For the second time this season, a Nolensville Knight has come from out of the blue to claim our Home Page Player of the Week honors.
Friday night, Nolensville posted up its fourth win of the season on the road against rival Lawrence County. The Knights are having one heck of a season, and it seems like they’re prone to send in any one player into consideration for the week’s top honor.
As we prepared our Friday night coverage, your humble Sports Editor’s jaw fell down when he saw what Nolensville WR Tim Coutras did against the Wildcats.
The receiver hauled in 4 touchdowns and 227 yards in the air, and at corner, he had a pick. It’s rare when you can get so much from a two-way player.
Let Coutras show you himself what he’s capable of.
— Tim Coutras (@timcoutras) September 16, 2018
Between the ground-and-pound fury of Colton Dooley, having two quarterbacks who can win games in Brandon Wharton II and Ryder Galardi and a myriad of weapons and terrors like Coutras, Tim Stayskal, Zachary Campbell and C.J. Ware, the Knights feel like they can be November threats if they want to be.
Maybe even December if everything goes the right way.
For now, what a week for Coutras. The offensive *and* defensive threat earns Player of the Week honors for Week 5.
We’d be remiss not to mention Brentwood Bruins QB Cade Granzow and LB Xiere Howard for their Battle of the Woods heroics. Granzow had 215 yards and three touchdowns in the air and added in 56 yards on the ground to help power Brentwood past Ravenwood.
Howard shifted the momentum with a game-changing pick six to get the Bruins the energy they needed to push away from the rival Raptors.
Summit RB George Odimegwu had a strong 191 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s comeback victory over Columbia.
Centennial RB Jariel Wilson put up three touchdowns in the team’s win over Dickson County.
Christ Presbyterian Academy WR Noah Henderson played a key part in the team’s major win over BGA with six catches for 130 yards and a touchdown, as did RB Andrew Madden, who had 150 yards and a touchdown on the ground. QB Ryan Eledge had 183 yards and the touchdown in the victory.
Brentwood Academy RB Tomario Pleasant had 120 yards and a touchdown against West Toronto Prep.
And, as a unit, the Independence Eagles defense forced five turnovers against Franklin, putting forth its best performance of 2018.