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.
Wilson Central overcame an early fumble deep in their own territory by forcing a Lebanon punt, then took a 7-0 lead with :11 second left in the first quarter when Tyler Bowes scored on a five-yard run. Central's drive covered nine plays and 51 yards -- despite being whistled for 35 yards in penalties.
Bowes finished the game with 148 yards on just 11 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns. His second TD came late in the third period on a sweep of left when he avoided a Blue Devil defender with a nifty spin move, then cruised 83 yards to paydirt.
"When something goes bad early, it's taken us a while to get adjusted and back in it," said Wilson Central coach Brad Dedman. "But tonight we were able to get things going after that fumble. I'm very proud of the way out guys came out."
Tyrique Cooper led Lebanon with 73 yards on five carries. With 1:21 left in the game, the sophomore broke a 67 yard run off right end for Lebanon's only score.
Wilson Central snapped a two-game losing streak with the win, improving to 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in Region 3, 6A. The Wildcats will host Franklin Friday, Oct. 9.
LHS fell to 2-4, 0-3 in the region headed into Friday's home game vs. Ravenwood High.
Friendship 49, MJ Christian 7
MT. JULIET -- Friendship Christian took control early and cruised to a 49-7 win over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Friday at Suey Field.
The Saints fumbled five times, losing four - with all four setting up FCS touchdowns.
The Commanders improved to 3-4 overall, 2-1 in the East-Middle District of Division II-A. MJCA slipped to 2-5 overall, 1-2 in the district.
FCS sophomore Speedy Foutch scored three times on only five rushing attempts, with TD runs of 45, 39 and 45 yards. He finished with 79 yards to lead all rushers.
Spencer Burge added 72 yards on five attempts and scored on a seven yard run.
Austin Collier ran 14 times for 49 yards while QB Alex Pitman completed 4-of-15 pass attempts for 36 yards.
Friendship will travel to Montgomery County Friday, Oct. 9 to take on Clarksville Northwest while the Saints will deal with an open date.
Mt. Juliet 24, Overton 21
MT. JULIET -- Down 14-0 late in the second quarter, Mt. Juliet rallied for a thrilling 24-21 home win over Nashville Overton Friday, winning for the fourth straight week after opening the season 0-3.
Mt. Juliet got a five-yard TD pass from Joey Hayes to Trey Pruitt, swinging momentum toward the home team and cutting Overton's lead to 14-7 at intermission.
Gabe Magalei's three-yard run with 3:26 left in the fourth quarter gave the Bears their first lead of the game.
Hayes completed 16-of-25 passes for 190 yards while Jahuar Jackson galloped for 110 yards on 28 tries and scored a touchdown. Magalei finished with 50 yards on nine attempts.
Junior Jacob Bailey drilled a 28 yard field goal, missed on a 49-yard effort and was a perfect 3-for-3 on PATs.
Mt. Juliet is scheduled to host Antioch High Friday, Oct. 9.
Forrest 30, Watertown 20
WATERTOWN -- Forrest claimed the top spot in Region 4, 2A following Friday's 30-20 win over Watertown at Robinson Stadium.
The Rockets ran for nearly 300 yards against the Purple Tigers and rallied from a 14-10 halftime hole to come away with the victory.
Luke Turner ran 21 times for 97 yards to pace the Purple Tigers while Seth Price completed 10-of-20 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. He was picked off once.
Sklyor Scales caught three passes for 59 yards and a score. He also returned the second half kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown.
Now 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the region, the Purple Tigers will be idle this week before playing at East Robertson Oct. 16.