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FRA's Sam Harvin

FRA’s Sam Harvin

Franklin Road Academy running back Sam Harvin (3) powers past a Lipscomb defender during their game.

Franklin Road Academy running back Sam Harvin (3) powers past a Lipscomb defender during their game.

Centennial running back Mondu Sawyers (8) runs as Brentwood's Spencer Schwartz (8) tries to tackle him during a game at Brentwood on Friday.

Centennial running back Mondu Sawyers (8) runs as Brentwood’s Spencer Schwartz (8) tries to tackle him during a game at Brentwood on Friday.

Franklin Road Academy quarterback Spence Jones (14) dives over Lipscomb cornerback John Thomas Paul (23) and linebacker Griffin Smiley (43) for a touchdown in the fourth quarter

Franklin Road Academy quarterback Spence Jones (14) dives over Lipscomb cornerback John Thomas Paul (23) and linebacker Griffin Smiley (43) for a touchdown in the fourth quarter


Jeremiah Oatsvall, QB, Brentwood Academy: 236 yards passing, TD, 178 yards rushing, 4 TDs in 48-14 win over MBA. Read more

Ty Chandler, RB, MBA: 178 yards rushing, TD in 48-14 loss to Brentwood Academy. Read more

Prince Momodu, RB, Brentwood Academy: 192 yards rushing, 98-yard TD run in 48-14 win over MBA. Read more

Will Leone, WR, Brentwood: 5 catches, 145 yards in 24-10 loss to Centennial. Read more

Spence Jones, QB, FRA: 5-for-8, 103 yards passing, TD, 80 yards rushing, TD in 34-14 win over Lipscomb Academy. Read more

Jack Towe, RB, Hendersonville: 66 yards rushing, 2 TDs, 66-yard kickoff return for TD in 42-14 win over Gallatin. Read more

Andrew Bunch, QB, Independence: 21-of-32, 252 yards, 3 TDs in 46-15 win over Shelbyville.

Tylin Oden, QB, Spring Hill: 164 yards passing, 2 TDs, 86 yards rushing in 43-27 loss to Father Ryan.

Antwuan Branch, RB, Kenwood: 207 yards rushing in 36-6 loss to Springfield. Read more

Rodrick Napper, RB, Beech, 176 yards rushing, 2 TDs in 41-14 win over Station Camp. Read more

Lannom Craddock, RB, Franklin: 250 yards rushing, TD in 35-3 win over Wilson Central. Read more

Tennessee High school football scores Week 8

Taylor Thompson, WR, Columbia Academy: 3 carries, 97 yards, 3 TDs, 59 yards receiving in 45-7 win over Richland.

Connor Thomas, RB, Clarksville Academy: 35 carries, 146 yards, 2 TDs in 21-6 win over Hollow Rock-Bruceton.

Chris Rowland, RB, Ravenwood: 40-yard rushing TD, two punt returns for TDs (62, 65) in 52-7 win over Lebanon.

Spencer Burge, RB, Friendship Christian: 125 yards rushing, 3 TDs in 25-20 win over Northwest.

Corey Simmons, RB, Stratford: 62-yard TD run, 56-yard TD reception in 33-14 win over Goodpasture.

Jacob Waffird, RB, Greenbrier: 194 yards rushing, 4 TDs in 35-28 win over Whites Creek. Read more

Thomas Woodard, RB, Whites Creek: 2 receptions, 122 yards, 84-yard TD, 41 yards rushing, TD in 35-28 loss to Greenbrier. Read more

Darius Morehead, RB, Ensworth: 267 rushing yards, 3 TDs in 42-35 loss to McCallie.

Kyle Gilbert, QB, Davidson Academy: 216 yards passing, 2 TDs, 37-yard FG, 3 extra points in 24-0 win over Jackson Christian.

Tyler Green, RB, Middle Tennessee Christian: 251 yards rushing, 2 TDs in 33-20 win over Cannon County. Read more


Punting woes: Being forced to punt is never a good thing. When you’re forced to punt against Beech, it can turn tragic.

