LEBANON -- Glencliff scored a pair of touchdowns in the first three minutes of the game and went on to defeat Lebanon 28-7 Friday night at Nokes-Lasater Field.
The game marked the second straight lackluster performance by the Blue Devils, coming on the heels of a 41-0 home loss to Gallatin seven days earlier.
"We can talk about all the should-a, could-a, would-a's, but bottom line, after our first two ballgames this year we've gone backwards instead of forwards," said first year head coach Troy Crane. "We've got to get back to work and figure out how to fix it. These guys have got to dig deep and decide if they want to fix it.
Fullback / linebacker Montez Brown was a one-man wrecking crew for the Colts, rushing for 123 yards on 17 carries and scoring the first two TDs of the game. He was created havoc for the LHS offense, recording double-digit tackles from his middle linebacker spot.
The Colts (3-1) piled up 309 yards in total offense while Lebanon generated just 114 yards. Juicy Apple had 45 yards in 10 first half carries for LHS while soph Bryce Suber completed 11-of-22 passing attempts for 62 yards in his first start.
Lebanon (1-3) will visit Wilson Central Sept. 16.
SHELBYVILLE 42, WILSON CENTRAL 28
SHELBYVILLE -- Wilson Central dropped to 0-4 as Shelbyville racked up over 400 yards in offense in a 48-28 win over the Wildcats Friday night at Eagle Stadium.
Shelbyville struck first after Kenny Parsons recovered an onside kick on the opening kickoff. Ten plays later QB Luke Faulk scored on a 1-yard run.
The Wildcats (0-4) responded with a nine-play drive to even the score at the 3:21 mark of the first quarter on a three yard run by Brandon Mallory.
Shelbyville took advantage of a Tunde Onakoya fumble recovery on a punt and put the ball in the end zone off a 2-yard run by Marquis Morton.
Wilson Central quarterback Jordan Roundtree followed with a 13-yard TD run and the point after tied the game at 14-all with just over three minutes left in the half.
The Eagles closed out the first half with 10 unanswered points, including a 1-yard run by Morton followed by a 36-yard field goal by Thompson as Shelbyville posted a 24-14 advantage at intermission.
Wilson Central finished with 374 yards of offense, including 239 on the ground. The Wildcats will host Lebanon Sept. 16 in a 7 p.m. game.
MT. JULIET 35, LaVERGNE 19
MT. JULIET -- The Golden Bears remained undefeated at 4-0 with a 35-19 homecoming victory over LaVergne High Friday night. Mt. Juliet rushed for 196 yards on 30 attempts while QB Caleb Chowbay completed 4-of-9 passes for 99 yards and was picked off once. Fullback Contrez McCathern led the Bears with 133 yards rushing on 13 carries and a pair of TDs.
Mt. Juliet will play at Beech High Sept. 15 in the MyTv30 Thursday Night Lights series.
FRIENDSHIP CHRISTAIN 55, CLAY CO. 6
CELINA -- Senior Tallon Mehlhoff accounted for three touchdowns in the second quarter Friday night to help lift Friendship Christian to a 55-6 win at Region 4A rival Clay County High.
With his team ahead 21-0, Mehlhoff scored on a 21 yard run from scrimmage on the first play of the second quarter. Later he threw a 45 yard TD pass to Dalton Patterson, followed by a 26 yard return of an interception.
The Commanders evened their record at 2-2 on the season headed into a Friday, Sept. 16 game at Jackson County High School.
CLARKSVILLE ACD. 63, MJ CHRISTAIN 17
MT. JULIET Clarksville Academy had an easy time with Mt. Juliet Christian, winning the non-district game 63-17. The Cougars led 28-0 after the first quarter and never looked back -- improving to 3-1 on the season.
MJCA quarterback Rikesh Vanmali completed 10-of-27 passing attempts for 120 yards. His favorite receiver was Jackson Harrell with five catches for 72 yards.
The Saints will take a record of 0-4 into a Sept. 16 home game against Riverside Christian at Suey Field.