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DateOppenentResult
8/18@ Franklin
7:00pmLocation: Franklin, TN
8/25@ Cane Ridge
7:00pm Location: Cane Ridge, TN
9/1Dickson County
7:00pmLocation: Brentwood, TN
9/8Stewarts Creek
7:00pmLocation: Brentwood, TN
9/15Ravenwood
7:00pmLocation: Brentwood, TN
9/22Nolensville
7:00pmLocation: Brentwood, TN
9/29@Independence
7:00pmLocation: Thompson's Station, TN
10/6@ Father Ryan
7:00pmLocation: Nashville, TN
10/13BYE
Location:
10/20Marshall County
7:00pmLocation: Brentwood, TN
10/27@Centennial
7:00pm Location: Franklin, TN

Carolina Panthers GM says don’t forget Independence alum Rashaan Gaulden

Carolina Panthers GM says don’t forget Independence alum Rashaan Gaulden
By David Boclair NashvillePost.com Rashaan Gaulden hardly was out of sight during his first NFL season. The Independence High School graduate played 14 games as a reserve for the Carolina Panthers. He made 12 tackles and broke up one pass on defense and added another four stops on special teams. Yet somehow the 6-foot, 200-pound ...
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Two WillCo athletes get offers from Purdue

Two WillCo athletes get offers from Purdue
In a fun twist, two local athletes could be joining one of the county’s great receivers up in Indiana. Independence receiver Chayce Bishop and Nolensville outside linebacker C.J. Ware both got offers from Purdue this week, putting them potentially in line to join former Indy standout T.J. Sheffield with the Boilermakers. Bishop and Ware both ...
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TSWA reveals Class 5A/6A All-State football selections

TSWA reveals Class 5A/6A All-State football selections
The Tennessee Sports Writers Association has unveiled its list of 2018 All-State football picks, and Williamson County was represented. For 6A, Ravenwood quarterback Brian Garcia, offensive tackle Graham Barton and defensive end Bryan Rice made the team, as did Independence receiver T.J. Sheffield. In 5A, Page’s Michael Burdick made the list as a defensive back ...
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Independence trio enjoy signing day festivities

Independence trio enjoy signing day festivities
BY CHIP CIRILLO Three Independence athletes are heading in opposite directions after signing letters of intent Wednesday. Receiver T.J. Sheffield is going north to Purdue, quarterback Nathan Cisco is headed west to Idaho and setter Emma Osterbur is pointed east to Tennessee Tech. Sheffield picked Purdue over schools like Ohio State and Penn State. He ...
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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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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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Brentwood edges Independence in 2OT to move on in playoffs

Brentwood edges Independence in 2OT to move on in playoffs
STORY BY JAKE DONOVAN | PHOTOS BY ANDY COLLIGNON  Brentwood High School couldn’t have picked a more appropriate setting to avenge their lone district loss of the season. Overcoming a late rally and an early overtime deficit, the Bruins outlasted Independence High School (6-6) in a 27-24 double overtime thriller Friday evening at their home ...
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GAME OF THE WEEK: Brentwood, Independence set for playoff rematch

GAME OF THE WEEK: Brentwood, Independence set for playoff rematch
BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY ANDY COLLIGNON  By the end of the first Brentwood/Independence game in September, the Eagles flash-bang offensive upheaval of the Bruins’ typically-stout defense left Region 6-6A in a conundrum as to who would win it. Though they got upset, Brentwood still claimed the region when it was all said and ...
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WAKM-AM 950 will be out for Brentwood/Indy, welcome Ravenwood’s Daniels

WAKM-AM 950 will be out for Brentwood/Indy, welcome Ravenwood’s Daniels
WAKM-AM 950 will be heading out for a huge WillCo playoff matchup this week and welcoming a coach in the midst of another big week of preparation. The station’s Game of the Week will focus on Brentwood’s playoff matchup with Independence out at the Bruins’ place Friday night. Stormy Mitchell and Marcus Stone will be ...
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Ravenwood dashes past Indy for second in Region 6-6A

