Watertown, Central roll on
Week Three of the high school football season found Watertown and Wilson Central continue their winning ways with lopsided road wins Friday, Sept. 2, while Friendship Christian tasted victory for the first time in Seymour.
Watertown 54, Cascade 7
WARTRACE -- Watertown lit up the scoreboard and moved to 3-0 on the season with an impressive 54-7 win over Cascade Friday at "The Stable".
Leading 9-0 after the first quarter, the Purple Tigers exploded for 22 points in the second and took a commanding 31-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Quarterback Seth Price threw three touchdown passes, to to Vonte Bates for 10 and 18 yards and once to Ty Love for 17 yards.
Price finished 14-of-22 for 228 yards. All told, Bates caught six passes for 93 yards.
Love rumbled for 91 yards on 14 carries from the tailback position and added a one yard scoring run in the second period.
Defensive lineman Rusty Staats scooped up a Champion fumble and returned the ball 16 yards for a touchdown late in the third period.
The Tigers get back to work this week preparing for a Sept. 9 home game with Grundy County.
Wilson Central 38, Antioch 7
ANTIOCH -- Tyler Bowes scored three touchdowns Friday night to lift Wilson Central to a 38-7 win at region 3, 6A rival Antioch.
The Wildcats piled up 24 first downs and nearly 300 yard in total offense while improving to 3-0 on the season.
Bowes scored on runs of three, 34 and four yards on the way to 120 yards on 17 carries.
Wilson Central's rock-solid defense limited the Bears to just seven first downs 130 yards in offense.
QB Blake Meadors completed 12-of-25 passes for 112 yards -- including a seven yard scoring strike to tightend Noah Stafford.
Colton Dowell caught three passes for 20 yards and Devon High had five receptions for 28 yards.
Wilson Central is scheduled to host Siegel High Friday, Sept. 9.
Friendship 46, The King's Academy 18
SEYMOUR -- Reliable Spencer Burge ran for 151 yards and three touchdowns as Friendship Christianclaimed a 46-18 road win at The King's Academy Friday.
The victory was the first for the Commanders in three games this season.
FCS chewed up the yardage, rushing for 366 yards on 56 carries -- an average of over 6.5 yards per attempt.
Leading 22-12 at intermission, Coach John McNeal's team outscored their hosts 23-8 in the second half.
Burge scored touchdowns on runs of 19, 20 and four yards -- all in the first half.
Ernie Gallatin added 53 yards on nine carries while Justin Seagraves chipped in with 70 yards on four tries, including a three yard scoring jaunt early in the fourth quarter.
The FCS defense fourced five turnovers, four fumbles and an interception.
The Commanders are idle Sept. 9.
McGavock 29, Lebanon 0
Shifty tailback Tamicus Napier ran for 269 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns on long runs in the second quarter as McGavock blanked Lebanon 29-0 Friday at Tribble Field / Watkins Stadium.
With his team facing a third down and 34, Napier pinballed through the Blue Devil defense for a 40 yard TD jaunt with 2:20 lift in the first half as the Raiders led 7-0 at intermission.
Napier tallied again, this time from 62 yards out on McGavock's first snap of the third quarter.
All told, the Raiders cranked out 475 yard in total offense -- 375 on the ground.
Lebanon managed 202 yards in offense, 151 on the ground and 51 via the pass.
The game was sloppy at best, as the two teams combined to commit 23 penalties for 214 yards.
Tailback Tyrique Cooper paced Lebanon with 96 yards on 16 carries.
Quarterback Chandler Crite completed 4-of-10 passes for 51 yards and was picked off once. Crite also ran 12 times for 38 yards.
Sophomore Zion Logue caught two passes for 17 yards. Dylan Alsup caught one for 27 and Cooper had one catch for 7.
Now 0-2 on the season, Lebanon hits the road Sept. 9 for a non-region game at Summit High in Spring Hill.
Ravenwood 12, Mt. Juliet 7
Defending Class 6A state champion bulit a 12-0 lead and held off Mt. Juliet 12-7 Friday in the Region 6,3A opener for both programs.
The Raptors limited Mt. Juliet to 180 yards in offense and forced a pair of fumbles -- moving to 2-1 overall.
Ravenwood broke open a scoreless game at the 7:42 mark of the third periord when Joe Roebuck connected on a 16-yard field goal.
Roebuck padded the lead to 6-0 with a 42-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
Raptor tailback D'Angelo Rice ran in a 13-yard TD with 3:48 remaining.
QB Mason Earls finally got Mt. Juliet ont he scoreboard witha nine yard scoring run with 53 secons left in regulation.
Mt. Juliet's onside kick attempt failed to go the required 10 yards, allowing Ravenwood to run out the clock.
The Golden Bears (1-2) were led in rushing by Earls with 45 yards on 14 attempts.
Marcello Walton finished with 43 yards on 15 tries and Aidan raines added 22 yards on six tries.
Mt. Juliet is scheduled to play at Franklin County Friday, Sept. 9.
Knox Webb 48, MJ Christian 6
Knoxville Webb took control early with three first quarter scores on the way to a 48-6 win over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Friday at Suey Field.
The Saints suffered their first loss of the season, falling to 2-1 while the Spartains moved to 1-1.
The Saints picked up their lone score on a three yard run by quarterback Alex Pitman in the second quarter.
MJCA's Darius Hylick ran 19 times for 118 yards, Pitman accounted for 56 yards on nine tries and Logan Collier chipped in with 17 yards on five attempts.
The Saints will be back in action Friday, Sept. 9 at Houston County.