Week 2 might not have had as many of the highly anticipated matchups as Week 1, but several of them delivered just the same.
Oakland finished the weekend today with a 31-13 victory in their nationally-televised game at Madison Ridgeland (Miss.).
Let’s dive into some things to take away from the second week of the regular season:
Running wild again: Lipscomb Academy followed up its 76-point effort in Week 1 by piling up 62 against Independence in Week 2. Alex Broome did most of the heavy lifting, scoring six total touchdowns and collecting 276 total yards (211 rushing, 65 receiving). If you’re keeping score after two weeks, it’s Lipscomb Academy 138, opponents 14. Goodpasture’s up next for the Mustangs.
CPA turns Brentwood Academy away: The first-ever meeting between CPA and Brentwood Academy lived up to its billing. The Lions forced a fumble at their goal line in the final seconds to secure a 21-17 victory to improve to 2-0 heading into region play next week.
Which Kriesky brother’s defense will allow a point first?: Both Riverdale and Centennial, coached by Will and Matt Kriesky, respectively, have shut out their first two opponents this season. Riverdale has blanked Franklin and Rossview, while Centennial kept Overton and Lincoln County off the scoreboard.
What Brown will do for you: With apologies to UPS, Pearl-Cohn’s Barion Brown can do plenty and he proved that as the Firebirds knocked off MBA 26-21 on Friday. He ran for 217 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries and caught a touchdown pass in the win, moving Pearl-Cohn to 2-0 entering region play.
Turnaround in progress: Station Camp is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2018 and the Bison picked up their first region win since becoming a Class 6A program in 2016 on Friday, rolling past Hillsboro 33-13. Entering the season, the Bison had won just one of its previous 25 games, and that win came in an 11th game against Hunters Lane last season. It also means the Bison have a three-game winning streak entering region play, and they travel to White County next week to try and add another region win.
Another first: Green Hill collected its first road victory in school history on Friday, winning 35-16 at Kenwood behind a big night from Brax Lamberth, who ran for 259 yards and three scores on 30 carries for the Hawks. Green Hill went 0-3 on the road last season, scoring just seven points while allowing 107 in its inaugural campaign. The Hawks, playoff-eligible this season, visit Wilson Central for their region opener next week.