BY KEVIN WARNER AND CORY WOODROOF
Entering Week Two of the high school football season some area teams looked to rebound after a disappointing performance in their first foray into the 2018 season, while others looked to build on the momentum gained in Week One.
BGA trounces Nashville Christian
The Battleground Academy blanked Nashville Christian 45-0 Friday night. The Wildcats defense held Nashville Christian to just 63 yards total offense for the game and just 23% conversion on third-downs.
Senior linebacker Trace Adams lead the BGA defense with eight tackles. Fellow senior linebacker Teddy Holloway added five tackles and a sack. Freshman Sean Williams also had five tackles on the night. Georgia Tech commit Chico Bennett had four tackles and two sacks in Week Two.
On the offensive side, senior Tiy Reed started the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown reception early in the first quarter. For the game, Reed caught six balls for 109 yards. Later, he would at a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Bennett also had four catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. His quarterback, Junior Nick Septimphelter was solid once again going 16-24 for 260 yards and three touchdowns, the other going to Garrett Hollis Jr.
Juniors Briston Bennett and Antonio Stevens added touchdowns on the ground for the Wildcats.
BGA led 31-0 at the halftime break. They added 14 points in the second half en route to the resounding victory.
Through two games. BGA has outscored its opponents 87-7.
The Wildcats opens region play at Goodpasture Christian School next week. – KW
FRA falters in South Gibson loss
The struggles continued for Franklin Road Academy against the South Gibson High School Hornets Friday night.
FRA, like last week, found their offense too late against the opponent.
The Panthers got stung twice in the first half including a 74-yard touchdown to put the Hornets up 14-0 halftime.
Hornets would add another touchdown in the third quarter but miss the PAT. FRA’s Brogan Wilson scored on a 6-yard run, which left the Panthers down 20-7 going into the fourth quarter.
The Panthers would try to claw back in the fourth, when quarterback Sean Casey hit Riley Speed for a 16-yard touchdown, but the Panthers eventually fell 20-14.
FRA look for their first win next week when they open the district play at Lipscomb Academy. – KW
Ravenwood stays undefeated against Siegel
Ravenwood traveled to Murfreesboro’s Siegel High School after a gutsy come-from-behind victory against the Centennial Cougars last week.
After an onside kick and a quick score and failed two-point conversion, which saw the Stars go 6-0, Ravenwood responded with two consecutive touchdowns. Stars would add a field goal, and the Raptors took a 14-9 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Siegel scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion to go up 17-14 in the third quarter, but the Raptors responded with a touchdown of their own late in the third and held on for the 21-17 victory.
Ravenwood (2-0) will travel to Franklin High School (1-1) next week for a 6-A contest against the Rebels. – KW
Spring Hill still winless after Columbia Academy loss
The Spring Hill Raiders are still searching for their first win of 2018 after losing to Columbia Academy, 35-15.
The Raiders found a little bit of offense later in the game after going scoreless in the first, but it was too little, too late.
They’ll look to rectify their start with a trip to Nolensville next Friday. – CW
Centennial has rough night in Hendersonville
The Centennial Cougars will be looking for answers after a 52-26 home loss to visiting Hendersonville.
They drop to 0-2 on the season and will host Independence in a district matchup next week. – CW