Trousdale County coach Kevin Creasy was truly worried about his second round game against Friendship Christian last Friday night.
Creasy knew that his team played well on defense when they beat Friendship 17-0 on Thursday Night Lights earlier this season as they set up two scores with two interceptions of Commander quarterback Brennan Swindoll.
In fact Friendship only had 21 yards passing and 122 yards of total offense in the 17-0 Loss but things can definitely change especially in the playoffs.
Last Friday in the second round of the Class 2A playoffs Trousdale County was the team turning it over as Friendship intercepted Yellow Jacket quarterback Hunter Murphree three times.
Friendship turned the turnovers into points as the No. 4 seeded Commanders ousted the No. 1 seeded Yellow Jackets 24-14 in a game played at Trousdale County.
This time around the Commander defense was tough holding Murphree to 1-of- 9 passing for only 23 yards for the game.
Swindoll who was a non-factor in the first game, completed eight of nine passes for 111 yards and running back Kyle Wood rushed for two touchdowns as Friendship (9-3) will now travel to No. 2 seed Boyd Buchanan (10-1).
The Commanders were also clutch on both third and fourth down as well as they converted 9 of 12 on third down and a perfect 3 for 3 on fourth down with two plays going for touchdowns.
So with the theme of getting revenge for regular season losses, the following teams got payback as well.
Sevier County 35, Dobyns Bennett 28, OT– Sevier County Steve Brewer was so upset at halftime he told his coaches that they were not going in to talk to the players.
That silence worked as the Smoky Bears who trailed undefeated Dobyns Bennett 21-0 at the half exploded out of the locker room and scored 28 points in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 28.
Dobyns Bennett (11-1) took the ball to the Sevier County 15 with two minutes left in the game but a fumble and a Sevier County recovery kill the Indian drive.
Sevier County tried a 39 yard field goal at the end of regulation but it was short and the two teams went to overtime.
Sevier County scored first in overtime as senior quarterback Cullen Lavoi scored from a yard out on fourth down to give the Smoky Bears a 35-28 lead.
The Smoky Bears won the game when Dobyns Bennett running back Devaun Swafford fumbled inches from the goal line.
The Smoky Bears Thanksgiving gift? A Quarterfinal meeting with Maryville in the Class 6A playoffs.
Regular Season Meeting- Dobyns Bennett 42, Sevier County 41, Week 3
USJ 48, ECS 41, 2 OTs- The Bruins avenged their only loss of the season behind the arm of quarterback Ryan Garner (26 of 55 passing, 324 yards, 5 TDs) and the overall playmaking abilities of do it all Lee Mayhall (12 catches, 148 yards and 3 TDs.)
Mayhall, a Division II-A Mr. Football Finalist scored the game winning touchdown in the second overtime for the win.
USJ will now travel to No. 1 ranked Knoxville Webb in the semifinals on Friday.
Regular Season Meeting- ECS 33, USJ 28 in Week 3
Brentwood 23, Franklin 14- Chudi Echetebu didn’t want another outcome like his Bruins got three weeks ago against arch rival Franklin.
Franklin recovered four Bruin fumbles and Rebel quarterback Matt Kuivinen threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns and Franklin was the district 11-AAA runner up in the first matchup in a 24-10 Franklin win.
But Echetebu wouldn’t allow that to happen in the second round playoff game as he ran for 188 yards and quarterback Austin Winfree threw two touchdowns as the Bruins (8-4) advanced over the Rebels (8-4) to get back to the quarterfinals.
Regular Season Meeting- Franklin 24, Brentwood 10 in Week 10
Hendersonville 28, Gallatin 7- Gallatin used a hard charging ground game to beat Hendersonville the first time around as running back Denzel Armstrong scored twice.
Hendersonville flipped the script as they had two backs in David Priddy (135 yards, 2 TDs) and Believe Kabasu (102 yards) to control clock and keep the ball away from the Green Wave in their rematch.
