Game One: Brentwood-Ravenwood (Tenn.) at Nashville-Montgomery Bell Academy (Tenn.)
The Raptors from Brentwood-Ravenwood (Tenn.) have had a roller coaster ride so far. In week one, the Raptors upset Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy and put a stop on their 31 game win streak against Williamson County Schools. A season ending injury to wide receiver Bo Gilroy against Franklin (Tenn.) Rebels in week two has hurt the Raptors. This Friday Ravenwood hopes to bring their best game to pull off another monumental upset over one of the top teams in the state. The Raptors will need to rely on solid play from quarterback Alex Williams and run game from running back, who rushed for 113 yards last week against region rival Brentwood (Tenn.).
The Big Red of Nashville-Montgomery Bell Academy is on a mission. Not only are trying to repeat as state champions in division two but also trying to maintain and extend their winning streak to 19 games. Montgomery Bell Academy has been led by quarterback Spencer Wise, 6-0, 175 pounds and running back Alex Hunt, who ran for 101 yards on nine carries last week against Hendersonville-Pope John Paul II. Fans will also get to watch offensive linemen Wesley Johnson, 6-5, 250 pound guard who provides great footwork, technique, and drive blocking skill.
This could be an interesting match up for both teams because it is a tough non-region game for two teams that play in tough regions. The Big Red hopes to continue their winning ways and look to have the edge. On the other hand the Raptors have already played the role of the giant killer in week one.
Montgomery Bell Academy 35 Ravenwood 7
Game Two: Ooltewah (Tenn.) at Nashville-Maplewood (Tenn.)
This match up highlights some of the top players in the state for the class of 2009 and definitely two big prospects for the class of 2010. The Owls from Ooltewah (Tenn.) look to make the trip into Middle Tennessee for a tough non-region game. The Panthers from Nashville-Maplewood hope to have a big performance from wide receiver Quatavius Parks, who had 85 yards on six catches last week. A big time prospect to watch for in the class of 2010 is offensive guard James Stone, 6-4.5, 280 pounds. Stone already has offers from Tennessee and Alabama.
This game should prove to be an interesting match up for both teams as they press forward in their season. This game serves as a turning point for the Panther, who are sitting at 2-2 on the season. A win over one of the top teams in 5A will help build up team confidence and hopefully help the Panthers towards a run in the playoffs.
Coach Benny Monroe and his Owls team look locked and ready to compete for one of the toughest regions in the state. Ooltewah led by class of 2010 linebacker Jacques Smith, 6-2, 235 pounds hope to shut down the Panthers and continue playing at a high level.
This game will provide a good look at a few good 2009 prospects including wide receiver Quatavius Parks and defensive tackle Romario Cathey from Nashville-Maplewood. This game will provide a good glimpse of the talent of 2010 with Nashville-Maplewood offensive linemen James Stone and Ooltewah linebacker Jacques Smith.
Ooltewah (Tenn.) 35 Maplewood 20
Game Three: Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy at Prattville (Alabama)
Fans in both Alabama and Tennessee have debated for a long time which state has the best football. This Friday night fans will get a little better idea as two of the biggest teams in both states square off in a big time Southeastern match up.
Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy hopes to continue their winning ways this Friday against one of the best teams in Alabama. The Eagles from Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy have won three games in a row including a 42-21 win over Chattanooga-Baylor. The Eagles are receiving a lot of attention nationally due to Notre Dame commitment Alex Bullard, a 6-4, 275 pound offensive tackle and three star defensive end / tight end Thad McHaney, 6-4, 240 pounds. Both of these prospects highlight one of the most talented teams in the Southeast region that is filled with talent in several classes.
The Eagles will travel to Prattville to take on the perennial power Prattville (Alabama) Lions. The 2008 season has seen the Lions jump out to a 3-1 record and a number one ranking in 6A. The Lions only loss came to Cincinnati-St. Xavier in the Kirk Herbstreit Classic.
Fans will be able to check out some of the top talent from Tennessee this Friday. In the class of 2009 in addition to Alex Bullard and Thad McHaney the Eagles have a few prospects to watch including defensive tackle Barry Dabney and safety Jeremy Martin. The class of 2010 also has two of the top prospect in the state with defensive tackle Ishmael Lewis, 6-3, 260 pounds and running back Joshua Tate, 5-11, 177 pound. In the Class of 2011 fans can expect to see big things from running back Victor Caro, who has rushed for 596 yards and 6 touchdowns early in the season.
PrepTennessee.com: Fans across the southeast will be able to check out some of the top prospects in both Alabama and Tennessee. When two of the top programs in the Southeast lock up fans will be able to see some great high school football.
Brentwood Academy (Tenn.) 28 Prattville (Alabama) 24