Three of four Robertson County football teams in action brought home wins in Week 4.
Springfield defeated Clarksville 46-28, Greenbrier defeated White House 40-13, and White House Heritage defeated Portland 28-6.
Perennial football power Trousdale County defeated Jo Byrns 28-6 while East Robertson had an open week.
Here are three takeaways from Week 4.
Yellow Jackets back on track
After back-to-back losses, Springfield evened its record to 2-2 with a dominating victory at Clarksville.
“It was a big deal,” Springfield football coach Dustin Wilson said. “You worry about the kids psyche.
“They executed as a group.”
And now they can focus on rival White House coming to Boyce Smith Field. Springfield is searching for its third straight win over the Blue Devils.
Wilson said his offensive line showed developed depth with a rotation of eight players. The backfield also adds depth this week with the return of running back Alan Gardner. He joins Ke’Lein Jones and Daniel Lawson in the running back rotation.
“We’re probably healthier than we’ve been all year,” Wilson said. (Gardner) has been out the past two weeks. (His return) is real big. He’s played some defensive end too.”
Bobcats defense stands out
Greenbrier’s third win over White House since 2010 came in impressive fashion — especially on defense.
The Bobcats held the Blue Devils to just seven first first downs and 254 total yards in the win.
“I thought (defense) would be a strength this year,” Greenbrier first-year coach John Elmore said. “We switched from a 4-3 (scheme) to a 4-2-5 this year.
“We knew we had a lot coming back on defense. We had a lot of players that played a lot of downs. When you play a lot of juniors and seniors, it makes all the difference in the world.”
Greenbrier’s defense was boosted by a dominating night on the ground that kept the ball away from the Blue Devils.
The Bobcats had 59 carries for 343 yards in the win.
“We went from the Wing-T to the spread,” Elmore said. “But we are still running the ball.”
Red Devils run game grounded
Jo Byrns’ record dipped to 1-3 after Trousdale County shut down the Red Devils’ offense.
Trousdale County held Jo Byrns to just 199 total yards, including 85 on the ground.
That included 43 yards by Mikey Chennault on 12 carries.
Quarterback Wyatt Green completed 11 of 16 passes for 114 yards with an interception.
Things don’t get easier for the Red Devils, who are 0-2 in Region 4-1A. They play at defending Class 1A state champion Nashville Christian on Friday.
Reach Tom Kreager at 615-258-8089 and on Twitter @Kreager.
Week 4 Scores
Springfield 46, Clarksville 28
Greenbrier 40, White House 13
Trousdale Co. 28, Jo Byrns 6
White House Heritage 21, Portland 14*
East Robertson was open
Week 5 Schedule
All games at 7 p.m., Friday
White Houset at Springfield
East Nashville at Greenbrier
Stratford at White House Heritage
East Robertson at Westmoreland
Jo Byrns at Nashville Christian