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Gallatin senior Dezmond Chambers and his Green Wave teammates visit Hillsboro Friday evening, and a victory would give them a shot at the Region 6-5A championship next week.

Gallatin senior Dezmond Chambers and his Green Wave teammates visit Hillsboro Friday evening, and a victory would give them a shot at the Region 6-5A championship next week.

Now that all eight Sumner County teams have had their bye week, the pressure mounts as the regular season reaches its final two weeks of action.

Six items of interest for Week 10’s games, beginning with the playoff picture in each region:

Region 6-5A to clear up considerably this week

Only Cane Ridge has locked up a postseason berth so far, but two of the other three playoff-bound teams could be decided as well on Friday.

Beech and Gallatin can each cinch Class 5A berths with victories over Hunters Lane and Hillsboro, respectively.

Hillsboro can also punch its ticket, but would need a victory and a Glencliff victory over Hendersonville to do so.

Hendersonville must win out and needs help from either Gallatin this week or Beech next week in defeating Hillsboro to reach the postseason.

Cane Ridge can win the region title this week with a victory over Station Camp and a Gallatin loss.

Gallatin can win the region title by winning out and one loss by Beech in the final two games.

Alex Vanzant and his Beech teammates host Hunters Lane on Friday, while Kaemon Dunlap and Station Camp visit Cane Ridge.

Alex Vanzant and his Beech teammates host Hunters Lane on Friday, while Kaemon Dunlap and Station Camp visit Cane Ridge.

Portland no longer controlling its own destiny

The Panthers lost twice last Friday evening – in addition to a 44-13 loss at Maplewood, Macon County knocked off Springfield by a 10-9 margin to give the Tigers their second Region 5-4A victory.

Portland can still reach the postseason, but now needs to defeat Macon County next week in addition to a Springfield victory over Pearl-Cohn.

Eagles can punch ticket Friday

Westmoreland is in position to clinch a Class 2A postseason berth with a victory at Cascade on Friday evening.

All of the other Region 4-2A playoff teams – Forrest, Watertown and Jackson County – have already been determined.

Depending on other results, the Eagles (3-5 overall, 3-2 in Region 4-2A) can still get as high as second place in the region, but that requires winning out plus help from other teams.

Knights create shock wave

Pope John Paul’s 21-19 victory at Baylor was significant for several reasons.

It was the first victory over a region opponent not named Father Ryan since 2008, it clinched the school’s first .500 regular season record since 2006 and it puts the Knights (5-3 overall, 2-3 in Division II-Class AA East/Middle) in position to host a playoff game for the first time since 2006.

PJP II needs a win over McCallie or a Baylor loss in the last two games in order to secure an opening-round game at home. The Knights could possibly finish as high as third in their region, which would give them a first-round bye, but that would send the Knights on the road in the second round instead.

If the current order remains unchanged, the Knights would host Baylor in the first round.

Pope John Paul II players Jake Motz (77), Drew Bledsoe (32) and Daniel Leonard go through pregame stretches prior to a game earlier this season. The Knights, fresh off their first-ever victory over Baylor, host McCallie on Friday.

Pope John Paul II players Jake Motz (77), Drew Bledsoe (32) and Daniel Leonard go through pregame stretches prior to a game earlier this season. The Knights, fresh off their first-ever victory over Baylor, host McCallie on Friday.

One milestone in sight, one honored

Gallatin senior Jordan Mason can surpass the 2,000-yard rushing mark with 110 yards on Friday at Hillsboro. Mason needs 330 yards to pass Jeremy McMurry’s single-season record of 2,220 yards set in 1992. That year, McMurry did it in 15 games as Gallatin won the Class AAA state championship.

>> Beech head coach Anthony Crabtree will be honored for his 100th coaching victory before Friday’s game against Hunters Lane. The milestone victory came in the Buccaneers’ victory over Station Camp two weeks ago.

Blue Devils still fighting to break streak

White House (0-8) visits Page in its final non-region game of the season on Friday, hoping to break an 11-game losing streak.

The Blue Devils suffered a 31-14 loss to the Patriots last season, in what was the second loss of their current slide.

White House has been winless in four seasons in school history (1943-45, 1955), and is trying to avoid becoming the first team to go 0-10 in school history. The 1955 squad finished 0-9, while the teams from 1943-45 played no more than seven games in those seasons.


Region 4-2A


Region Record


Overall Record


Points Scored


Points Allowed

Forrest

5-0

8-0

231

61

Watertown

4-1

7-1

364

130

Jackson County

4-1

6-2

233

151

Westmoreland

3-2

3-5

111

163

Cascade

1-4

3-5

102

209

Community

1-4

2-6

164

227

East Robertson

1-4

2-6

141

248

Eagleville

1-4

2-5

146

218

Friday’s games

Forrest at Eagleville

Community at Watertown

Jackson County at East Robertson

Westmoreland at Cascade

Last Friday’s scores

Watertown 51, East Robertson 7

Jackson County 35, Eagleville 6

Community 80, Zion Christian Academy 39

Next Friday’s games

Forrest at Jackson County

Watertown at Westmoreland

Cascade at East Robertson

Eagleville at Community


Region 5-4A


Region Record


Overall Record


Points Scored


Points Allowed

Pearl-Cohn

4-0

7-1

305

97

Maplewood

3-1

6-2

205

162

Macon County

2-2

6-2

240

185

Springfield

2-2

5-4

271

174

Portland

1-3

1-7

121

315

White House

0-4

0-8

95

265

Friday’s games

Tullahoma at Pearl-Cohn

Maplewood at Marshall County

Meade County (Ky.) at Macon County

Portland at Friendship Christian

White House at Page

Open date: Springfield

Last Friday’s scores

Pearl-Cohn 48, White House 0

Maplewood 44, Portland 13

Macon County 10, Springfield 9

Next Friday’s games

Pearl-Cohn at Springfield

Maplewood at White House

Portland at Macon County


Region 6-5A


Region Record


Overall Record


Points Scored


Points Allowed

Cane Ridge

5-0

8-0

303

117

Beech

4-1

6-2

250

150

Gallatin

4-1

6-2

304

184

Hillsboro

3-2

4-4

208

121

Hendersonville

2-3

5-3

247

190

Station Camp

1-4

3-5

163

196

Hunters Lane

1-4

1-7

39

264

Glencliff

0-5

0-8

64

379

Friday’s games

Station Camp at Cane Ridge

Hunters Lane at Beech

Gallatin at Hillsboro

Glencliff at Hendersonville

Last Friday’s scores

Cane Ridge 59, Glencliff 8

Hillsboro 42, Hunters Lane 0

Next Friday’s games

Cane Ridge at Gallatin

Beech at Hillsboro

Hendersonville at Hunters Lane

Glencliff at Station Camp


Division II-Class AA East/Middle


Region Record


Overall Record


Points Scored


Points Allowed

Montgomery Bell Academy

4-0

7-1

305

128

Brentwood Academy

4-1

6-2

315

136

Ensworth

2-2

5-3

218

137

McCallie

2-2

5-3

288

134

Pope John Paul II

2-3

5-3

194

216

Baylor

1-3

5-3

218

118

Father Ryan

0-4

4-4

198

166

Friday’s games

Baylor at Montgomery Bell Academy

Ensworth at Father Ryan

McCallie at Pope John Paul II

Open date: Brentwood Academy

Last Friday’s scores

Brentwood Academy 52, Father Ryan 3

Pope John Paul II 21, Baylor 19

Next Friday’s games

Montgomery Bell Academy at Ensworth

Brentwood Academy at McCallie

South Warren (Ky.) at Pope John Paul II

Father Ryan at Baylor

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