Perhaps musical chairs isn't the proper analogy, but Friendship Christian football coach John McNeal kept his players hopping in Monday's scrimmage with Nashville Maplewood at Pirtle Field.
Wilson County's dean of coaches rotated both skill players and linemen on the offensive side of the ball nearly every first team snap.
MJ Christian 20, Cornersville 17 (2 OT)
Watertown 41, Gordonsville 15
Mt. Juliet 25, Gallatin 6
Wilson Central 38, Beech 28
Davidson Acd. 37, Friendship 29
Clockwise, from upper right: Friendship Christian's Spencer Burge, Wilson Central's Noah Stafford, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy's Austin Collier, Lebanon High's Jaden Moore, Mt. Juliet High's Trey Pruitt and Watertown High's Seth Price.
Wilson Co. prep MVP
Luke Turner, The Wilson Post's 2015 Most Valuable Player and a Class 2A All-Stater for Watertown, has committed to Lebanon's Cumberland University.
Turner committed to Cumberland offensive coordinator Dewayne Alexander over the weekend and signed scholarship papers in a Wednesday morning ceremony at WHS.
All-state Class AA athlete
The Tennessee Sports Writers Association released its 2015 All-State football team for Class AA Tuesday and a Wilson County athlete earned a spot.
Watertown High senior Luke Turner was voted to the Class AA team as an athlete.
Turner & Price take top honors
Watertown High athletes brought home two of the top honors Monday, Dec. 7 at the District 4, 2A football awards banquet held at the East-West Building of the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.
Tigers playing for home field --
The 2015 regular season of high school football draws to a close tonight with four of Wilson County's six prep teams playing at home.
None of the games looms larger than a Region 4, 2A contest at Watertown's Robinson Stadium as the Purple Tigers host Westmoreland with a postseason home game hanging in the balance.
FCS clinches district crown
PORTLAND -- Friendship Christian used a pair of long touchdown runs by Speedy Foutch and went on to gut out a tough 21-20 win at Class 4A Portland Friday at Johnson Field.
The victory, coupled by Knox Webb's loss to Oak Ridge, clinched the Division II-A East-Middle district championship for the Commanders and with it a first round home game in the TSSAA playoffs.
Wilson Central 30, Lebanon 7
GLADEVILLE -- Brushing aside two turnovers and 120 yards in penalties, Wilson Central pinned a 30-3 loss on Lebanon Friday at Wildcat Stadium.
The Wildcats utilized a stiff defense to hold LHS to just 148 yards while the powerful Central ground game averaged eight yards per carry.
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.
Lebanon 28, Warren County 13
LEBANON -- Churning out 352 yards in total offense, Lebanon snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 28-13 win over Warren County Friday, Aug. 28 at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium.
Down 13-7 at intermission, the Blue Devils dominated the second half -- outscoring their guests 21-0.
MJCA, FCS & Watertown win --
It was a night of big plays and big delays as Week One of prep football cranked up Friday, Aug. 21 for five Wilson County high school teams.
Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Watertown and Friendship Christian all came away victorious while Mt. Juliet and Wilson Central took it on the chin.
Lebanon was idle and will open the 2015 season at home Friday, Aug. 28 vs. Warren County.
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