Fearless Friday Predictions Part II

Find out more about some of the biggest games across the state. PrepTennessee.com will make some predictions for some of the biggest games across the state in week two.

Game # 4: Kingsport-Dobyns-Bennett vs. Knoxville-Bearden

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Coach Graham Clark and the Kingsport-Dobyns-Bennett Indians hope to carry the momentum of two big wins on the road this Friday. Kingsport-Dobyns Bennett, the number three team in 5A, hopes to put on a show of firepower against the Bulldogs of Knoxville-Bearden. Early in the 2008 season Kingsport is averaging 42 points per ball game and surrendering only an average of nine and a half. The offense is lead by super sophomore Chris Sensabaugh, who may be out of action tonight with an elbow injury.

The Bulldogs from Knoxville-Bearden hope to get a big region win at home before they prepare for their other big time rival next week in Knoxville-Farragut in the battle of "How the West Was Won". The Bulldogs will have to maintain possession of the football and play mistake free.

PrepTennessee.com Prediction:

If the Tribe travels to Knoxville with a banged up warrior in sophomore sensation Chris Sensabaugh things would become very interesting in this match up. However, if his injury is not that bad expect the Bulldogs from Knoxville-Bearden to have a long night. Kingsport-Dobyns Bennett 35 Knoxville Bearden 14

Game # 5: Nashville-Father Ryan vs. Franklin-Battle Ground Academy

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Another big time region match up in the mid state this week can be found at Franklin-Battle Ground Academy. The Wildcats of Franklin-Battle Ground Academy look to keep their winning ways after a 2-0 start led by quarterback commitment Jamal Ramsey. His combination of speed, agility, and the ability to make plays in the passing game on the run have enticed many schools including Cincinnati, Arkansas State, and Miami (OH). Ramsey made his commitment earlier this summer to Miami (OH). His ability to make big time plays has helped his team prevail in their first two games.

The Irish of Nashville-Father Ryan are hoping to keep their momentum rolling. Last week they were able to hold on against their big time rival, Pope John Paul II, and retain the Bishop's Trophy. The Irish will look to establish their new offense early tonight and take control of the ball game in order to keep Ramsey on the sidelines. Fans should watch for Scout.com two star offensive guard Sean Conway, 6-3, 280 pounds to have a big night upfront for the Irish.

PrepTennessee.com Prediction:

This could be one of the best games in the entire mid state. Both teams need this win as a way to establish their spot in the run for the playoffs both teams seem evenly matched. The Irish from Nashville-Father Ryan will have to be efficient offensively in order to keep the high powered threat of Ramsey off the field. This game should be a good one to watch for fans. Look for special teams to play a big role for both teams tonight.

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Game # 6: Olive Branch (Miss.) vs. Memphis-University School (Tenn.)

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If you live in Memphis and you want to find a top notch football game look no further than this game. Fans will be able to check out some of the top talented players from the Southeast in this game. Olive Branch (Miss.) is loaded with division one talent including safety Rod Woodson, an Alabama commitment. The Conquistadors of Olive Branch (Miss.) hope to display their talent and firepower against their second out of state opponent. After a week one match up against Miami-Pahokee (Fla.) the Conquistadors will travel out of state again to take on Memphis-University School (Tenn.). Even though it is out of state there should be no impact on the team as it is only about a thirty minute bus ride.

Many fans will remember Olive Branch (Miss.) because of news that several Tennessee players transferred just across the border to play for the Conquistadors this summer. One of those players is offensive tackle from Memphis-Carver Aubrey Phillips. Fans can expect to see top talent on the sidelines for the Conquistadors as they seem to have top talent gravitate into their program every season.

For the Owls of Memphis-University School (Tenn.) they hope to continue rolling up the points and moving the football. Last week the Owls flexed their muscle over Memphis-Kingsbury and hope to continue the momentum. The Owls led defensively by linebacker Will Stokes will have a tough challenge this evening as Olive Branch will have plenty of speed at the skill positions. Things do not get much easier for the Owls against the Conquistadors speed as the game will be played at Memphis-University School on its field turf. This is going to be a quick, get to the corner type of football game.

PrepTennessee.com Prediction:

This game should leave fans on the edge of their seat all night long as both teams hope to display their massive firepower. The speed of the game and especially the field may become a concern for Coach Bobby Alston and his Memphis-University Owls. The challenge will be containing big time players like safety Rod Woodson from making big time plays in the game. This game will ultimately come down to execution and efficiency for both teams. Memphis University School 34 Olive Branch 28 . It's hard to pick against the Tennessee squad.


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