Watertown moves to 10-1
WATERTOWN -- Mr. Football semifinalist Seth Price completed 21-of-29 passes for 239 yards and three scores to lift Watertown to a 38-24 win over Boyd Buchanan Friday at Robinson Stadium in the first round of the Class 2A football playoffs.
The Purple Tigers improved to 10-1 on the season and advance to a second round game Nov. 11 at Marion County High.
Watertown led 19-6 at intermission, but the pesky Buccaneers refused to quit, keeping the margin close throughout the second half.
Senior Ty Love saw his first action in two weeks and responded with 147 yards rushing on 29 carries, including a 3-yard TD run.
Price helped his own cause with 80 yards rushing on 10 attempts and a pair of touchdowns.
Watertown cranked out 23 first downs and 474 yards in total offense.
Mr. Football Lineman semifinalist Rusty Staats recovered two fumbles and Zac Wren picked off a Buc pass.
Other local playoff finals --
Region 3 6A champion Mt. Juliet eliminated Memphis Bartlett 43-0, improving to 9-2 on the season. The Golden Bears will host Ravenwood Friday, Nov. 11 in the second round.
Lebanon High closed the season 1-10 with a 49-3 loss at No. 1 seed Memphis Whitehaven (11-0). Sam Harp's resignation as LHS head coach becomes official Saturday, Nov. 5.
No. 3-seeded Wilson Central's season came to a close with a 35-21 home loss to Collierville.
The Dragons move on to the second round with a record of 4-7 while WCHS packs up the equipment with a 8-3.
Friendship Christian fell on the road at University School of Jackson 42-14.
The Commanders close the season 6-5 overall while USJ moves on to play Nov. 11 at battle Ground Academy.