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Trailing 14-10, Kenitzer hooked up with fullback Parker Campbell on a 19 yard scoring pass with just 44 seconds left in regulation.

The loss was the first of the season for the Wildcats (7-1 / 4-1 in District 9AAA) as Beech improved to 8-0 / 5-0 and took a stranglehold on first place in the district.

Central's defense managed to hold Hurd, the state's top football prospect, to a season low 77 yards on 21 carries. In fact, the hard-hitting Wildcat defense stopped him on a fourth and four near midfield with 10 minutes left in the game -- banging him to the ground violently. Hurd did not touch the ball the rest of the way.

Fullback Trey Givens was the top ground gainer for Wilson Central as he rushed for 84 yards on 15 carries. He scored the game's first TD. QB Jordan Roundtree went 4-of-12 passing for just 36 yards and was picked off twice.

Wilson Central will be idle Oct. 12 before closing the season with games against Station Camp and Mt. Juliet.

Friendship Christian 68, Watertown 26WATERTOWN -- Taking advantage of six turnovers, Friendship Christian handed Watertown a 68-26 loss Friday night at jam-packed Robinson Stadium.

The loss was the first of the season for the Purple Tigers (6-1 / 4-1) while the Commanders improved to 7-1 overall / 5-1 in Region 4A.

Sophomore Steven Hollis ran for 219 yards and three scores while Austin Taylor added 133 yards and four touchdowns for FCS. The Commanders ran 53 times for 408 yards as a team.

Watertown quarterback Ty Jobe completed 18-of-28 passes in the loss for 226 yards and was picked off once.

The Purple Tigers will play at region leading Gordonsville Oct. 12 while FCS is idle.

Portland 49, Lebanon 35PORTLAND -- Scoring its first win over Lebanon in over three decades, Portland ran past the Blue Devils 49-35 Friday at Memorial Field. The Panthers (4-4 overall) needed only five offense plays to tally on each of two TD drives to open the game, then blocked an LHS punt and returned it for a touchdown to mount a 21-0 lead with 3:16 left in the first quarter.

Portland wingback Anthony Lynch was nearly unstoppable as he rushed for 280-yards on 21 carries and scored five times on runs of one, 44, 47, 46 and 24 yards.

LHS sophomore Taye Davis was brilliant in the loss, rambling for 248 yards on 20 carries. He scored three times on runs of 70, 25 and 79 yards.

Portland's single wing offensive attack cut through the Lebanon defense for 451 total yards and 14 first downs.

Lebanon dropped to 0-8 and going back to the final two games of the 2011 season, saw its losing streak stretch to 10 consecutive games.

The Blue Devils are idle Oct. 12.

Mt. Juliet 21, Station Camp 14MT. JULIET -- Leading 21-7 at intermission, Mt. Juliet held off Station Camp 21-14 Friday night in a District 9AAA home game. Fullback Contrez McCathern was a workhorse for the Golden Bears, rushing 16 times for 178 yards and scoring twice.

Mt. Juliet improved to 6-1 overall / 4-1 in the district. Station Camp slipped to 4-4 overall, 2-3 in the league after tasting defeat for the first time in four weeks.

Mt. Juliet will be back in action Oct. 12 as the Bears host Cookeville.

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