At least six Middle Tennessee teams will play just nine games in 2016 after they chose not to finish their game after it was delayed by lightning on Friday night.
Lipscomb Academy’s game at Page and Moore County’s game at Forrest won’t be made up after both sets of coaches elected to cancel the game.
Also, Columbia Academy’s non-region game at Franklin Road Academy was canceled. FRA led 9-3 in the second quarter when the delay hit.
“We all got together and decided we’d wait until 8:30 (p.m.),” Page coach Charles Rathbone said. “We both decided rather than come back (Saturday) to just go ahead and get ready for our next games.”
Rathbone pointed to next week’s region openers as the decision not to play Saturday. The two teams were tied at 7 when the lightning delay started at the end of the first quarter.
Some will go on
Independence played Centennial twice in 2015, meeting the Cougars in the regular season and postseason.
In 2016, the two will face off twice in a 24-hour span.
Independence leads 7-0 over Centennial with 11:22 remaining in the second quarter when the game resumes at 7 p.m. Saturday.
“It’s very frustrating you know for the kids and the coaches, we’ve prepared all week for this big day,” Centennial coach Matt Kriesky said. “We can’t do anything about it. We just have to move on and get ready for (Saturday).”
Ravenwood’s game at Brentwood was postponed at halftime with the game tied at 10. It will resume at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Other games pushed to Saturday include Northeast-Father Ryan, Dickson County-Columbia and Fairview-Creek Wood.
Trinity completed a sweep of Division II-AA powerhouses on Friday night with a 35-21 win over Brentwood Academy. That came a week after the Shamrocks beat Ensworth 14-7 in Nashville.
BA quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall had 284 total yards — 187 passing yards and 97 rushing.
Trinity had 386 rushing yards on the night.
Clarksville’s defense found a way to slow down Purdue commitment Antwuan Branch in the second half in its 28-24 win over Kenwood. Branch finished with 212 rushing yards, but 81 came in the second half.
Huge start for Hughes
Hendersonville running back Anthony Hughes surpassed the 150-yard mark for the second straight week. Hughes rushed for 153 yards in a 31-9 win over Siegel. That came a week after rushing for 174 yards in a win over McGavock.
Reach Tom Kreager at 615-259-8089 and on Twitter @Kreager.
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