The Buccaneers, who blocked three punts in a win over Springfield on Sept. 26, blocked another on Friday in a 41-14 win over Station Camp. This one – by Michael Iacob – was returned by his brother Alex 25 yards for a touchdown.

It was Alex Iacob’s second TD of the season on a blocked punt. He also returned one for a score in the win over Springfield. Beech blocked an extra point in that contest as well. Read more

Making it count: White House-Heritage quarterback Austin Gunter completed just six passes (all in the first half) of a 37-0 win over Westmoreland. He averaged 20 yards per completion, including touchdown strikes of 37, 27 and 27. Read more

Not on the ground: Centennial held rival Brentwood to just 13 yards on 17 carries in a 24-10 victory. Jo Byrns held Clay County to just 11 yards on 17 carries in a 38-0 victory. Monterey limited Gordonsville to 25 yards on 26 carries in a 28-7 triumph. Read more

Welcome back: Independence standout QB Andrew Bunch made his return to the lineup in a big way, passing for 252 yards and three scores in a 46-15 win over Shelbyville. Bunch left the Eagles’ Week 2 win with an elbow injury.

Three-headed monster: Springfield’s trio of Isiah Bigbee, Alan Gardner and Dewayne Buckner got it done on the ground in a 36-6 win over Kenwood. Buckner had 12 carries for 116 yards while also passing for 80 yards and a TD. Bigbee rushed for 119 yards and two TDs while Gardner tallied 102 yards and two scores. Read more

City vs. City: The city of Hendersonville got the better of Gallatin twice on Friday night, as Hendersonville High defeated Gallatin (Read more) and Beech knocked off Station Camp (Read more). That gave the city of Hendersonville a combined 83-28 victory in the two games.


“Our message this week was throw the first punch, be the team that comes out, that’s the aggressor … be the one that gets that first stop on defense or scores on that first possession on offense and set the tone.” Creek Wood coach Justin Palmer after a 60-21 win at Loretto.Read more

“In the past games, I think I’ve rushed it a little too much and haven’t really let the line do what they do. Tonight, I was a little more patient. A lot of it was just clicking with the line. I think me being a little more patient and letting them do their thing.”  Lannom Craddock, who rushed for 250 yards and a TD in a 35-3 win at Wilson Central. Read more

“We were driving and, shoot, I made a bad call. I shouldn’t have called that play, and it turned the momentum around.” – Marty Euverard, MBA coach, whose squad fell to Brentwood Academy 48-14. An interception in the second quarter helped change momentum. Read more

“The line blocked great tonight, especially with the ground being so wet. It feels really good to do this, but it will feel better if I can do it against Riverdale.”  Oakland RB Lazarius Patterson, who rushed for 89 yards and four total TDs in a 49-6 win over Haywood.Read more

“We try to play for our community the most. It’s one of the best biggest rivalries. They beat us a lot in the past. We’re definitely trying to play our hardest.”  Hendersonville DB Luke Carver, whose Commandos downed rival Gallatin 42-14. Read more

“We’ve always been the underdogs, so we have no problem being behind. We have earned (our undefeated record) and we are playing for a cause greater than ourselves.”  FRA quarterback Spence Jones, whose squad upended Lipscomb Academy 34-14.Read more

“It was three turnovers, bang, bang, bang. The only thing you can do is try to put that out of your mind, get back in the huddle and get to work.” Greenbrier coach Kirk Williams, whose squad overcame turnovers to defeat Whites Creek 35-28.Read more

“Really, it doesn’t help us. I’m sure it wasn’t on purpose and something inadvertent. I’ve had it happen to me. I feel for those guys up there. I know they’ve worked hard and nobody wants to see that. In my mind we lost that game by one point.”  Station Camp coach Shaun Hollinsworth, whose squad earned a forfeit win over Clarksville (who used an ineligible player in a 21-20 win over the Bison earlier in the season). Read more

“Right now every win we can get is a big win, but this one was extra special because this is a team we could end up seeing in the playoffs in a few weeks. Coming into this game our coaches told us that we should be used to running in the rain by now because that’s all we’ve seen for the past three weeks.”  Springfield running back Isiah Bigbee, whose squad downed Kenwood 36-6.Read more

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