By: Staff reports, | November 4, 2016
Michael Scruggs scored three touchdowns to lead Riverdale (6-5) to a 48-27 win over Bearden (4-7) in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs. Georgia Tech commitment Gentry Bonds had two of the Warriors’ three interceptions. Scruggs had 217 yards on 10 carries and scored on runs of 70, 25 and 57 yards.
Independence 35, Gallatin 0
Independence (11-0) won its 26th in a row as Brandon Hines passed for 267 yards and three touchdowns in Class 5A. Gallatin (6-5) was without 2,000-yard rusher Jordan Mason, who was out with an ankle injury.
Beech 44, Shelbyville 30
Alex Vanzant had 237 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead Beech (8-3) in Class 5A. Chaz Williams added 147 yards and a score. Shelbyville (8-3) closed the deficit to 24-17 late in the third quarter before Vanzant’s 74-yard touchdown run.
Springfield 27, Lipscomb Academy 14
Alan Gardner, Dayron Johnson and Dewayne Buckner scored rushing touchdowns in the second half for Springfield (6-5), which upset Region 6-4A champion Lipscomb Academy (7-3).
Macon Co. 56, Northwest 39
Michael Tirjan ran for 216 yards and three scores and quarterback Seth Carlisle ran for 139 yards and two rushing touchdowns to lead Macon County (9-2) past Northwest (6-5) in 4A.
Goodpasture 36, Harpeth 20
Jermaine Mason scored three touchdowns in the first half to lead Goodpasture (9-2) past Harpeth (8-3) in Class 3A. Harpeth quarterback Walker Weatherly was injured on the first drive and did not return. Drake Fullum took over and scored two touchdowns for the Indians.
Fairview 48, East Nashville 24
Josh Ortiz ran for three touchdowns to lead Fairview (11-0) in Class 3A. Oklahoma commitment Jacob Phillips had 19 tackles for East Nashville (4-7).
Huntingdon 52, Trousdale Co. 27
Kade Pearson and Zach Dodson each scored three touchdowns to lead Huntingdon (8-2) past Trousdale County (8-3) in Class 1A. Quarterback Keyvont Baines led Trousdale County with two touchdowns.
Baylor 35, Pope John Paul II 20
Baylor (7-4) pulled away from Pope John Paul II (6-5) with a 21-point fourth quarter. The Knights forced three turnovers, but only turned those into seven points. Knights quarterback Ben Brooks threw two touchdown passes and forced a fumble.
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