ESPN 102.5 The Game’s high school football coverage continues into week seven on the Game Blitz starting at six o’clock PM. Hosts Chase McCabe and Sudzo bring you all the action as it happens.
Congrats to Heath Williams on earning Gentle Giant Performer of the Week honors for Week Six! Williams tallied 364 yards and seven touchdowns for Clarksville Northeast in their win over West Creek.
Who should be our Gentle Giant Performer of the Week? Williams 364yds 7TDs, Carter, 19 att 202 yds TD, Davis 175yds, 5TDs, KO TD.
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Week Seven Showdowns
Brentwood (5-1) vs. Independence (3-2)
The top dog spot in Region 6-6A is up for the taking Friday night at Independence. Brentwood trails the Eagles in region six despite a better overall record. The Bruins have dominated on defense this season by surrendering less than 13 points per game. Independence’s offense isn’t soaring like previous seasons, but are a force to be reckoned with after back to back state championship appearances.
Cookeville (6-0) vs. Riverdale (5-1)
Cookeville has looked stellar so far this season while trying to break out of the competitive region 3-6A. Cookeville is undefeated and winning in convincing fashion, however their competition hasn’t been stiff. Outside of a week five win over Pearl-Cohn they haven’t faced a true contender yet. Riverdale’s only loss came at the hands of Oakland. The Warriors face multiple injuries they must overcome if they want to stay with their region counterparts. This game could ultimately determine who finishes third in 3-6A, if neither team can upset Oakland or Blackman.
Rossview (4-2) at Mount Juliet (6-0)
Will Mt. Juliet ever allow anyone to score? Not yet through the first six weeks at least – the Bears are outscoring opponents 243-0. Meanwhile Rossview sits in second place in region 4-6A, looking up at Mt. Juliet. This is a season defining game for Rossview, for them to make a jump they must win Friday night.
Hillsboro (3-3) at Beech (6-0)
Hillsboro continues their brutal schedule this season with a matchup against an undefeated Beech squad. Beech stands atop region 6-5A with an offense averaging 43 points per game, while the Burros loom in the middle. Hillsboro is coming off a great win over CPA by two points. If the Burros can recover from a tough stretch at the beginning of the season, it has to start this week against the leaders of region 6.