LEBANON -- Friendship Christian dropped to 1-2 on the season with a 26-20 loss to Region 4A rival Gordonsville Friday night at Pirtle Field.
Trailing 26-13, the Commanders drew within one score with a 15 yard TD pass from Brennan Swindoll to Drew Hutchison with 1:55 left in the contest.
Mitchell Lester recovered the ensuing onside kick, but Gordonsville's Payton Watson intercepted a Swindoll pass at the eight yard line to preserve the win for the Smith Countians.
FCS (1-2 overall / 0-1) will be back in action Sept. 9 with a trip to Clay County High in Celina.
WATERTOWN 54, HUNTLAND 7
HUNTLAND -- Brannon Hill scored three touchdowns while the defense dominated from the opening whistle as Watertown throttled Huntland 54-7 Friday at Shirley Majors Stadium.
The Purple Tigers improved to 2-0 with the victory and will host improved Red Boiling Springs Sept. 9 in a Region 4A matchup. Huntland fell to 1-2 with the loss.
Leading 14-0 after one period, Watertown exploded for four touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 41-0 lead into the locker room at intermission.
MT. JULIET 48, PORTLAND 20
MT. JULIET -- Caleb Chowbay threw a pair of touchdown passes and Jalen Graham added two rushing scores as Mt. Juliet cruised past District 9AAA rival Portland 48-20 Friday night.
The Golden Bears improved to 3-0 with the victory, while Portland slid to 0-3.
Mt. Juliet will host LaVergne High Friday, sept. 9.
GALLATIN 41, LEBANON 0
LEBANON -- Utilizing a full roster for the first time since the preseason, Gallatin flexed its' muscles with a dominating 41-0 victory over Lebanon Friday at Nokes-Lasater Field.
The Green Wave defense limited the Blue Devils to a mere 17 yards in total offense.
Senior Maurice Box, seeing his first action of the season due to a suspension, made an impressive 2011 debut with a pair of touchdown runs. He had an 80 yard scoring sprint called back late in the second quarter.
Gallatin remained undefeated at 3-0 while Lebanon fell to 1-2 / 0-2 in District 9AAA. The Green Wave will be on the road at Murfreesboro Oakland Sept. 9 while LHS will host Glencliff.
HENDERSONVILLE 45, WILSON CENTRAL 13
HENDERSONVILLE -- David Priddy scored four touchdowns to lead Hendersonville to a 45-13 District 9AAA win over Wilson Central Friday at home.
Priddy rushed for three scores, then returned the second half kickoff 92 yards for a TD to push the hendersonville lead to 28-7. The Commandos (2-1 / 2-0) scored twice more in the third period to ice the game.
Senior Brandon Mallory led Wilson Central with 81 yards rushing on 11 attempts and scored a fourth quarter touchdown.
Central fell to 0-3 on the season heading into a Sept. 9 matchup at Shelbyville Central.
Wilson Central 0 7 06-- 13
Hendersonville 14 7213--45
Scoring summary: H David Priddy 28 yard run; EP Shawn Bowerman, H Priddy 15 yard run; EP Bowerman, H Tez Bryant 1 yard run; EP Bowerman, WC Trey Givens 3 yard run; EP Loren King, H Priddy 92 yard kickoff return; EP Bowerman, H Priddy 25 yard run; EP Bowerman, H Believe Kabasu 2 yard run; EP Bowerman, WC Brandon Mallory 37 yard run; EP missed, H Bowerman 31 yard field goal.
First Downs 1010
Receiving 3-46 4-83
Fumbles/Lost 4-2 1-0
Passing: WC Chase Hobbs 3-7-46, H Hunter Brown 4-6-83.
Rushing: WC Brandon Mallory 10-80, D.J. Majors 5-45, Trey Givens 5-31, Chase Hobbs 8-24, Eric Simmons 2-4, Dalton Graves 3-4, Will Parkerson 1-2, Dee Williams 1-0, Kaleb Butler 1- -1, Jacob Myers 1- -4.
H David Priddy 5-78, Believe Kabasu 5-27, Jarius Golden 3-17, Tez Bryant 3-8, Hunter Bryant 4-8, Jonathan Foran 2-6, Morgan Napier 2-4, Jarod Reyes 1-3, Colt Cupit 2-2, Andrew Pate 2- -5.
Receiving: WC Brandon Mallory 2-40, Dalton Graves 1-6.
H David Priddy 1-58, Chad Dye 1-15, Austin Lamb 1-6, Ryan Patrick 1-4.
EZELL-HARDING 36, MJ CHRISTIAN 0
ANTIOCH -- Mt. Juliet Christian Academy fell to 0-3 on the season with a 36-0 loss at Ezell-Harding Friday.
Leading 16-0 after three quarters, the Eagles exploded for 20 points in the final period. Elliott Lee led MJCA in rushing with 68 yards on 19 attempts. Noah Wilson added 67 yards on 17 carries.
MJCA is scheduled to host Clarksville Academy Friday, Sept. 9 at Suey Field.
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