Starting in the Western part of the state the stat books were being overloaded with the one two punch of the Paris-Henry County Patriots. Led by quarterback Marsalis Teague, 5-10, 174 pounds and fullback Dominque Allen, 6-0, 250 pounds the Patriots have been demolishing teams including their 42-0 win over region rival Munford. Teague threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns while piling up 59 yards rushing. Allen showed off his skills with 138 yards rushing and a pair of scores on the night.
The Owls of Memphis (Tenn.) University School continues to pile up big time stats and points. They rolled this past Friday over region rival 48-7 by scoring 34 points in the first quarter. The Owls who are implementing the Tony Franklin System have put up impressive numbers including their performance on Friday night. They piled up 272 yards rushing and 172 yards through the air in their eighth victory of the season. Junior Barry Brunetti, a rising star to watch for in the class of 2010 had a big game. Brunetti rushed for 59 yards including a big run early in the game. He also completed three out of four passing for 43 yards.
The Tornadoes from Alcoa (Tenn.) just keep winning. Much like their county rival Maryville (Tenn.) winning a state championship almost seems inevitable for the Tornadoes. Led by quarterback Chase James, the Tornadoes improved to 7-1 with a 51-0 rout of Sweetwater (Tenn.). James, a 6-0, 160 pound senior has been lighting up the statistics lately. James, who completed nine out of nine passes for 121 yards and three touchdowns.
The mighty Rebels from Maryville (Tenn.) do not seem to have a snap in their win streak in sight anytime soon. Coach George Quarles and his young Rebel team look to remain focused and poised heading into their week nine bye week with the streak intact at 69 consecutive wins. With most certainly at least three rounds of the playoffs at home most expect the Rebels to defend their four consecutive state championships in Murfreesboro once again.