Regular Season Meeting- Gallatin 35, Hendersonville 10 in Week 7
Union City 42, Lake County 33
Regular Season Meeting- Lake County 52, Union City 46 in Week 7
Union City (6-6) got revenge on Lake County in a rematch from week seven as senior fullback Keylon Hyde rushed for 174 yards as Union City will travel to West Carroll.
REMATCHES IN THE QUARTERFINALS
Seven rematches this Friday that could be very interesting.
Alcoa (8-4) at CAK (10-2)- CAK won 24-14 in regular season but Alcoa has beaten CAK six straight years in the playoffs.
Whitehaven (12-0) at White Station (8-4)-Whitehaven won 26-17 in regular season, and beat the Spartans 28-14 in first round of playoffs last year.
Milan (11-1) at Fairview (11-1)- Milan beat Fairview 38-20 in the last year’s second round.
South Pittsburg (10-2) at Coalfield (10-1)- South Pittsburg beat Coalfield 54-6 in 2010 semifinals.
Oak Ridge (9-3) at Riverdale (12-0)- Oak Ridge defeated Riverdale 28-21 in 2010 Quarterfinals.
Pearl Cohn (7-5) at CPA (11-1)- CPA won the regular season meeting 14-10.
Giles County (9-3) at Marshall County (9-3)- Marshall County won 26-7 in regular season.
QUARTERFINALS FOR FIRST TIME
Three teams are first time Quarterfinalists.
Chester County (10-2)
West Carroll- (7-4)
FIRST QUARTERFINALS IN A LONG TIME
Dresden (10-2)-First Quarterfinal appearance since 1986
Powell (12-0)- First Quarterfinal appearance since 1994
Westwood (7-4)-First Quarterfinal appearance since 1995
Mt. Juliet (12-0)- First Quarterfinal appearance since 1997
Lenoir City (7-5)- First Quarterfinal appearance since 1998
Sullivan North (12-0)- First Quarterfinal appearance since 1999
Sevier County (11-1)- First Quarterfinal appearance since 1999
Marshall County (9-3)- First Quarterfinal appearance since 2002
TWICE AS NICE
Schools that beat rivals for the second time this season last week
West Carroll 35, Gleason 14
Westwood 14, Booker T. Washington 12
CPA 24, Goodpasture 22
Fairview 35, Lewis County 21
Milan 35, Westview 14
Covington 42, Obion County 41, 2 OTs
Morristown West 38, Morristown East 23
Beech 22, Station Camp 13
Riverdale 38, Blackman 14
Ensworth 42, Father Ryan 17
Baylor 20, MBA 10
MOST CONSECUTIVE QUARTERFINALS MADE
A list of teams that have made the quarterfinals the most straight times (current quarterfinal teams)
Maryville-15 straight years
FRIDAY NIGHT STAT STUFFERS
Fred Elder, RB, Fulton- rushed for a school record 333 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 38-12 win over Livingston Academy.
Dy’shawn Mobley-Rushed for a school record 303 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Ooltewah.
Charlie High, QB, CAK- Passed for 359 and four touchdowns on 23-of 26 passing in a 35-13 win over Polk County.
Johnston White, RB, Covington- Rushed for 240 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-41 (2OT) win over Obion County.
Grant Wicker, RB, White House- Rushed for a school record 305 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 42-6 win over Page.
Omar Williams, RB, St. George’s- Rushed for 249 yards in a 27-22 win over DCA.
Kyle Kennedy, QB, DCA- Passed for 323 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-22 loss to St. George’s.
Corn Elder, RB, Ensworth- Rushed for 224 yards and scored four touchdowns in a 42-17 win over Father Ryan.
Jacob Tucker, QB, Perry County- Passed for 346 yards and two touchdowns in a 45-20 win over Perry County.
Jaylen Walton, RB, Ridgeway- Rushed for 202 yards and scored three touchdowns in a 48-13 win over Dyer County.
Michael Carr, RB, Harding Academy- Rushed for 262 yards and scored two touchdowns in a 63-28 win over Davidson Academy.
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