Road Trip: MBA at BA

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BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Taking in one of the top mid-state rivalries along with watching supreme young talent made Friday night's road trip a neat experience.

Brentwood Academy and Montgomery Bell Academy are separated by just 12 miles and have been battling for several decades in both the regular and postseasons. The two clashed this weekend with the Big Red holding on late for a 52-44 win.

Both schools reached the 2013 TSSAA Division II Class AA state semifinals before falling. Each has the talent and depth to return to the Final Four again this winter.

A sophomore running back flashing on more recruiting radars is MBA's Ty Chandler, who already boasts offers from Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. Chandler finished with 170 rushing yards on 17 attempts with two touchdowns (62, 2).

Ryan Johnson rates by Scout as a four-star prospect and the No. 22 junior offensive tackle in the country. The 6-foot-5, 270-pounder verbally committed to Tennessee on July 19.

Bryce Mathews is a Scout three-star prospect and the No. 28-rated junior offensive tackle in the nation. The Aggies legacy says he has "no front-runner" between schools that have offered, which include Alabama, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

Both teams enter Week 5 with records of 4-1 overall and 1-1 in DII-AA.

Find out more about this contest and these three players by clicking play on InsideTennessee's latest Road Trip report below:

Road Trip: MBA at BA

Danny Parker is currently the Managing Editor, Recruiting Analyst and Staff Photographer for He was previously the sports editor at Shelbyville Times-Gazette. He joined the Scout team July 2011.
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