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PREP FOOTBALL -- Friday prep reports

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Tigers thump Westmoreland --
WATERTOWN -- Overcoming three fumbles, Watertown dominated time of possession and thumped Westmoreland 42-6 Friday at Robinson Stadium, locking up second place in Region 4, 2A.

With the victory, the Purple Tigers improved to 8-2 on the season and earned a first round home game in the TSSAA playoffs. WHS will host Chattanooga Tyner (7-3) Friday, Nov. 6.

Tailback Luke Turner pounded the ball 26 times for 129 yards rushing and caught two passes for 19 -- accounting for three touchdowns. QB Seth Price completed 10-of-14 pass attempts for 114 yards and threw for two scores.

Leading 12-0 at intermission, Watertown exploded for 23 points in the third quarter to put the game on ice.

FCS 48, Lancaster Christian 0
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian took control early and cruised to a 48-0 win over Lancaster Christian Friday at Pirtle Field, and locking up the Division II-A East-Middle district title.

Running their winning streak to six games, the Commanders (7-3) set the tone as Speedy Foutch returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown.

FCS went on to score 20 points in the first quarter and tacked on 21 more in the second period as Foutch went on to added two more TDs in the first quarter.

Spencer Burge paced FCS with 81 yards rushing on just six carries.

The Commanders will host Ezell-Harding (4-6) Friday, Nov. 6 in the opening round of the TSSAA playoffs.

Franklin 35, Lebanon 0
LEBANON -- Franklin rolled up 430 yards in total offense and 22 first downs in Friday's 35-0 win over Lebanon at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium.

Despite the loss Lebanon (3-7) will move on to the first round of the Class 6A playoffs Nov. 6 at Memphis White Station (7-3). The game will be played at Kirby High School, 4080 Kirby Parkway.

Tailback Matthew Burns scorched Lebanon for 112 yards on 10 carries, but it was the decision making of quarterback Kyle Evans that really hurt the Blue Devils.

Deftly faking on the read option, Evans ran 11 times for 85 yards and walked into the end zone untouched twice on short first half runs. He also completed 5-of-6 passes for 47 yards and a score.

Lebanon managed 265 yards in offense, paced by 64 yards rushing from junior QB Nick Sanders. He also completed 7-of-16 passes for 66 yards and was victimized by at least three drops.

McGavock 49, Mt. Juliet 21
MT. JULIET -- Down 28-21 at intermission, Mt. Juliet was held scoreless after intermission and dropped a 39-21 home loss to Region 3, 6A rival McGavock Friday in the regular season finale.

Despite the loss, Mt. Juliet (5-5) finished fourth in the region and will host 5-5 Collierville in the first round of the TSSAA playoffs Nov. 6.

McGavock quarterback Demontez Carlton ran 27 times for 175 yards to pace the Raiders. He also completed 6-of-13 passes for 112 yards and four touchdowns.

Overton 28, Wilson Central 7
NASHVILLE -- Steady Overton scored a touchdown in all four quarters on the way to a 28-7 win over Wilson Central Friday at Nick Coutras Stadium.

Wilson Central (4-6) closed out the regular season with three straight losses headed into a Nov. 6 first round playoff game at Cordova (8-2).

Wildcat wingback Jordan Hooper ran 27 times for 127 yards in the loss, while Tyler Bowes added 91 yards on 11 attempts. QB Blake Meadors went 7-of-15 for 32 yards and was picked off twice.

DCA 46, MJ Christian 14
DONELSON -- Mt. Juliet Christian Academy wrapped up the 2015 season with a 46-14 loss at Donelson Christian Friday at Ken Redmon Stadium.

DCA led 32-7 at intermission, improving to 7-3 on the season -- headed into the Division II-A playoffs next week.

The Saints, who got long scoring runs from Alex Pitman (75 yards) and Austin Collier (64) finished the season at 3-7.

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