615 Preps Week 6 Area Rankings: Several top schools set to square off

615 Preps Week 6 Area Rankings: Several top schools set to square off

Week 5 saw a couple of upsets but this week’s matchups feature several top-tier matchups between programs ranked in the top 5.

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 (5-0, last week’s ranking: 1): Baylor Hayes only missed on three passes while Gavyn Nelson accounted for 170 yards and a touchdown as the Bruins shutout Summit 20-0. Up next: at Overton (1-4)

2. Oakland (4-1, last week’s ranking: 4): Ashton Jones and Daune Morris each scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in the Patriots’ 42-7 win over Blackman. Patrick Freeman was also efficient through the air for the Patriots going 11-of-14 for 159 yards. Up next: at Rockvale (2-3)

3. Lipscomb Academy (2-3, last week’s ranking: Not ranked): Tav Shaffer picked up his first win as the Mustangs’ starting quarterback passing for 138 yards and two touchdowns in their 24-10 victory over Ensworth. Micah Burton helped make Shaffer’s job easier rushing for 110 yards and another touchdown. Up next: open date

4. Mt. Juliet (5-0, last week’s ranking: No. 5): Harrison Edwards did whatever he wanted in the Golden Bears’ 38-14 win over Cookeville rushing for 149 yards and four touchdowns. Jon’Mikael Crudup added 130 more rushing yards on 18 carries. Up next: at Wilson Central (3-2)

5. Ensworth (4-1, last week’s ranking: 3): The Tigers hit a field goal late in the first half to send their game against Lipscomb Academy to the half tied at 10 but they couldn’t get much going in the second half. Up next: vs. MUS (4-1)

Dropped out: Father Ryan. Who just missed out: Clarksville (5-0), Father Ryan (4-1), Green Hill (5-0)

Medium Class

1. Pearl-Cohn (5-0, last week’s ranking: 1): The Firebirds kept things rolling with a dominant 61-0 win over Montgomery Central. Zeion Simpson and Damien Hunter combined to rush for 185 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Up next: at Station Camp (1-4)

2. FRA (5-0, last week’s ranking: 2): Northwest posed no threat to FRA as the Panthers cruised to a 55-7 win. Ty Clark III ran for 89 yards and three touchdowns while Logan Kinnard connected with Boyd Brown for two more touchdowns. Up next: vs. East Nashville (5-0)

3. CPA (4-1, last week’s ranking: 3): The Lions got up big early and never let up as they cruised to a 41-7 win over BGA. Ondre Evans hauled in a pair of touchdown receptions while Braden Streeter finished the evening with five passing touchdowns. Up next: vs. Goodpasture (2-3)

4. Centennial (5-0, last week’s ranking: 4): The Cougars were in cruise control for much of the night on Friday, shutting out Springfield 35-0. Up next: vs. Nolensville (5-0)

5. Davidson Academy (5-0, last week’s ranking: 5): It was an easy night for the Bears who up put 43 points in the first half and cruised to a 50-7 win over St. George’s. Knox Roberts threw for a pair of touchdown passes and Caden Stroud added three more on the ground. Up next: vs. Pope Prep (2-3)

Dropped out: None. Who just missed out: Hendersonville (4-1), Macon County (4-1), Nolensville (5-0)

Small Class

1. East Nashville (5-0, last week’s ranking: 1): The Eagles had their biggest challenge of the season leading Liberty Creek by one early in the fourth quarter before pulling away for 27-13 win. Up next: at FRA (5-0)

2. Friendship Christian (5-0, last week’s ranking: 2): Tyson Wolcott’s Mr. Football campaign added another chapter Friday night with Wolcott rushing for 351 yards and seven touchdowns in a 56-8 win over RePublic. Wolcott also recorded 10 tackles on defense, including four for a loss. Up next: at MTCS (5-0)

3. East Robertson (5-0, last week’s ranking: 3): There were no slow starts this week for the Indians as they cruised to a 49-12 win and can now prepare for this week’s huge region matchup against Smith County. Up next: vs. vs. Smith County (4-1)

4. MTCS (5-0, last week’s ranking: 4): Eli Wilson needed just eight carries to rush for 228 yards and three touchdowns as MTC beat Webb-Bell Buckle. Wilson also had a 72-yard kickoff return in the win. Up next: vs. Friendship Christian (5-0)

5. Smith County (4-1, last week’s ranking: 5): Things looked dicey early on for the Owls but they turned it around in the second half en route to a 27-7 win over Trousdale County. Up next: at East Robertson (5-0)

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


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