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FOOTBALL - Sept. 4 summaries

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Watertown 49, Cascade 18
WATERTOWN - Going from questionable to darn near unstoppable in a week's time, Watertown's Luke Turner ran for 192 yards and a touchdown to lead the Purple Tigers to a 49-18 win over Cascade Friday at Robinson Stadium.

Turner missed most of last week's 52-26 loss at Davidson Academy after injuring his ankle. Working hard on his rehab, Turner averaged over 10 yards a carry on 19 attempts as WHS improved to 2-1 on the season.

The Tigers jumped out early and never let off the gas, scoring 21 points in the frist quarter, then adding two TD's in both the second and fourth periods.

QB Seth Price completed 11-of-16 passes for 283 yards four touchdowns and was picked off once. The shifty junior also ran nine times for 50 yards and a score.

Skylor Scales caught three long passes for 164 yards and a score while Brady Swann added three catches for 59 and a TD. Zach Grisham and Vonte Bates also hauled in touchdown passes.

Watertown returns to the gridiron Friday, Sept. 11 with a game at Grundy County.

Ravenwood 24, Mt. Juliet 17 (OT)
BRENTWOOD - It must have been some week of practice.

Coming off an embarrassing 27-0 loss at Cane Ridge, Mt. Juliet put forth a superb effort in Friday's 24-17 overtime loss at powerful Ravenwood.

Spotting the 2014 state finalists a first quarter score, Mt. Juliet answered with a touchdowns pass from Joey Hayes to Josh Williams that covered 16 yards with 7:28 left in the second quarter.

The game was tied at 17-all going into the fourth period as Haynes hit Mason Earles with a 25 yard TD pass with one tick left on the clock.

The teams swapped field goals in the final 12 minutes setting up overtime.

Ravenwood scored on its first possession for a 24-17 lead, but Mt. Juliet first turnover in the contest came as Hayes threw an interception, ending the contest.

Mt. Juliet, now 0-3, is scheduled to host Franklin County Friday, Sept. 11.

Friendship 29, TKA 12
LEBANON - Playing it close to the vest due to mounting injuries, Friendship Christian controlled the ball and the clock on the way to a 29-12 win over The King's Academy's Friday at Pirtle Field.

The Commanders piled up nearly 300 yards on the ground and collected 21 first downs while getting enough big plays in the passing game to keep the visitors off-balance.

"We were limited in what we wanted to do because of our injury situation," said FCS head coach John McNeal. "We put the game in the hands of our offensive line and they came through in a big way."

The Commanders were playing without Speedy Foutch (thigh bruise) and QB Mikey Jones was playing on a gimpy ankle.

When halfback Spencer Burge went down with an injury in the early going, McNeal turned to sophomore Ben Jamison who responded with 154 yards on 20 carries and Chris Mickle who rambled for 76 yards on 20 tries.

Jones threw for a season-high 154 yards, connecting on 4-of-5 attempts with no interceptions.

Mickle caught two passes for 96 yards while Marshall taylor hauled in two passes for 58 yards.
Now 2-1 on the season, the Commanders have a week to heal before making the trip to play at Knoxville Webb Friday, Sept. 18.

Wilson Central 41, Antioch 12
GLADEVILLE - Leaning heavily on the ground game, Wilson Central pounded out a 41-12 win over Region 3, 6A rival Antioch Friday at Wildcat Stadium.

Tyler Bowes ran for 152 yards and four touchdowns while Jordan Hooper sped for 122 yards on just six tries and a score as Brad Dedman's team improved to 2-1 on the season.

WCHS went up 14-0 in the first quarter and took a commanding 34-13 lead into intermission.

All told, the Wildcats ran for just over 400 yards on 42 attempts - roughly 9.5 yards per try.

Wilson Central will play at Murfreesboro Siegel Sept. 11.

McGavock 37, Lebanon 7
NASHVILLE - Three fruitless trips into the red zone, coupled with three fumbles took its toll Friday night as Lebanon dropped a 37-7 decision to McGavock at Garland Russell Stadium.

"Too many mistakes, too many missed opportunities," said LHS head coach Sam Harp. "McGavock is a very good football team, but we had our chances and left some points out there on the field.

"Our kids kept fighting, and I'm proud of that. They've come a long way."

Trailing 24-7 at halftime, LHS executed a perfect onsides kick to start the third quarter. Taking possession near midfield, the Blue Devils drove the ball to the two before a botched snap turned the ball over to McGavock.

The Raiders responded with an eight-play, 95 yard drive that ended when Kendall Johnson bulled in from the four - pushing the McGavock led to 31-7.

The Raiders piled up 482 yards in total offense, including 384 yards on 41 attempts - an average of over nine yards per try.

McGavock was led by a spectacular 1-2 punch of quarterback DeMontez Carlton and halfback Johnson.

Carlton ran 12 times for 113 yards. He also completed 8-of-14 pass attempts for 118 yards. Johnson rushed for 138 yards on 16 carries as the duo combined for four Raider touchdowns.

Sophomore Tyrique Cooper paced the Lebanon attack with 91 yards on 10 carries. Jarren Stewart ran for 54 yards on 21 attempts.

Stewart completed 4-of-9 passes for 51 yards. De'Andre Harris hauled in a 31 yard reception on a spectacular catch along the Blue Devil boundry.

LHS, now 1-1 on the season, returns to Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium Friday, Sept. 11 against Summit High in the homecoming game.

Knox Webb 42, MJ Christian 6
KNOXVILLE - Alexander Berube scored two touchdowns as The Webb School celebrated its football stadium being named after coach David Meske with a 42-6 victory over Mt. Juliet Christian Friday night.

The Spartans took a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back.

Mt. Juliet Christian broke into the scoring column as Alex Pitman tallied on a seven year run in the second quarter.

Now 1-2 on the season, the Saints will host 3-0 Houston County Friday, Sept. 11 for homecoming. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. At Suey Field.

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