BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY KINDELL BUCHANAN
We’ve got another great slate of games this week in Williamson County football, with the ever-important Battle of Franklin looming for Franklin and Centennial.
More on that later, but don’t think that’s the only game in Week 7 of WillCo Football with playoff ramifications.
We’ve got a strong undercard, with Independence looking to take its high-powered offense over to Brentwood to help put a dampening on the Bruins’ footloose 2018.
Brentwood looks to continue hot streak as Indy comes calling
Right now, the Brentwood Bruins look like state contenders.
Though, one thing could play spoiler to the Bruins’ rocksteady 2018 could be the county’s most dangerous offense.
Look no further than the Independence Eagles, with the dangerous quartet of QB Nathan Cisco, WR T.J. Sheffield, WR Isaiah Collier and RB Colby Logan, and Indy’s stout offensive line, could present problems for Brentwood’s defense.
Indy’s defense has been better as of late, though they might not have quite enough to slow down QB Cade Granzow and the myriad of options he has at his disposal on offense. The Eagles will need that offense to come through.
The Bruins’ defense has talent and can get after the passer, though they might not have an answer for Sheffield. Outside of Oakland, no one really has had an answer for him. He’s a threat at a touchdown every play; a game-changing high school talent. Even if you put double coverage on Sheffield, Collier’s also pretty dangerous, and Logan can make plays in the air and on the ground. Cisco’s got an arm, and if he’s still hurt, Eli Cash stands as one of WillCo’s most effective backups.
The Brentwood defense managed to hold Ravenwood just enough in the Battle of the Woods on the road. Can they muster the same performance together to limit Independence while in friendly confines?
The Bruins need this one to stay atop the district. The Eagles would love to disrupt the flow. This will be a game to watch.
Here’s the rest of the slate.
Ravenwood will host district foe Dickson County…FRA will go head-to-head with Goodpasture…BA will head out to Baylor…BGA will make a trip to Whites Creek…Nolensville will take a trip to Tullahoma…Page will travel to Lincoln Co. for a district matchup…Spring Hill will take on Maplewood…GCA will face Moore County.