned the ball over. We turned it over twice and almost did it twice more. Against a good football team like Lipscomb, you just can’t do that.” — Clarksville Northwest coach Vernon Wright, after a 21-19 loss to Lipscomb Academy. Read story
“I tip my hat to Mt. Juliet because they came in here tonight and played a great football game and kept us off balance. And I feel like we can grow as a football team by being put in the situation we were tonight.” — Ravenwood coach Will Hester, after a 24-17 OT win over Mt. Juliet. Read story
“I thought we had a great start, a poor middle and a good ending tonight.” — Springfield coach Dustin Wilson, after a 34-27 win over Maplewood. Read story