615 Preps Week 2 rankings: CPA, Pearl-Cohn pick up statement wins ahead of Week 2 matchup

615 Preps Week 2 rankings: CPA, Pearl-Cohn pick up statement wins ahead of Week 2 matchup

An exciting Week 1 has now come and gone. The Nashville area had its fair share of exciting games and some schools have already separated themselves as teams to keep an eye on as the year goes on.

The 615 Preps staff has put together a list of the top five large, medium and small class teams in our coverage area following last week’s action.

Large Class teams include 6A and Division II-AAA. Medium Class teams include 5A, 4A and Division II-AA. Small Class teams include 3A, 2A, 1A and Division II-A, and each grouping has roughly 30 teams in it.

Large Class

1. Lipscomb Academy (0-1): The Mustangs played the hardest opener of any team in the state as they hosted IMG Academy, the No. 5 team in the country according to MaxPreps. IMG left Nashville with a 35-10 win but the Mustangs defense showed plenty of promising signs. Lipscomb Academy quarterback Deuce Knight was harassed most of the night but showed Mustang fans some promising things to build off of for the future. Up next: at Saraland (Ala.)

2. Brentwood Academy (0-1): George MacIntyre and the Eagles looked well on their way to a week one with over CPA as they led by 13 at the half. However, CPA’s defense held the Eagles scoreless in the second half and came up with a pair of turnovers to beat Brentwood Academy 17-16. Up next: at Brentwood (1-0)

3. Oakland (1-0): The Patriots’ defense gave up 14 points late but limited Independence to a mere 150 total yards of offense in a 34-14 win over the Eagles. Offensively, Oakland’s attack was paced by 287 rushing yards and four touchdowns between Daune Morris and Ashton Jones. Up next: at Center Grove (Ind.)

4. Brentwood (1-0): Baylor Hayes impressed in his debut with the Bruins passing for 128 yards and two touchdowns in their 38-14 win over Blackman. The Blaze also had no answer for Bruins back Trey Dorris who ran for a pair of touchdowns and 140 yards in the win. Up next: vs. Brentwood Academy (0-1)

5. Ensworth (1-0): A punt return less than three minutes into the game gave Union City a six-point lead over Ensworth. That lead wouldn’t last though as the Tigers rattled 40 consecutive points to secure the 40-6 win over the Golden Tornadoes. Demarii Thompson paced Ensworth’s attack with 93 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. Up next: vs. MBA (0-1)

Who just missed out: Riverdale (1-0), Father Ryan (1-0)

Medium Class

1. CPA (1-0): It was a pair of sophomores who scored the critical touchdowns in the second half for the Lions. Owen Cabell had the first on a touchdown reception late in the third quarter and Rawls Patterson put CPA ahead with a short run with just under four minutes remaining. Senior cornerback Jackson Matthews secured the win on Brentwood Academy’s next drive by picking off George MacIntyre. Up next: vs. Pearl-Cohn (1-0)

2. Pearl-Cohn (1-0): On a team full of stars, it was Donovan Higgins who led the Firebirds past MBA 21-14 on Friday night. Higgins caught two passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns while JaQuis Williams returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown to secure the seven-point win. Up next: at CPA (1-0)

3. FRA (1-0): Kenwood didn’t pose much of a threat to the Panthers who cruised to a 49-7 win. Senior running back standout Ty Clark III finished the night with 131 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries. Up next: at Franklin (0-1)

4. Centennial (1-0): Jamaal Stewart’s Centennial debut was a major success as the Cougars crushed Franklin 34-14 in the Battle of Franklin. Dominic Reed only had seven carries and 100 yards but scored on four of those touches. Up next: at Summit (0-1)

5. Davidson Academy (1-0): Davidson Academy’s defense limited elite 2026 quarterback Jared Curtis to 172 yards and a touchdown in its 27-20 win over Nashville Christian. Caden Stroud carried the Bears offense with 111 yards and a touchdown while Knox Roberts threw for 156 yards and another touchdown. Up next: at Lincoln County (1-0)

Who just missed out: Hendersonville (1-0), Beech (1-0)

Small Class

1. East Nashville (1-0): Damien Harris’ coaching debut was an overwhelming success as the Eagles crushed Pope Prep 45-6. Sophomore running back Keith Johnson announced his presence scoring four times in the blowout victory. Up next: at Kenwood

2. East Robertson (1-0): Liberty Creek had no answer for Isaiah Groves Friday night. The Indians junior back piled up 210 yards rushing and scored three total touchdowns in their 42-20 win. Up next: vs. Houston County

3. Nashville Christian (0-1): The Eagles trailed Davidson Academy by 10 at the half and limited the Bears to three second-half points but couldn’t put together the drives they needed to complete the comeback. Up next: vs. Prince Avenue Christian (Ga.)

4. Smith County (1-0): The Owls got all they could handle from Gordonsville Thursday night as they held on for the 25-19 win. Gordonsville had one final drive to take the lead or tie the game but that drive came up short preserving the Smith County win. Up next: at DeKalb County

5. Friendship Christian (1-0): Dominant would be the best way to describe the Commanders’ 46-0 win over Clarksville Academy. The Cougars ran 41 plays and finished with -32 yards of offense. The Commanders used a punishing ground game racking up 320 rushing yards. Tyson Wolcott led that charge with 183 yards and three touchdowns. Up next: at DCA (1-0)

Who just missed out: DCA (1-0), MTCS (1-0)


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