BY KEVIN WARNER AND CORY WOODROOF
The wins were aplenty in Williamson County and afar Friday night as a host of area teams got wins in the third week of the season.
Let’s see what a few of those scores were.
BGA rolls past Goodpasture
The Battleground Academy Wildcats improved to 3-0 with a 45-20 win over Goodpasture Christian School Friday night. Through the first three games, BGA has yet to trail the season.
BGA amassed 542 yards of total offense while limiting Goodpasture to just 160 for the game. The Wildcats forced Goodpasture into five turnovers, including three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Senior Evan Gaunt led the way with six tackles. Linebackers Antonio Stevens and Georgia Tech commit Chico Bennett tallied five tackles in Week Three. Bennett sacked the quarterback twice Friday night, while Stevens snagged two interceptions.
The Wildcats offense scored quickly with a 65-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Septimphelter to senior wide receiver Tiy Reed. The junior BGA signal caller went 19-33 passing for 328 yards and four touchdowns.
Running back Kaleb Seay had a breakout game with 178 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Wildcats rushing attack.
Wide receivers Garrett Hollis Jr., Antonio Stevens and Wilson Parker also caught touchdowns on the stellar offensive night for BGA.
BGA battles Boyd Buchanan High School next week. – KW
FRA gets first win of year over Lipscomb Academy
The Franklin Road Academy Panthers (1-2) opened district play with a come from behind victory at Lipscomb Academy, 20-17.
Running back Jeffrey Vercher completed the comeback with a 21-yard touchdown burst late in the fourth quarter to give FRA its first win of the season.
A blocked punt for a touchdown by junior Kingston Gardner gave the Panthers their first lead of the season, 6-0. The Mustangs rattled off 17 straight points to close out the first quarter leading 17-6.
Late in the second quarter following interception, Panthers offense found the end zone on a Brogan Wilson 10-yard run. A two-point conversion made the score 17-14 before Vercher’s score gave the game to the Panthers.
FRA look to continue their winning ways when they play Nashville Christian School next week. – KW
CPA at Smyrna
Christ Presbyterian Academy (3-0) beat Smyrna 48-26 on the road Friday night to stay undefeated in 2018.
CPA jumped out to a 21-7 advantage, before Smyrna battled back to within one point, at 21-20 before running back Sam West ripped off a 75-yard score. Andrew Madden added another to make the score 35-20 at halftime and never looked back.
The Lions will host Perl-Cohn Magnet School next week, as they look to remain perfect. – KW
Page at Franklin Co.
Page High School (3-0) traveled to Franklin County Friday night and came away with a 20-12 victory to remain perfect on the season.
Friday night was another solid performance for first year quarterback Cade Walker. Walker went 20-27 for 222 yards and a touchdown through the air to senior wide receiver Michael Burdick, and another on the ground himself.
Kicker Chase Tidmore made to big kicks for the Patriots from 26 and 31 yards respectively. – KW
Summit blasts White Co.
Summit improved to 2-1 on the season in a win over White Co. Friday night.
RB Tre Hunter led the Spartans on the ground with 110 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Destin Wade had 75 yards and two touchdowns and RB George Odimegwu had 84 on the ground with two touchdowns and led the team in receptions with 66 yards and a touchdown.
They’ll host White County next Friday. – CW