615 Preps Week 5 Area Rankings: Father Ryan makes a statement

615 Preps Week 5 Area Rankings: Father Ryan makes a statement

Week 4 had plenty of surprises but arguably no team had quite as good of a week as Father Ryan.

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. Brentwood (4-0, last week’s ranking: 1): The Bruins were tested at home by Henry County but found a way to secure the 17-14 win. Gavyn Nelson carried load offensively rushing for 119 yards including a huge 79-yard touchdown run in the second half. Up next: vs. Summit (1-3)

2. Father Ryan (3-0, last week’s ranking: 5): It was the JoJo Crump and Charlie Becker show Friday night as the Fighting Irish crushed visiting Brentwood Academy 56-21. Crump accounted for 422 total yards of offense and seven touchdowns while Becker hauled in three touchdown receptions. Up next: vs. vs. MBA (0-4) 

3. Ensworth (4-0, last week’s ranking: 2): Against his old team, Jaren Sensabaugh hauled in three receptions for 111 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers cruised to a 38-14 win over Knox Catholic. Up next: at Lipscomb Academy (1-3)

4. Oakland (3-1, last week’s ranking: 4): Antioch’s defense had no answer for Ashton Jones as he rushed for 146 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots’ 49-0 win. Patrick Freeman was efficient through the air going 12-of-16 for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Up next: vs. Blackman (1-3)

5. Mt. Juliet (4-0, last week’s ranking: Not Ranked): In a blowout 53-13 win over Warren County, Jon’Mikael Crudup was the standout for the Golden Bears finishing the night with three rushing touchdowns all in the first half. Up next: vs. Cookeville (2-2)

Dropped out: Lipscomb Academy. Who just missed out: Clarksville (4-0), Green Hill (4-0), Lipscomb Academy (1-3)

Medium Class

1. Pearl-Cohn (4-0, last week’s ranking: 1): The Firebirds christened their new turf in a big way as they crushed PURE Academy 41-14. Up next: at Montgomery Central (0-4)

2. FRA (4-0, last week’s ranking: 3): Ty Clark continued to prove why he’s one of the best running backs in the state rushing for 167 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers 69-7 win over Goodpasture. Up next: at Northwest (0-4)

3. CPA (3-1, last week’s ranking: 2): MBA’s defense gave the Lions some issues early on but thanks to 162 total receiving yards and two touchdowns between Ondre Evans and Jackson Matthews, the Lions picked up the 22-7 win. Up next: at BGA (2-2)

4. Centennial (4-0, last week’s ranking: 4): In a battle between two unbeaten teams, the Cougars had no issues this week as they cruised to a 35-0 win over James Lawson. Up next: vs. Springfield (2-2)

5. Davidson Academy (4-0, last week’s ranking: 5): Knox Roberts had no issues dissecting BGA’s defense going 25-of-37 for 384 yards and four touchdowns in a dominant 43-26 win for the Bears. Up next: vs. St. George’s (1-3)

Dropped out: None. Who just missed out: Hendersonville (3-1), James Lawson (3-1), Macon County (3-1)

Small Class

1. East Nashville (4-0, last week’s ranking: 1): The Road Warrior Eagles continued their dominant early season run posting their second shutout in a row with a 57-0 win over Maplewood. Up next: at Liberty Creek (1-3)

2. Friendship Christian (4-0, last week’s ranking: 3): It was another four-touchdown night for Tyson Wolcott who also finished with 151 yards as the Commanders picked up a 42-27 win over Grace Christian. Up next: vs. RePublic (0-4)

3. East Robertson (4-0, last week’s ranking: 2): The Indians found themselves in a battle early on against Sycamore but ended up cruising to a 49-20 win thanks to 241 yards and four touchdowns from Isaiah Groves. Up next: vs. Jo Byrns (1-3)

4. MTCS (4-0, last week’s ranking: 5): Eli Wilson rushed for 165 of the Cougars 331 rushing yards and scored four touchdowns in their 42-7 win over Clarksville Academy. Up next: vs. Webb-Bell Buckle (0-4)

5. Smith County (3-1, last week’s ranking: 4): The Owls took Macon County to overtime tied at three and came up just a few yards short of the win losing 6-3. Up next: vs. Trousdale County (2-2)

Dropped out: None. Who just missed out:  DCA (3-1), Westmoreland (2-1), White House (4-0)


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