Week Two in Review

Another solid week of high school football is in the books. Find out more about some of the top performers from across the state.

Week two was a great week across the state filled with several big time performances, big time wins, and an even a big time upset. Starting in East Tennessee Knoxville-Catholic (Tenn.) held onto a region win even though they struggled to hold onto the ball. The Irish held off Knoxville-Austin East (Tenn.) 21-12 in a game in which the Irish had four turnovers. Led by junior Dorian Cozart, who had 98 yards, the Irish were able to make enough plays to escape with the win. Knoxville-Catholic (Tenn.) improves to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in the region.

Knoxville-Powell had a huge performance from quarterback Kier Houston, who had eight carries for 108 yards, touchdown and was seven out of ten passing for 204 yards, touchdown. The Panthers from Knoxville-Powell went on to win big over Lenoir City (Tenn.) 42-10.

Moving toward the mid state fans were able to take in great game between Chattanooga-McCallie and Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy. The Eagles were out to bounce back 17-3 over the Blue Tornado of Chattanooga-McCallie. The win was big because it gave a huge boost to the Eagles after their week one loss to Brentwood-Ravenwood. Brentwood Academy hopes to continue to have big performances on offense from running backs Josh Tate and Victor Caro.

Last week the state was shocked when Coach Rector and his Brentwood-Ravenwood Raptors beat Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy. This week the Raptors came back to earth with a shattering loss to county and region rival Franklin (Tenn.). The Rebels led by a big time performance from junior running back Keylo Lee, who had 130 yards on 13 carries. The Rebels were also able to strike in the air with the strong arm of quarterback Graham Nichols, who threw for two touchdowns, 132 yards, and completed 11 of 16. Running back Alex Ford punched in two scores with 59 yards on the ground. The Raptors suffered a major loss with an injury to star player, wide receiver Bo Gilroy, at the end of the first quarter.

One of the biggest games in the state matched up Mississippi powerhouse Olive Branch (Miss.) High School and Memphis-University School (Tenn.). The Conquistadors from Olive Branch came into this game a heavy favorite, but were not able to escape the Owl's nest with a win and their national ranking. The Owls from Memphis-University School (Tenn.) were beat in total yardage by Olive Branch (Miss.) by almost 150 yards. The Owls were able to take advantage of the home field advantage and pull off a dramatic upset 29-22. The Owls improve to 3-0 on the year and are looking strong at a run in division two.


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