Ravenwood dashes past Indy for second in Region 6-6A
BY CHIP CIRILLO A home playoff game was on the line and Ravenwood grabbed it. A dominating 37-21 win at Independence on Friday night gave the Raptors second place in Region 6-6A and a home playoff game against Overton next week. “We were at our team meal today, talking to our seniors and we said, ...
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GAME OF THE WEEK: Ravenwood, Indy squaring off for region seating

GAME OF THE WEEK: Ravenwood, Indy squaring off for region seating
STORY BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY DEB SCALLY  With one last week in the regular season to go, the county’s football teams all trying to get one last great October effort in before the playoffs make their way into the forefront. Though, this week, the playoffs start a bit early for both the Raptors ...
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WAKM-AM 950 to head out for Ravenwood’s Indy battle, welcome Nolensville’s Derrick

WAKM-AM 950 to head out for Ravenwood’s Indy battle, welcome Nolensville’s Derrick
On the last regular season slate of WAKM-AM 950’s football schedule, they’re closing out October with a bang. The Game of the Week will head out for Ravenwood and the Raptors’ big clash at Independence, which will have major ramifications in Region 6-6A. Stormy Mitchell and Marcus Stone will be on the call, with pregame ...
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Former Brentwood receiver Chayce Bishop transfers to Independence

Former Brentwood receiver Chayce Bishop transfers to Independence
BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY ANDY COLLIGNON  A bit of a late-season shakeup has transitioned a former Bruin to be an Eagle. Former Brentwood High School wide receiver Chayce Bishop has officially transferred to Independence High School and will complete his season there, per Eagles head coach Scott Blade. Bishop join an Independence offense ...
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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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GAME OF THE WEEK: CPA looks to stay unbeaten with Indy on way

GAME OF THE WEEK: CPA looks to stay unbeaten with Indy on way
BY CORY WOODROOF  What’s sure to be the most interesting game of the week in Williamson County finds 6A going up against D-II in a battle with college commits, smart coaching and high-powered offenses. Christ Presbyterian Academy sits at a sterling 7-0 and will look to defend the Lions’ Den as a resurgent Independence comes ...
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WILLCO PICKS: CPA, Brentwood, BA might pull out wins this week

WILLCO PICKS: CPA, Brentwood, BA might pull out wins this week
BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY ANDY COLLIGNON  Here are a few guesses at how this week’s slate in WillCo football might go. Independence vs. CPA  The marquee attraction of the week will see the electric Independence offense go up against one of the county’s best teams in undefeated Christ Presbyterian Academy. We’re not sure ...
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Independence rides explosive start to upset Brentwood

Independence rides explosive start to upset Brentwood
STORY BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTOS BY ANDY COLLIGNON  Well, we didn’t see that coming. On a five-touchdown night for reserve quarterback Ethan Cash and with two touchdown hat tricks for receivers T.J. Sheffield and Isaiah Collier and a booming start for its defense, the Independence Eagles soared into Brentwood and pulled off the upset ...
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Brentwood, Indy to square off

FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Brentwood, Indy to square off
BY CORY WOODROOF | PHOTO BY KINDELL BUCHANAN  We’ve got another great slate of games this week in Williamson County football, with the ever-important Battle of Franklin looming for Franklin and Centennial. More on that later, but don’t think that’s the only game in Week 7 of WillCo Football with playoff ramifications. We’ve got a ...
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Complete performance helps Independence roll over Franklin

Complete performance helps Independence roll over Franklin
STORY AND PHOTOS BY RUSSELL VANNOZZI Independence entered Friday’s game with Franklin needing to show improvement on defense. The Eagles had allowed 38.3 points per game in their first four contests, leading to a dismal 1-3 record. But this time around, the Eagle defense was on a mission to match the performance of its high-powered ...
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