BY CORY WOODROOF
The undefeated Christ Presbyterian Lions are working to bring a state title back to Brentwood, in large part due to the arm of starting quarterback Ryan Eledge and the receiving option of Noah Henderson.
The three-star senior signal caller fields offers from schools like Valparaiso, Birmingham Southern and Morehead State (per 24/7 Sports), and no doubt earned additional onlookers for his Friday performance against Hillsboro.
He threw for 206 yards and four touchdowns on Hillsboro to help power the undefeated CPA to a 43-18 victory.
Henderson caught two of those touchdowns and had 82 yards in total.
He’s another three-star talent with offers from Arkansas State, Air Force, Army, Austin Peay and Brown (per 24/7 Sports).
Eledge and Henderson help give CPA a multi-faceted offense. Kane Patterson, Sam West and Andrew Madden is as scary a trio of running backs as any in the state, but the Lions’ offense is the way it is because Eledge is prone to throw a bomb to Henderson at any given moment.
The two have been together since middle school, which means they’ve had plenty of time to sharpen their craft and develop a dangerous chemistry on the field.
CPA might wind up running the table if this offense keeps putting up these numbers week-to-week, with Eledge and Henderson vital cogs in the point machine of the Lions’ Den.
That’s why those two are the Home Page Players of the Week.
Grace Christian Academy is winless so far in 2018, but that didn’t stop their best offensive showing so far this year. Quarterback Blake Barton threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns in the loss, and wideout Cole Scott had 271 yards and two touchdowns in the air on 11 catches.
Brentwood Academy running back Tomario Pleasant had 131 total yards of offense and three touchdowns in the Eagles’ win over Knox Catholic. Tahir Annoor had 123 yards in the return game.
Brentwood QB Cade Granzow had another impressive outing, throwing for 304 yards and two touchdowns against the opportunistic Nolensville secondary. Versatile receiving threat Carter McKechnie had four receptions and 115 yards and a score to help power the Bruins to their fifth win of 2018.
For Page, QB Cade Walker made a grand return after injury with 181 yards in the air and three touchdowns. WR Michael Burdick had 90 yards receiving and two touchdowns, including a cross-field kickoff return for one of those scores.
Franklin QB Josh Nichols threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels’ Homecoming win over Hendersonville.
Running back Brogan Wilson had two touchdowns for FRA in their win over Nashville Christian.
Centennial kicker Johnny Crouch hit the game-winning field goal in the Cougars’ victory over Riverdale.