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2019 NFL Draft: CPA’s Paul Adams, Centennial’s Tyrel Dodson sign UDFA contracts

2019 NFL Draft: CPA’s Paul Adams, Centennial’s Tyrel Dodson sign UDFA contracts
Two more Williamson County football alums have started to make their NFL dreams a reality. Christ Presbyterian Academy offensive lineman Paul Adams (Missouri) and Centennial linebacker Tyrel Dodson (Texas A&M) will be headed to play professionally as undrafted free agents. They join former Brentwood Academy quarterback and Ole Miss tight end Dawson Knox (Buffalo Bills)...
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Soggy fans, fireworks mark NFL Draft’s first night in Nashville, CPA participates

Soggy fans, fireworks mark NFL Draft’s first night in Nashville, CPA participates
By Cory Woodroof  NashvillePost.com  Poor Brian Burns could barely hear himself speak. The Florida State pass rusher was up at the microphone to talk about his selection by the Carolina Panthers in the 2019 NFL Draft’s first round, but Nissan Stadium had other plans. A grand firework show that lasted nearly five minutes filled the ...
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Meet the Williamson County 2019 NFL Draft prospects

Meet the Williamson County 2019 NFL Draft prospects
This weekend, countless college football prospects will be waiting by the phone to hear where their NFL careers will begin as the 2019 NFL Draft gets underway. 2019’s big celebration roots itself right here in middle Tennessee, with a big stage set up right on the riverfront and events going on through Broadway and around ...
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Meet Bryce McCormick, CPA’s unconventional point guard

Meet Bryce McCormick, CPA’s unconventional point guard
STORY BY CHRIS LEE | TOP PHOTO BY WHITNEY JARRELD In the waning seconds of the third quarter of this week’s game with Knoxville’s Grace Christian Academy, a GCA player hits a 3. Christ Presbyterian Academy’s Bryce McCormick catches the ensuing inbounds pass, takes two steps, and banks in a shot from the low block ...
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CPA sees quartet of linebackers all commit for start of National Signing Period

CPA sees quartet of linebackers all commit for start of National Signing Period
BY CHIP CIRILLO All four of Christ Presbyterian Academy’s linebackers signed letters of intent with colleges Wednesday. Kane Patterson, an All-American Bowl selection, led the way by signing with Clemson. Bryce McCormick (Furman), William Horne (Georgetown) and McNeill Stout (Wheaton) will also be playing college ball. Stout will probably play receiver for Wheaton. “I thin...
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CPA powers past BGA to claim 2018 D-II AA state title

CPA powers past BGA to claim 2018 D-II AA state title
STORY BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTOS BY KENDYL SEALS Zeroes have been quite friendly to the Christ Presbyterian Academy Lions this season. The team has that number in its loss column to close the year and held Battle Ground Academy’s prolific offense to that number in the first half en route to claim a D-II ...
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CPA’s Martin, BGA’s Batten finalists for 2018 Titans HS Football Coach of Year Award

CPA’s Martin, BGA’s Batten finalists for 2018 Titans HS Football Coach of Year Award
Before meeting up in Cookeville to determine a state champion, Christ Presbyterian Academy head coach Ingle Martin and Battle Ground Academy head coach Roc Batten have found themselves in strong company. The two coaches have been named finalists for the Tennessee Titans’ High School Football Coach of Year Award for the 2018 season. Martin has ...
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STATE PREVIEW: CPA looking to put perfect cap on perfect season

STATE PREVIEW: CPA looking to put perfect cap on perfect season
BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY RUSSELL VANNOZZI  The Christ Presbyterian Academy Lions haven’t lost a game this season. If Friday’s 3:00 p.m. D-II state title game at Tennessee Tech goes their way, not having lost stay that way for good. The Lions are converging on perfection for a bout set with region opponent Battle ...
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Trio of 2018 WillCo football standouts honored as finalists for Mr. Football

Trio of 2018 WillCo football standouts honored as finalists for Mr. Football
Photo (top left to right): Sheffield, Henderson, Harris-Lusk  BY CORY WOODROOF  Three standout football players from the area walked away with hardware for their 2018 performances Sunday night at the TSSAA’s Mr. Football ceremony at Nissan Stadium. A crowd of more than 400 football players, coaches, families, friends and press convened at the NFL complex ...
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PLAYOFF PREVIEW: CPA to face fellow unbeaten Lausanne

