The top offensive performers from the first round of TSSAA playoffs

The top offensive performers from the first round of TSSAA playoffs

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The top offensive performers from the first round of TSSAA playoffs

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A look at the top offensive performances from the first round of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s football playoffs.

Blackman's Master Teague finds an opening on a kickoff return (he ran 28 times for 325 yards and 3 TDs) on Friday, November 4, 2016.

Blackman’s Master Teague finds an opening on a kickoff return (he ran 28 times for 325 yards and 3 TDs) on Friday, November 4, 2016.

RB Master Teague, Blackman

Teague rushed for 325 yards on 28 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Blaze’s 41-12 win over Jefferson County.

Jermaine Mason of Goodpasture Christian School runs past the Harpeth High School defense. The Cougers defeated the Indians 36-20

Jermaine Mason of Goodpasture Christian School runs past the Harpeth High School defense. The Cougers defeated the Indians 36-20

RB Jermaine Mason, Goodpasture

Mason had 263 total yards, including 96 on the ground and 167 receiving yards, in Goodpasture’s 36-20 win over Harpeth. He also had three total touchdowns.

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Beech senior Alex Vanzant turns the corner on a first-quarter carry at Gallatin on Friday, September 30, 2016.

Beech senior Alex Vanzant turns the corner on a first-quarter carry at Gallatin on Friday, September 30, 2016.

RB Alex Vanzant, Beech

Vanzant rushed for 237 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns in Beech’s 44-30 win over Shelbyville.

QB Stone Norton, Davidson Academy

Norton completed 22 of 35 passes for 341 yards with three touchdowns in Davidson Academy’s 42-35 loss to FACS.

Pearl-Cohn sophomore Xavier Shepherd (8) has thrown for 400 yards and three touchdowns in his last two starts.

Pearl-Cohn sophomore Xavier Shepherd (8) has thrown for 400 yards and three touchdowns in his last two starts.

QB Xavier Shepherd, Pearl-Cohn

Shepherd was 9 of 12 passing for 130 yards and ran for 94 yards on five carries in Pearl-Cohn’s 70-0 win over Kenwood. He had four total touchdowns.

Riverdale's Michael Scruggs (25) runs the ball against Bearden on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Riverdale, during the first round of the TSSAA football play-off games.

Riverdale’s Michael Scruggs (25) runs the ball against Bearden on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, at Riverdale, during the first round of the TSSAA football play-off games.

RB Michael Scruggs, Riverdale

Scruggs rushed for 217 yards on just 10 carries and scored three touchdowns in Riverdale’s 48-27 win over Knoxville Bearden.

Overton's Taverius Travis picks a first down during the first half of Friday's game.

Overton’s Taverius Travis picks a first down during the first half of Friday’s game.

RB Taverius Travis, Overton

Travis rushed 22 times for 204 yards and scored five touchdowns in the Bobcats’ 45-17 rout of Arlington.

Stratford's Terrell Carter (1) runs the ball on a kick off return during first half of a high school football game against Marshall County on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.

Stratford’s Terrell Carter (1) runs the ball on a kick off return during first half of a high school football game against Marshall County on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn.

RB T. J. Carter, Stratford

Carter, a Memphis commitment, rushed for 188 yards on just nine carries and scored two touchdowns in Stratford’s 42-6 win over Cheatham County.

Gordonsville sophomore tailback Braxton Givens (28)

Gordonsville sophomore tailback Braxton Givens (28)

RB Braxton Givens, Gordonsville

Givens rushed for 184 yards on 25 carries and scored three touchdowns in Gordonsville’s 41-32 win over Hollow Rock-Bruceton.

DA running back Eli Breece (14) dives for extra yardage past BGA linebacker Cole Grosvenor (13) in the first half Friday.

DA running back Eli Breece (14) dives for extra yardage past BGA linebacker Cole Grosvenor (13) in the first half Friday.

WR Eli Breece, Davidson Academy

Breece had 10 catches for 146 yards in the Bears’ 42-35 loss to FACS.

Marshall Count wide receiver Jay Howard tallied 1,347 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns a season ago.

Marshall Count wide receiver Jay Howard tallied 1,347 all-purpose yards and 14 touchdowns a season ago.

WR Jay Howard, Marshall Co.

Howard caught eight passes for 132 yards with two touchdowns in Marshall County’s 46-0 win over East Hamilton.

Beech's Michael Hayes (23) gets a hold of Hillsboro's Javonta Payton (1) during the second half at Hillsboro High School, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Hillsboro won 35-12.

Beech’s Michael Hayes (23) gets a hold of Hillsboro’s Javonta Payton (1) during the second half at Hillsboro High School, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Hillsboro won 35-12.

WR Javonta Payton, Hillsboro

Payton caught three passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns in Hillsboro’s 41-7 win over Stewarts Creek.

QB Grayson Tramel, Shelbyville

Tramel was 22 of 42 passing for 325 yards with three interceptions in Shelbyville’s 44-30 loss to Beech..

Pope John Paul II QB Ben Brooks gets the pass of despite the rush of Baylor's Walker Culver in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Nov. 4, 2016. Photo by Dave Cardaciotto

Pope John Paul II QB Ben Brooks gets the pass of despite the rush of Baylor’s Walker Culver in Hendersonville, TN on Fri. Nov. 4, 2016. Photo by Dave Cardaciotto

QB Ben Brooks, Pope John Paul II

Brooks completed 22 of 36 passes for 283 yards with two touchdowns.

Smyrna QB Dayton Sanders scrambles against vs. Dobyns-Bennett on Friday, November 4, 2016.

Smyrna QB Dayton Sanders scrambles against vs. Dobyns-Bennett on Friday, November 4, 2016.

QB Dayton Sanders, Smyrna

Sanders completed 15 of 25 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 33-23 loss to Dobyns-Bennett.

Wayne County quarterback Preston Rice (5) passes against Nashville Christian in the second half of an 1A quarterfinal playoff football game at Nashville Christian High School on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville Christian won 34-21.

Wayne County quarterback Preston Rice (5) passes against Nashville Christian in the second half of an 1A quarterfinal playoff football game at Nashville Christian High School on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville Christian won 34-21.

QB Preston Rice, Wayne Co.

Rice was 9 of 13 passing for 211 yards and three touchdowns in Wayne County’s 45-7 win over Middle Tennessee Christian.

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Craig Harris/Sumner County Publications Beech High junior Alex Vanzant returns the opening kickoff.

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