November football has arrived, the regular season concluded last Friday after several key matchups decided the fate of playoffs seeds. This week is a two hour show due to Nashville Predators coverage and our man the Sudzo will be out, so stepping in alongside Chase McCabe will be Siegel Athletic Director, Greg Wyant.
Despite the shortened show, Game Blitz will still bring you every update once the games kick off at 7 PM. Several first round matchups are some of the best we’ve seen all season, including Riverdale vs. Mt. Juliet, Gallatin vs. Page, and the Battle for Bishop’s Cup Father Ryan vs. Pope John Paul II.
6A– Key Matchups: Centennial vs. Cane Ridge, Blackman vs. Hendersonville, Riverdale vs. Mt. Juliet
Upset Alert- Maybe not a true “upset” but put the Hendersonville Commandos on upset alert this Friday night. Although Blackman is missing Ohio State commit Master Teague, the Blaze still handled the Commandos in the first week of the season winning 63-28. Hendersonville’s triple option attack isn’t built to come back from big deficits. If Hendersonville falls behind early, B-man could put this one out of reach to beat the second seeded Commandos.
Throw Mt. Juliet on upset alert as well, their defense dominated by only giving up 30 points over the entire regular season. But the playoffs are a different animal and Riverdale offers a brutal matchup with an offense averaging 37 points per game in Rutherford County.
5A-Key Matchups: Page vs. Gallatin, Hillsboro vs. Shelbyville Central
Title Contender- Beech steamrolled through the regular season going 10-0 and outscoring their opponents by 30 points per game on average. 5A in the Mid-State may not be the most difficult region, but the Buccaneer sovereignty over each opponent makes them a state title contender. Summit will likely meet them to play for a berth at the state tournament.
4A– Key Matchup: Spring Hill vs. Macon County
Worst to First- Last season White House went 0-10. This year the Blue Devils are 10-0 and posses the number one seed in their region. A mind blowing turnaround this season has White House in prime position to reach Cookeville.
3A– Key Matchups: Sycamore vs. Giles County, East Nashville vs. Cheatham County Central
Metro Meetings- Three squads from Metro Nashville made the playoffs in 3A. Pearl-Cohn is the heavy favorite as the best team in Metro, but East could earn an opportunity to dethrone the Firebirds if they can knock off Cheatham Central. Stratford faces Fairview in the 4 seed vs. 1 seed matchup.
2A– Key Matchup: Eagleville vs. Riverside
1A– Key Matchups: Collinwood vs. Moore County, Grace Christian vs. Wayne County
Private– Key Matchups: Franklin Road Academy vs. St. George’s, Baylor vs. Ensworth, JPII vs. Father Ryan
Bye Week Waiting- Most of the top private schools are on bye weeks this week after earning the number one or two seed. Brentwood Academy, MBA, Davidson Academy, and Nashville Christian are each on bye weeks and will pick up their seasons next week.