PLAYOFF PREVIEW: CPA to face fellow unbeaten Lausanne
BY CHIP CIRILLO | PHOTO BY DEB SCALLY  No. 1 vs. No. 2. Both unbeaten. Both boast major-college prospects. This showdown is as good as it gets for second-ranked Christ Presbyterian Academy and No. 1 Lausanne, which visits the Lions in a Division II-AA semifinal Friday night. “To have Lausanne come in with a 30-something-game ...
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Sheffield, Henderson, Harris-Lusk named 2018 Mr. Football finalists

Sheffield, Henderson, Harris-Lusk named 2018 Mr. Football finalists
Three Williamson County football players have made the final cut for the TSSAA’s Mr. Football competition. Independence wide receiver T.J. Sheffield, Christ Presbyterian wide receiver Noah Henderson and Fairview dual-threat athlete Kam Harris-Lusk have been named finalists in their respective classes. Sheffield will compete in Class 6A with Devon Starling of Cane Rid...
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2018 D-II Class AA Middle All-Region football team unveiled

2018 D-II Class AA Middle All-Region football team unveiled
The powers that be have determined which county football players will make up the the Division II Class AA Middle All-Region team. Names from Christ Presbyterian Academy, Franklin Road Academy and Battle Ground Academy fill the list. BGA’s versatile offensive weapon Tiy Reed was named the region’s Athlete of the Year, while CPA’s blue-chip running ...
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PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: CPA, BGA cruise to wins, BA edges Christian Brothers

PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: CPA, BGA cruise to wins, BA edges Christian Brothers
PHOTOS BY DEB SCALLY Outside of Franklin Road Academy’s huge road upset of Notre Dame, three other Williamson County D-II teams continued their posts season quests with playoff wins. CPA First, Christ Presbyterian blasted the doors off of visiting St. George 49-7. The Lions got up to the final right before half, and let the ...
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CPA girls soccer team reflects on journey to state title

CPA girls soccer team reflects on journey to state title
BY CHIP CIRILLO Sylvie Keck hadn’t scored a goal all season. She’s a center back, a defensive player whose main responsibility is to prevent goals, not score them. But there she was, ready for her chance to score the biggest goal of Christ Presbyterian Academy’s season during the sixth round of penalty kicks in the ...
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CPA seniors Eledge, Henderson see history, help power offensive success

CPA seniors Eledge, Henderson see history, help power offensive success
BY LOGAN BUTTS Christ Presbyterian Academy’s Ryan Eledge and Noah Henderson have been playing football together for nearly a decade. The prolific duo has led the CPA offense all season, thanks in large part to an on-field chemistry that has been years in the making. “I can give him any signal we’ve ever used since ...
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COLUMN: Christ Presbyterian Academy, Page best chance of state winners

COLUMN: Christ Presbyterian Academy, Page best chance of state winners
BY CORY WOODROOF  The Christ Presbyterian Academy Lions ended October with a perfect 10-0 record, and the Page Patriots finished 9-1. From here on out, that zero might not go anywhere, neither might the one. If you look at all the teams in Williamson County this fall, the best teams have been CPA and Page. ...
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Brentwood, Centennial to face off, CPA chasing perfect record

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Brentwood, Centennial to face off, CPA chasing perfect record
BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY ANDY COLLIGNON  Well, we’ve reached the end of our regular season here in Williamson County, with the local teams all trying to finish the season strong. Teams like Ravenwood, Independence, Brentwood, Centennial and Franklin all can accomplish big goals with wins, and could take tough losses. Teams like Page ...
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Brentwood football continues healing process in meal with CPA

Brentwood football continues healing process in meal with CPA
BY CORY WOODROOF The Brentwood Bruins and Christ Presbyterian Lions met out at Brentwood’s place last Tuesday, though not for reasons you might think. Instead of bringing their A-game, the Lions brought grills, hamburger patties and folks ready to cook and prepare. CPA wasn’t there to win. They were there to serve. As the Brentwood ...
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COLUMN: Handful of WillCo teams look like state contenders

COLUMN: Handful of WillCo teams look like state contenders
BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY ANDY COLLIGNON  As the regular season winds down, Williamson County’s football teams are all trying to make that last-minute push for a playoff spot or better postseason standings. We’ve got no shortage of November-ready teams, though as is customary, only a few can push ahead to play in the ...
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FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: CPA, Independence win big at home

FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: CPA, Independence win big at home
STORY BY KEVIN WARNER  Below are a handful of recaps of the week’s Williamson County football games.  Goodpasture at CPA The undefeated Christ Presbyterian Academy Lions (9-0) cruised to a 54-7 victory over region foe Goodpasture Christian School Friday night. The Lions jumped out to a 21-7 lead over Goodpasture in the first quarter of ...
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