As we enter Week Four on the Williamson County football schedule, a bevy of challenges await our county teams.
Our Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Game of the Week find the red-hot Summit Spartans taking on the hosting Franklin Rebels for what could be Summit’s chance to go 2-0 against Region 6-6A.
It could also be Franklin’s opportunity to rebound after a rough two-game stretch. More on this soon.
As for the rest of the county, an old rivalry brews again, a handful of teams take on out-of-town threats and more awaits.
Page, Lipscomb meet once again for game
It’s been a while since Page High School and Lipscomb Academy have faced each other, but there’s no time like the present to bring back their annual brouhaha.
Both teams are having good season. Page is 3-0, riding the continued growth of stellar QB Cade Walker and emerging offensive weapons Miles Bonn and Bubba Johnson. They topped rival Shelbyville Central in dramatic fashion last week.
Lipscomb Academy is fresh off a double-digit thrashing of Franklin Road Academy and look to be settling in under new coach Trent Dilfer. Page, though, should be quite a test for the rejuvenated Mustangs.
Watch for this one to be a dual of throwers and rushers, with Walker squaring off against LA’s Jake McNamara. Jaden Lyles has had a really good season for the Mustangs running the ball, so watch for him and Johnson to be exchanging hard runs all night.
We’ll see if the established Page can defend home turf against the new-look Mustangs.
Hard duels await Ravenwood, BGA, Brentwood Academy, Indy
Some Williamson County teams will be going head-to-head with some fierce competitors this week.
The fiery Ravenwood Raptors will host Pulaski Academy, a four-time state-winning team from Little Rock, Ark.
“It’s going to be nothing like we’ve ever seen next week,” Raptors head coach Matt Daniels said last week about the game. “We’re excited for it. This is what high school football is all about.”
As for Battle Ground Academy, they’re set to host Franklin-Simpson of Kentucky, a perennial state contender.
Brentwood Academy eyes a home game against Whitehaven, who advanced to the Class 6A state finals last year.
And for Independence, they’ll face Blackman at home, a fellow Class 6A heavyweight who played Ravenwood close just two weeks ago.
The rest of the slate…Brentwood will travel to Henry Co. for a bout…Centennial will face Siegel in a road game…CPA will face Ensworth on the road…FRA hosts St. George’s…Fairview heads to Waverly Central…GCA will face Cornersville away…Spring Hill faces host Lincoln Co….Father Ryan hosts PJPII…Nolensville has a bye week.
Five Games to Check Out:
- The game at FHS for Franklin/Summit will be a good battle, and any Summit fans looking to see their team potentially top two Region 6-6A opponents should make the trip.
- Page/Lipscomb Academy will be an exciting game for certain. Rudderville has another potential state contender on its hands, and no shortage of team will love to see if they can top Dilfer in his first season coaching.
- Ravenwood/Pulaski Academy is going to be a barn burner, and one of the Raptors’ hardest tests on the schedule.
- Indy/Blackman is going to be going down to the last play, it feels like. A win for Indy would get them to 3-1 and further cement their playoff potential.
- CPA/Ensworth is going to be interesting, with Ingle Martin facing off against new Tigers coach Roc Batten, formerly of CPA. The Lions are without a win in 2019, and a road win against Ensworth would be big.
Photo from 2013 Page/Lipscomb contest by Jennifer Roberts.