The Tennessean's top performers from Week 1 of high school football

The Tennessean's top performers from Week 1 of high school football

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The Tennessean's top performers from Week 1 of high school football

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Week1: High school football recap
The Tennessean’s Katie Myers and high school sports coordinator Tom Kreager recaps the first week of the Tennessee high school football season.
Centennial rallies past Franklin
Centennial football rallies past Franklin
East Nashville late score drop Rossview
Demarquez Trotter ran back a failed Rossview field goal to help the Eagles beat the Hawks 21-14 in the closing seconds Friday night to open the high school season.
Trinity tops Ensworth 14-7
Ensworth suffered a 14-7 seasom-opening defeat to nationally-ranked Trinity (Ky.) on Friday
Dickson County vs. Creek Wood
Highlights from the Dickson County vs. Creek Wood game August 19. The Red Hawks came away with a 30-26 win.
Gallatin football at Mt. Juliet
Footage and interviews from Friday’s season opener between Gallatin and Mt. Juliet.
Hewitt-Trussville 33, Montgomery Bell Academy 24
MBA lost 33-24 to Hewitt-Trussville of Alabama in the 2016 season opener.
Seaon opener – Centennial at Franklin pregame
High school football season opener between Centennial and Franklin
Pregame festivities at Ensworth School
Pregame festivities at Ensworth prior to the Tigers’ season-opening game against nationally-ranked Trinity (Ky.)
East Nashville-Rossview Pregame
East Nashville and Rossview take part in pre game warmups prior to the startif the 2016 prep football season Friday at TPS Complex
Pregame: La Vergne at Smyrna
Students for Smyrna and La Vergne prepare for the big rivalry
Dickson County vs. Creek Wood pregame
Sights and sounds from the pregame festivities leading up to Dickson County vs. Creek Wood
Springfield opens season with Greenbrier
Springfield plays Greenbrier on Friday night
Gallatin at Mt. Juliet football pregame
Pregame video prior to Friday’s game between Gallatin and Mt. Juliet.
White House student body
White House fans prep for the White House Heritage game.
Ravenwood fan Eric Mills ready for season
Ravenwood fan Eric Mills talks about the start of football season.
Baylor Bramble attends Siegel’s season opener
Siegel linebacker Dalton Frantz and Coach Greg Wyant discuss seeing Baylor Bramble at their season opener.
High school football countdown
High school sports writers for the USA Today Sports network for Middle Tennessee discuss the games they are covering Week 1.
Alontae Taylor of Coffee County.

Alontae Taylor of Coffee County.

Alontae Taylor, Coffee County

The Tennessee commitment, accounted for six touchdowns in the Red Raiders’ 49-10 rout of Tullahoma. Taylor threw for a touchdown, caught a touchdown and rushed for four touchdowns. He finished with 363 total yards, including 293 yards rushing.

MBA running back Ty Chandler (44) is No. 2 on the Dandy Dozen.

MBA running back Ty Chandler (44) is No. 2 on the Dandy Dozen.

RB Ty Chandler, MBA

The Tennessee commitment, had 21 carries for 226 yards with three touchdowns in a 33-24 loss to Hewitt-Trussville (Ala.). Chandler went over 5,000 rushing yards for his career in the win.

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QB Stone Norton, Davidson Academy

Norton completed 15 of 21 passes for 322 yards with three touchdowns in the Bears’ 37-29 win over Friendship Christian.

RB Keytavies Bradley, La Vergne

Bradley had 25 carries for 224 yards with three TDs in the Wolverines’ 38-20 loss to rival Smyrna.

Smyrna's Casey Perkins (5) defends himself against La Vergne's Joevonte Norfork (11) as Casey runs the ball down the field during game one at Smyrna on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.

Smyrna’s Casey Perkins (5) defends himself against La Vergne’s Joevonte Norfork (11) as Casey runs the ball down the field during game one at Smyrna on Friday, Aug. 12, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

RB Casey Perkins, Smyrna

Perkins had 216 total yards. He had 162 rushing yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns in a 38-20 win over rival La Vergne.

Ravenwood's McCain Marrow prepares to throw downfield during passing drills on Monday, the first day Tennessee high school football teams were allowed to practice in pads for the 2016 season.

Ravenwood’s McCain Marrow prepares to throw downfield during passing drills on Monday, the first day Tennessee high school football teams were allowed to practice in pads for the 2016 season.

QB McCain Marrow, Ravenwood

Marrow completed 24 of 38 passes for 422 yards and a touchdown in a 23-19 win over Siegel.

Jo Byrns running back and linebacker Mikey Chennault

Jo Byrns running back and linebacker Mikey Chennault

RB Mikey Chennault, Jo Byrns

Chennault had 15 carries for 206 yards with two touchdowns in a 48-20 loss to Cheatham County.

Antwuan Branch, Kenwood

Antwuan Branch, Kenwood

RB Antwuan Branch, Kenwood

The Purdue recruit had 204 yards on 24 carries with a touchdown in an 18-7 win over West Creek.

Pope John Paul II High senior tailback Jamaal Thompson cuts outside for yardage during Friday's scrimmage against Sycamore.

Pope John Paul II High senior tailback Jamaal Thompson cuts outside for yardage during Friday’s scrimmage against Sycamore.

RB Jamaal Thompson, Pope John Paul II

Thompson rushed 26 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns in the Knights’ 28-22 win over Memphis Melrose. He also caught three passes for 60 yards and two more scores.

Gallatin senior Matthew Knights (86) blocks ahead of classmate Jordan Mason during first-quarter action. Mason rushed for 250 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries in Friday's 26-6 loss at Mt. Juliet.

Gallatin senior Matthew Knights (86) blocks ahead of classmate Jordan Mason during first-quarter action. Mason rushed for 250 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries in Friday’s 26-6 loss at Mt. Juliet.

RB Jordan Mason, Gallatin

Mason had 20 carries for 250 yards with one touchdown in the Green Wave’s 26-6 loss to Mt. Juliet.

Seth Price

Seth Price

QB Seth Price, Watertown

Price was 16 of 26 passing for 352 yards and five touchdowns in the Purple Tigers’ 41-15 rout of Gordonsville.

WR Vonte Bates, Watertown

Bates caught six passes for 153 yards and two scores in its 41-15 rout of Gordonsville.

QB Bryce Wallace, Marshall County

Wallace completed 14 of 17 passes for 205 yards with two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 49-6 rout of Franklin County.

QB Blake Meadors, Wilson Central

Meadors was 16 of 23 passing for 235 yards and three touchdowns in a 39-28 win over Beech.

RB T.J. Carter, Stratford

Carter accounted for all three of Stratford’s TDs in a 19-0 win over Maplewood. That included a 77-yard kickoff return for touchdown on the opening kickoff.

QB Seth Carlisle, Macon County

Carlisle had three total TDS. He rushed 23 times for 136 yards and two scores. He also was 1 of 6 passing for 37 yards and a TD.

RB Kemari McGowan, MTCS

McGowan had 172 yards on 15 carries and scored two TDs in the Cougars’ 30-15 win over Ezell-Harding.

QB Blake Lovell, Spring Hill

Lovell was 16 of 23 for 193 yards and three TDs in a 25-20 win over rival Summit.

RB Caleb Briggs, Richland

Briggs had 18 carries for 282 yards and three TDs in a 50-10 rout of Sale Creek.

RB Quinton Poole, Creek Wood

Poole had 30 carries for 202 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-26 win over Dickson County.

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