Here’s a half-dozen thoughts I had on some notable items from Week 4’s action:
Mt. Juliet makes a statement: And that statement is, “look out.” The Golden Bears dominated Gallatin in a 31-10 on Friday, and although it’s not a region game, it’s still a sizable win on the road over a quality opponent. They are the favorite in Region 4-6A as of right now and their defense is a big reason why. Something will have to go very wrong for Mt. Juliet to not win this region.
Having good Knights: Pope John Paul II is off to its best start in school history, going 4-0 for the first time ever following a 31-17 win at home in the Bishop’s Cup rivalry renewal against Father Ryan. Although the Fighting Irish held Wisconsin commit Antwan Roberts to 59 yards rushing, Sawyer Watts found Collin Cook for three touchdowns, including a 65-yarder, to ignite the JPII offense. Another critical region game comes at home next week as Christian Brothers visits. If they can flip the result from last year as well (a 42-21 loss), then things will be looking good for Justin Geisinger’s bunch.
Do not adjust your set: That Rossview-Northeast score is correct. The Eagles had a pair of
two-run homers safeties, but that’s all they could muster in a 7-4 loss to Rossview. In a year full of oddities, it’s another one to add to the list.
Momentum builder: Entering next week’s Battle of the Woods, Brentwood might have the momentum following Friday’s 55-17 thrashing of 5A power Henry County. Cade Granzow accounted for seven touchdowns (six passing, one rushing) and the Bruins had good nights from Walker Merrill and Aaron Walton on the receiving end of those passes. Brentwood scored 27 points in a span of 6:40 in the third quarter to blow the game open. Ravenwood had to tussle with Pulaski Academy on Friday and again fell to the Arkansas power, but this score (37-29) wasn’t as absurd as last year’s (61-47 final). The Raptors had their chance to tie late, but were held up at the goal line twice before losing a fumble with 2:33 left.
More goose eggs: Davidson Academy’s defense continues to keep their own end zone clean, as the Bears put up another shutout on Friday with a 36-0 victory at Columbia Academy. They’ve now outscored their three opponents 121-0 and are back home to host Franklin Road Academy next week.
Finally in the win column: Several teams earned their first wins on the field on Friday, including Centennial, West Creek, Clarksville, Eagleville, Lipscomb Academy, MBA, Nashville Christian, Greenbrier, Rossview and FRA, who needed double overtime to claim their season opener at White House.