Mt. Juliet 35, Lebanon 0
LEBANON -- When Mt. Juliet quarterback Joey Hayes is on his spot, his passing is usually spot on.
Safely operating behind his offensive line, Hayes took his own sweet time in completing 20-of-28 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bears to a 35-0 win over Lebanon Friday at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium.
The win marked the seventh straight in the rivalry for the Golden Bears who now lead the series 23-16 since 1977.
"Lebanon was really stacking the box against us," said Mt. Juliet head coach Trey Perry, "we needed to open it up some and Joey did a great job reading the defense."
Soph Aiden Raines caught six balls for 144 yards and touchdowns of 41 and 28 yards. Both of his scores came after taking short passes and weaving his way through the LHS defense.
"They're just better than us, plain and simple," said Lebanon Coach Sam Harp. "No excuses, they just outplayed us in everywhere they could. You've got to give them their just due. They were very well prepared, well coached -- we just ran into a buzzsaw."
All told, Mt. Juliet piled up 492 yards in total offense and 14 first downs. LHS managed just 140 yards in offense and five first downs -- one coming via a penalty.
Mt. Juliet improved to 2-3 on the season headed into a Sept. 25 home game vs. Wilson Central.
The Blue Devils slid to 2-2 and will journey to Portland Friday to take on the Panthers in a non-region contest.
Watertown 48, Jackson Co. 20
WATERTOWN -- Taking care of business early, Watertown rolled up 27 first quarter points on the way to a 48-20 homecoming win over Jackson County Friday at Robinson Stadium.
QB Seth Price completed 11-of-17 passes for 266 yards and threw for four touchdowns. He also six times for 62 yards and scored three TD's.
Brady Swann was his favorite target, hauling in five catches for 222 yards and scores of 34, 64 and 65 yards.
Luke Turner ran nine times for 70 yards to pace the Purple Tiger ground game.
Now 4-1 on the season, Watertown plays at Eagleville Friday, Sept. 25.
McGavock 42, Wilson Central 21
DONELSON -- McGavock piled up 450 yards in total offense and 23 first downs in a 42-21 win over Wilson Central Friday at Garland Russell Stadium.
The Raiders (3-2, 2-0) lead 28-21 at intermission and blacked Wilson Central in the second half.
Jordan Hooper led the Wildcats with 103 yards rushing on 11 carries and scored a second quarter touchdown. Tyler Bowes ran 12 times for 78 yards.
Now 3-2, 1-1 in Region 3, 6A, Wilson Central plays at Mt. Juliet Friday, Sept. 25.
Knox Webb 16, Friendship 0
KNOXVILLE -- Defending state champion Knox Webb scored twice in the second quarter, the first coming on a long return of a blocked field goal attempt, in Friday's 16-0 win over Friendship Christian at David Meske Stadium.
The Commanders (2-2, 1-1) out-gained Webb 266 yards to 235 and racked up 14 points while the Spartans finished with 13.
FCS will is scheduled to host 5-0 Franklin Road Academy Friday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
FRA 37, MJ Christian 0
NASHVILLE -- Franklin Road Academy remained undefeated with a comfortable 37-0 home win over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Friday.
The Saints managed just five first downs and only 63 yards in total offense against FRA, falling to 1-4 on the season.
The Panthers (5-0) piled up 247 yards in offense, 215 on the ground.
MJCA will be back in action Friday, Sept. 25 at Ezell-Harding.